Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday afternoon (after I had been out since 3:20 in the morning for Black Friday with my sister) my mom and I went to Babies R Us to see if we could find the bedding I had been looking at on the internet. We don't have a Babies R Us in Auburn, so I was excited to go see the bedding in person. When we got to the store, we couldn't find it anywhere. I was so upset. I knew I could order it online, but I really wanted to see it in person just to make sure. I started walking around the store to look at other stuff when I spotted the bedding in the sale section! I was very excited. Mom and I did not go there with the intent to purchase the bedding, just to look and make sure. But when we saw the sale price, we knew we had to jump on it. It was the last set the store had, and we bought all the accessories they had as well. We are still missing the rug and the wall decals, but we will just order those online. Below is a great picture of what I hope it will look like when I'm finished!
On Thursday, all the men helped prepare the turkey. They decided to deep fry it since they haven't done that in a while. They sure look hard at work, don't they! :)
My mom is so impressed with how much I'm showing. I think it is funny, because there are still several people at work that do not know I'm pregnant. I think it is pretty obvious, but oh well! Here are some 18 1/2 week pictures!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today is 18 weeks for me and Cooper! Here is what is going on inside.
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs - movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in his final position, although they are standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he is born.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord - his lifeline to the placenta - is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs about 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and he's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. He can move his joints, and his sweat glands are starting to develop.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
We went to our doctor's appointment yesterday to find out the sex of our baby. When you go in to have the ultrasound, the technician doesn't tell you right away. So, you have to sit there for about 5 minutes before she will ask if you want to know. I'm sure this is to make sure the baby is healthy before proceeding, but I was so nervous. I did have a big clue when she said that my baby is very, very low. So low in fact that I was confused as the why my "baby bump" is not that low. She told me that the "bump" I am seeing right now is actually all my guts pushed up and out of the way for the baby. I was surprised to hear that! But she said that since he is so low, all those organs have to go somewhere. She said it will only get worse the farther along I am. I think it is funny that this whole time I have been thinking that my guts are actually my baby. Oh well! Anyways, the ultrasound went fine. Everything was normal. It is amazing what they can see with them! We also got a DVD and CD of the ultrasound. If I can figure out how to upload it, then you will get to see some of it yourself! After the ultrasound, we went out in the waiting room and sat for an hour and a half waiting on the doctor! They told us that he was about 30 minutes behind, but it ended up being much longer than that. We didn't get out of the office until almost 6. By that time, my mom was freaking out. She just knew that something was terribly wrong and that is why we hadn't called. But I think she got over it when she heard that she was having her first grandson! She is so excited! One of the first things she said was, "But Lydia, we don't know what to do with all those parts!" You see, I don't have any brothers and my sister only has girls, so we aren't used to little boys. It will definitely be an adventure! I do feel a little bad for Matt's parents because all they have had is boys! They were ready for a little girl. But at least my mother-in-law knows what to do with all of those parts!! :) We decided on a boy and girl's name a long time ago that way we could tell everyone as soon as we found out. So his name is ...
Cooper Steven Tignor
Here are some more cute pictures from the baby shower I went to this weekend. I got these from my friend Brooke's Facebook. I think I forgot to mention yesterday, that the other pictures are from Katie's blog. Thanks girls! Look at yesterday's blog to see names and how far along everyone is.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Lauren is 39 weeks and ready to pop! She is due Friday with a little girl named Ella!
Brooke is in all black. She is the one we had the baby shower for. She is 32 weeks and due in January with a little girl named Olive.
Katie is next to me and also closest to me in weeks. She is 21 weeks and due in March with a precious boy named Maddox.
I'm sitting at 16 weeks and will find out what the sex of our baby is today!
A nice close-up shot of our bellies!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long and 3 1/2 ounces.
His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.