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Thursday, February 25, 2010

31 weeks

Sorry I have been slacking in my blogging lately. We went to Winterfest in Gatlinburg this past weekend and it wore me out! I have been falling asleep extra early every night just trying to catch up. Hopefully I will have more to report in the following weeks! Here is the 31 week update.

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

30 weeks

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision - which means he can only make our objects a few inches from his face.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Day and 29 weeks

Friday we got hit with snow in Auburn. Thursday night work got cancelled because of the anticipated snow. I thought this was so funny that they cancelled before the snow even started, but that's ok, because I didn't have to work! Anyways, I got up at 7 in the morning and there was no snow! But about 8:30 it started spitting snow and then gradually got harder. We did end up getting about 2 to 3 inches, but really work and school should not have been cancelled. The roads were clear the entire day, but I understand that in Auburn, people are just not used to snow. It really was very pretty. Friday night Matt and I went to the Sweetheart Dinner at church. I was afraid that a lot of people wouldn't show up for it because of the snow, but we had a very good turn out. It was our first time to go to it, and I was very impressed. When we got there, they took our picture and then we had some appetizers. We had a catered meal of lasagna, salad, and cheesecake! It was all very good, and of course the fellowship was wonderful too. On Saturday, we woke up to find that the snow was already starting to melt! By the end of the day, there was hardly any snow left. But at least we got to enjoy it a little!

29 weeks! Only 11 more to go! Please ignore the swollen face. Mom says that's normal. I just feel fat, of course. Do you see the basketball that is my stomach?! No wonder my back is killing me! It is just amazing when I look at myself in these pictures. For some reason, when I look at myself in the mirror, it is easier to see my old pre-pregnant state. And then I look at this and think WOAH! I'm so excited to meet this guy though. I'm already having dreams about meeting him.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

29 weeks

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk. This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

28 1/2 weeks pic

I had so many people today at church ask if I was tired. I know I look that way all the time. I guess that is just part of it right now. I am more tired, but I really am feeling pretty good. Sure, I am uncomfortable the majority of the time, but when you have a basketball for a belly, it is understandable. Anyways, I don't have too much longer! I know that I am going to be doing a lot of growing in the next couple of weeks. That is just crazy to think about because I am already quite big! But I can tell that he is cramped inside. Last night I didn't get the most restful sleep because he wanted to move. My mom says that he is ready to come out! I told her he is just going to have to calm down, because he is not coming out any time soon! But enough rambling. Continue keeping us in your prayers. I can tell that we have people praying for us. We just want him to be healthy and go full term (hopefully not any longer, but if that's the case, then I am going to need your prayers for patience!). Can't wait to meet this little guy. It is hard to believe that in 11 weeks, our lives are going to change so much! I feel that this blog was not well thought out. But we all know that you just look at the pictures anyway!

Don't forget to check out the post below about his crib!
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Here are pictures of Cooper's crib with his bedding all ready! Now all we need is Cooper!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

28 weeks

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.