Thursday, August 28, 2008

25 weeks...

What's happening underneath that bump?

Your baby is still filling out in the womb and you'll notice that your stomach begins to expand on the sides as well as the front. The baby is now at 1.5 lbs and is almost 10 inches from the head to the butt.

The structures of the spine - 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments - begin to form. The blood vessels of the lungs are developing and the nostrils begin to open. The skin is still a bit wrinkled as there is more weight to be gained before birth, but it's not transparent anymore.

Long weekend coming up!! Can't wait - I have a whole list of to-dos that I'm aiming to complete. Number one on the list is painting the shelving unit for the nursery, the very same one that my husband is working on building right now in the garage. The whole nursery (the whole upstairs, actually) is in a big mess right now because we are trying to set up the kid's furniture, while trying to figure a way and find the space to chuck all of my junk out of the room. I'm actually a little surprised at how much...stuff...I have! I can't wait to have it all sorted out so we can finally put all the baby stuff where it belongs and work on getting all the other essentials - i.e. clothes, toiletries, bedding, etc etc...
The crib is up at the very least....Got a very, very good deal on it...This was the one that I was eyeing and finally decided to get, and when we went to the store to pick it up, we found out that it was on clearance - so we ended up paying only 25% of the original price!

And yes, the room is blue and will remain blue....It really looks like we'll be having a boy, but even if it turns out to be a girl, it really should be too hard to "girl-ify" it. Much less traumatizing for a girl to be in a blue room than a boy to be in a pink one, I think.

Oh, and look what I found at our local Asian grocery store....

Sorry, the picture of the mooncake itself is overly bright....I couldn't wait any longer to sample it! This is the very first time I've bought mooncake from the States - simply because it's usually outrageously overpriced, and quite frankly, I'm usually quite clueless about the seasons and will completely miss it until it's too late.

24th week

What's happening underneath that bump?

Your baby gains about 6 oz this week as the body begins to fill out. This weight is in muscle, bone mass and the growing organs and tissues. The weight could top at 1 1/3 lbs by the end of this week. The fetus will also begin to produce white blood cells, which will help combat infections and diseases after birth.

From this week on, you may be able to feel your baby's hiccups in the womb. The baby will respond to certain noises and sounds, and your partner will be able to hear a heartbeat if he puts an ear to your belly.

Traveling this week for business...Last time ever until the kid comes out, hopefully!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blue or Pink?

What's happening underneath that bump?

From this week on, your baby enters another growth spurt so you'll be showing a lot more very soon. The baby is now about 9 inches and weighs about a pound. He or she is looking more and more like a newborn - the body is becoming better proportioned each day and the bones of the middle ear begins to harden. Your baby is doing acrobatics in the womb: kicking, flipping around and and turning regularly. There is still enough room for the fetus to move comfortably and you can feel kicks and jabs by putting your hand against your belly

Boy or girl, boy or girl? The suspense is killing me!

Kristi, my husband's cousin, announced her pregnancy about 3 weeks after we did, and she just found out that she's having a BOY! Can't wait to meet Baby Ethan James. But her announcement is making me go crazy wondering which one I have cooking in my belly!
ARRghhh!!! If we ever have another, I'm going to find out.