Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Double Digits!

I have an app on my phone that helps me keep track of doctor appointments and keeps a calendar of how far along I am and what baby and my body is up to. I checked it today and was shocked that we are now into DOUBLE DIGITS - 99 days to go! The pregnancy has seemed to go by very slowly until this point, but I have a feeling the next 99 days are going to fly! Better get that nursery ready! :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eggplant Month!

Today we are 25 weeks and the bump.com is telling me it's the month of the eggplant! They said if you put your ear up to my belly, you might be able to hear her 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.

Happy Thanksgiving (1 day early!) Nick will be at work all day and I will be heading to Palatine to spend the day with the Lucas side. We have finally decided on a name and it actually incorporates my Nonnie who we lost in January, so I am excited to share the name with Bupa tomorrow!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

24 weeks

here is baby at 24 weeks ... i meant to take a better picture this week but never got around to it, so i guess my worked-all-day-make up-all-off look will have to do for this week! :) baby has been very active this week ... it's fun to finally be able to feel her!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


We've been really bad at taking belly pictures, but here is me at 23 weeks! Nick put the crib together this week so you can see that in the background! I feel like I am finally looking pregnant! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Papaya Month!

Weeks 22 - 24 is papaya month! Baby is measuring about 12 inches long as is finally one pound! 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. Rapid eye movement and dreaming begins, so we hope she is having sweet, sweet dreams!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Photos

Sorry for the delay ... here are the latest ultrasound pictures from 11/1 when we discovered our baby was a little girl!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seeing PINK!

if you have not heard yet, we are having a little girl! I went to the doctor on Monday for a blood pressure check and my doctor was able to sneak me in for an ultrasound! Nick was in Lake Tahoe for work, but I couldn't resist Dr. Shah's offer to find out right then and there! The ultrasound techs found it right away - "it's a girl!" I asked if they were 100% sure and they said they are never sure until birth! They did say that girl parts will look like 3 lines and boy parts will look like a turtle head ... there were 3 distinct white lines so they did not even hesitate! Nick and I both secretly (OK, not so secretly!) wanted a girl so we are over the moon! I seriously smiled for hours - I couldn't stop! I don't have a good relationship with our scanner but I will get the ultrasound pictures up tomorrow along with a 22 week bump picture!