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Thursday, December 17, 2009

21 weeks

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 he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.

Monday, December 14, 2009

20 1/2 weeks

We are officially over half way! Less than 20 weeks to go. I have a doctor's appointment today, so we will get to see how everything is going.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

20 weeks = Half Way!

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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New-to-me Car

Ever since we found out I was pregnant, we have been looking hardcore for a new car. Yesterday, Matt was off work and continued the car shopping. We have looked at so many cars, that I just kind of lost hope that we were going to find anything reliable and the right price. Matt found this Rav4 at one of the local dealerships. The price on the car was much more than we could afford, but he thought he could talk them down a bit. He called me to tell me about it, and I looked online and discovered that it was listed online about $4000 cheaper. That is a considerable amount for a used car. I can see coming off that much for a new car, but used cars don't usually have that much wiggle room. Anyways, Matt told the salesman that I had seen the car listed for X amount. The salesman said that there was no way that this car was listed for the price. Well Matt told him to go look on the internet. Sure enough, we were right! Anyways, to make a long story short, we got the internet price and the trade-in price of our truck that we were wanting. We were able to write a small little check last night (Woohoo Dave Ramsey!!). I am so excited! Here are some pictures from the dealers website. It was raining so hard last night, I didn't get any of me in the car. That will have to come later. Does it look like a mommy-to-be car? :)

Monday, December 7, 2009


We went to Memphis for my nieces birthday party. Hopefully I can "steal" some from my sister when she posts hers. Anyways, we got a few pictures in front of my parents Christmas tree. I am 19 1/2 weeks!

Please ignore the shadow that my huge hair causes!

Dad wearing his Alabama shirt to church after they beat Florida!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

19 weeks

Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him, 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. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.