Sunday, May 23, 2010

24 Down!

So week 24 has come and gone and I have essentially gotten NO where with the nursery! I spent a lot of extra hours at work this week trying to feel "caught up"....does that ever really happen? I don't think so. Saturday (5/15) we moved the big girl bed from the nursery to Taylor's room and the crib and glider into the nursery (sounds like progress right). Then Sunday (5/16) I went to a bridal shower for a long time friend. This is where it goes down hill, Monday through Friday we did nothing else in there. In fact today we just put ALL kinds of stuff in there b/c we had no where else to put it. Cecilia comes tomorrow and I had to get all of my EAH inventory out of the foyer (it's new home since we cleaned out the nursery). On June 5th we will be moving all of the Daisyways stuff in there too...currently on the dining room table! Oh Well. Maybe next weekend. 

Morris IV has gotten strong enough to kick and punch me for other people to see. He does it quite often too! :) His jabs are much stronger than Taylors ever were! He very much responds to touch and warmth. He has a tendancy to kick REALLY hard when a warm hand is placed on my belly. It is kind of funny! He doesn't like being hot! (just like me!)

You can see in my bump picture the stack of boxes that are behind me. That is my most recent EAH party order...those boxes have been opened and distributed as of 5/23/10 so they are no longer there. Still a mess in there though!

This next week is going to be nice b/c it is a short week with Memorial Day weekend! Can't wait for our vacation!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have a calendar that I found and printed when I first found out I was pregnant. I have tried to find the site again and can not. the calendar lists all of the weeks and the date at which I finish that week. I like it b/c it is a quick reference to see about what week I will be for planning. For example, at work we have been trying to plan an audit in Montgomery. They have scheduled it for the week of June 7th. Well with out having to look through a regular calendar I can just look down at this quick list and know that I will be in my 27th week. There are other things on this calendar too. At the top it lists out Due Date, Conception, Pregnancy Test, 1st Heartbeat, Quickening, and Viability. Next to each of these is a date, the date that most likely they occur. While this is our second I had NO idea what quickening or viability were. This is why I love Google! Quickening is when you might first feel the baby move. Viability is when the baby has a 50% chance of survival if born early. I read a good bit about this part. This is what I found: A baby has a 35% chance of surviving outside the womb if born at 23 weeks, a 50% chance if born at 24-25 weeks (Viability--I am in my 24th week!), and a 90% chance of survival if born at 26 weeks! These numbers are from Wikipedia and based on data gathered during 2003-2005. I find this fascinating! God is capable of ANYTHING and never ceases to amaze me!

Monday, May 17, 2010

23 Down and 17 to Go!!!

Well, week 23 was a good week! I was only sick 1 time and we had a Doctors appointment.
The appt went well and I am measuring just as I should. We didn't get an ultrasound but we did get to hear the heartbeat which was 153bpm. The nurse tried to scare us by acting like she heard 2 worked for a second. :) I go back in 4 weeks. Morris' growth will be about the size of a Papaya from 22 to 25 weeks. (12.7 to 20.8 oz) His movements are much more pronounced now and I can even tell when he has his head (or butt) on my right nerve. I can typically rub it to make him move. He has gotten the hiccups once this week...hopefully he will not be like his big sister and have hiccups multiple times a day.

My bump Picture:

Can you see any changes in the nursery???
See you all next week!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

22 down and 18 to go!!

Another week has passed and we have done very little...well nothing in the nursery. We did however spend the last 2 weeks preparing for the Neighborhood Garage sale in Brook Highland. We had a good time that day and had around 140 visitors. We actually did much better than we expected and plan to use the money to put ceiling fans in Taylor's room and the Nursery. Did you know that ceiling fans are pricey??? 

Week 22 Picture: this is my favorite Preggo top...even though I have a purple one from Target that is a close second.

Morris is getting BIG!!!
Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. His little face is fully formed and even has eyebrows. He is starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
Hopefully I will start posting these a little more on time! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

21 down and 19 to go!!

So this is really late getting posted. Between sick and busy, I just haven't thought about it.
It is nice to be more than half way through! Stressful but nice! We have so much to do it is crazy! We get one thing done only to realize that we have so much more to do. You can tell from my picture that the nursery is being worked on but the picture is too close up to see all of it. The bed has been stripped and the linens washed. All crafts and Entertaining at Home have been removed from the room. The drawers in the Vanity have been cleaned out, under the bed is completely empty and the Closet has been organized for now. We still have to move all the furniture out and into Taylor's room, box up all the books and put them somewhere, and move out my wrapping supplies.

This day was a sick day for me so pardon how bad I look!!

How is Morris doing? (the baby that is)

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.
Until next week.....