Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Here's this week's baby update from the experts:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Brian, Ellie and I got a pizza and picnicked on the lawn during the show. It was so fun!
I didn't get more pics from the rest of the weekend but we filled it with: trips to the park, a visit to a new West Lafayette children's store where Ellie got to see Elmo (a 6-foot-tall, kinda freaky version of him...) and a night out for mom and dad. Turning 30 isn't so bad with all this fun stuff going on!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Last night she was up a couple times, which gave us the opportunity to get some more Tylenol in her. The second time she woke up, around 3 a.m., I think she was a little delirious from the fever because she kept babbling the whole time and stringing random thoughts together. Poor baby girl. Hopefully she kicks this soon, but for today it looks like Brian will be taking some sick time to keep her home from daycare.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Halfway there! I'm thrilled to be marking the 20th week of the pregnancy and to be feeling good :) Here's the latest info from the experts:
Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ellie liked exploring the baseball stands as much as she liked watching the action on the field. The funniest part of the evening was when we went to leave in and Ellie shouted "Bye-bye baseball!"... and then, "I shouted 'bye-bye baseball!'"
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
More to come after tomorrow's ultrasound!! SO excited to see our little one, even if he/she isn't feeling so little in there these days :) I'm up about 10 pounds for the pregnancy so far, which I'm happy with considering I'm almost at the halfway mark. I'm fitting into more of my maternity pants, but some are still too big. I'm sure that will change soon. I've been marveling at the size of my belly recently but I've also been reminding myself that there's so much more to come!
Here's the latest on #2's growth:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I've been feeling good and seem to be mostly recovered from the ligament I pulled in my side last week (while lurching up from bed to turn off the alarm... oops).
I don't want to jinx anything, but I've been amazed at how well things are going in this pregnancy and how *relatively* relaxed I've been. I guess I'm just too busy with Ellie and everything else in life to spend as much time worrying about every little thing I eat, drink and do while carrying #2. Obviously I'm trying to take good care of the baby and myself, but I have a cup of coffee every few days and the occasional glass of wine, for example. I was so strict on myself in the last pregnancy, but I'm trying to be a bit more relaxed this time around. I think it's helping with the mental part of pregnancy, for sure, because time seems to be flying. I'll need someone to remind me of that around week 34 :)
Here's what the experts are saying this week:
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Who armed the 2-year-old with a canon?
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I snagged this picture from a friend's blog because she noted a funny shadow. This is a picture of Ellie and her friend Colin playing at a recent kids event we visited in downtown Lafayette... But the photog also captured my shadow — looking very pregnant — in the picture! I don't think my bump is that big yet, but it has grown quite a bit in just the past 10 days or so.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
...Of course sometimes Ellie gives her beanbags a little help getting through the hole on the board...