Born 12/16 at 9:09am. 7lbs 8 oz and 20.5 in long
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Total weight gain: 50lbs total so far
Maternity clothes? Yup...wishing i could wear my normal clothes
Sleep: Slim to none
Best moment this week: Nursery is just about finished! Only a few details left!
Movement: Oh yeah!
Belly Button in or out? Outtie
Stretch marks? Yup, not on my stomach though. My butt and thighs look like they got clawed by a tiger.
What I miss: My clothes since most of my maternity clothes aren't fitting either.
What I am looking forward to: Holding Sydney in my arms
Labor Signs: I believe she's dropped more.
Milestones: 6 days to go =)
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Bump: The last bits of vernix caseosa (the white goo keeping baby's skin moist) and lanugo (downy hair) are slowly shedding into your amniotic fluid. Baby's head is about the same circumference as her abdomen, and her head could be covered in an inch or so of hair.
Gerber: Your baby's growth: Growth slows down: This is the week that your baby begins to outgrow the watery home where she's been developing these past 9 months. She should weigh almost 7 pounds this week, but at a length of about 21 inches, she hasn't grown much taller. The average full-term newborn weighs from 6 to 9 pounds and is 18 to 21 inches long.Here are a few other developments this week: Slowing growth. Although your baby's growth is slowing, fat will continue to accumulate, providing a thicker blanket of insulation in preparation for her entry into the outside world. Meconium (baby's feces). It will continue to build up in her intestines. Head. By now the circumference of your baby's head and abdomen are about the same.
BabyCenter: Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)
Monday, November 21, 2011
Parents.com: The umbilical cord begins passing antibodies to your baby in preparation for delivery. By stockpiling antibodies, your baby will be better prepared for the disease and germs he'll encounter outside the womb. Your baby's senses are also getting more time to hone their burgeoning skills. He can hear and recognize your voice. Once he's born you'll be able to see him turn his head in your direction when he hears you speak. He knows his mom! Along with his hearing, his eyesight is improving each day. His fingers are also becoming more coordinated. He can grasp his face or toes. And after birth he'll be able to grab onto your finger
The Bump: At week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.
Baby Center: Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.) Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks; babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 are post-term.) Most likely she's in a head-down position. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly
Monday, November 7, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
These last 2 weeks have been absolutely crazy and stressful. Joe started on the Nursery....He was going to fix a buckle in the wall under one of the windows. Well the people who built the house did a crap-ass job on it and jimmy-rigged a bunch of stuff and that was why is was buckling. So he ended up tearing down that whole wall and then another wall. So the nursery is a total construction zone and I just hope he gets the walls up asap since we still have a long way to go in there. We still have to finish tearing out the carpeting, decide if the original hardwood floors are good enough to sand and stain or if we have to get new carpeting, tear off the rest of the crown molding since they only put it in about 1/2 of that room for some odd reason, paint the walls, and then wait for the baby shower to get the room filled. I feel sooo far behind with getting everything ready for Sydney to come..its becoming very overwhelming. The only thing we have so far are some clothes and diapers. Plus 3 bottles from when we registered with Babies R Us & Target.
On the bright side we got more presents lol. In the first picture we got some clothes, diapers, wipes, a travel kit, baby name book, hair clips, and a photo album from my Godmother. In the second pic we got a hooded towel set and a thing where you put fruit in it to let the kid taste the fruit juice without the pulp from another lady on "The Bump".
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Bump: Wow! Can you believe baby has eyelashes at 26 weeks? And she’s amping up to start batting them soon. At this point, it probably feels like this baby (who you haven’t even met yet) has taken over your life. She’s interfering with your sleep. She’s messing with your brain. (Forget much?) She might even be giving you a stress headache or two. It’s normal to be experiencing some mild swelling, but around week 26, it’s important to watch out for swelling severe or sudden -- it could be the sign of a dangerous condition called preeclampsia. Notice your belly occasionally feeling really tight? That’s a contraction. Yup, already. Don’t freak out though -- your body is just practicing some tightening in preparation for labor. As long as the contractions aren’t steady or severe, you’re not in labor.
How your baby's growing:
Friday, September 2, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Baby is an Eggplant or a Rutabaga
TheBump ~ Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.
BabyCenter ~ Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
How big is baby: she is about 13.5 inches long and weighs about 1lb 5oz.
Total weight gain: I forgot to weigh myself this morning
Maternity clothes? Yup..but i dont have many which is hard since its hot out still.
Sleep: Could be better. Been getting up every couple hours to use the washroom.
Best moment this week: Getting the nursery cleaned out more!
Movement: Yup..a lot more than now.
Belly Button in or out? its becoming an outtie
Stretch marks? none yet
What I miss: Sleeping through a whole night (but i know that will never happen again lol) and fitting in all of my clothes.
What I am looking forward to: the fall and getting a little cooler outside and my baby shower =)
Labor Signs: i'm having braxton hicks contractions every once in a while..i think.
Milestones: 103 days to go =)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Today is the 25th week in pregnancy. Look how big my belly got. We got the nursery cleaned out more...thank god. Were getting closer and closer.
Yesterday I went shopping at the JC Penny sale....and I got these adorable things for Sydney for less than $20 :)....(mommy loves me, I love daddy, with pants that have a heart on the butt....and then my heart belongs to daddy)
Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday...I took my CNA certification test...i hope i did good b/c i don't remember learning more than half of that stuff in class and either did some of my classmates. The roofing guy came over to look at our 2 windows that they are replacing for use due to that bad storm we had.
Sunday...it was my moms birthday! We ended up going over there for lunch and laid around in the pool for a little while. We went back home and worked more on the nursery. Joe and my dad also started moving around the cable/internet cords so they are upstairs instead of the nursery.
Today...our roof is finally getting replaced! =)
Friday, August 19, 2011
Registering at Babies R Us and Target for all of the adorable baby things.
Working more on the nursery!! =) I'm super excited for this one lol. Tomorrow we are having one of the windows measured for a new one that we are using our insurance money for (from the huge storm we had). And we are hopefully buying paint this weekend so we can get painting before adding new carpeting.
Sydney is kicking a lot more today than she has, i feel like her personal punching bag lol.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Isn't it cute?! Now all i have to do is find a cute going home outfit for her!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Well...I've gone back to school for medical. I take my CNA certification test this coming Saturday (fingers crossed i do well) and then i can go to nursing school.
On another note...we're having a BABY! Due December 11, 2011. It is a girl...we're naming her Sydney Grace. We're excited, nervous, scared, happy, all of the emotions you can think of. We found out in April that i was pregnant. I took an at home test the day i was taking my test to get into nursing school only to find out it said POSITIVE! I took 2 just to double check, then i had to drive all the way to nursing school to take the entrance exam. I ended up calling Joe on his work lunch break to tell him "hey guess what?! I'm prego. lol" His response was, "Umm...oh". It's taken him a while but he's used to it especially seeing my ever growing belly and watching me try to find clothes that actually fit lol. He did want a boy but I told him Sydney is going to have him wrapped around her little finger and she'll more than likely be a daddys girl.
I am now 23 weeks (5 months) and i am subscribed to 2 different baby sites that tell me how big Sydney is growing each week: I love getting these =)
How your baby's growing:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.
Your Baby: Month 5
Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop