Friday, September 17, 2010

How our baby's growing:

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

I didn't know that her eye color isn't developed yet. yet! I'm really hoping she has my colored eyes, green, with all jesse's dark features. I think that would be stunning. actually I'll be pretty happy if she looks just like her daddy as long as she gets the green eyes. Jesse has all the good genes tall, thick hair, clear fair skin, I hope she takes after him.

She has really started moving around. She went from these tiny little bumps and kicks, to full on tumbling and jumping. Some times me and jesse just sit and watch my belly moving around.  I dont think ill ever get sick of feeling her moving around in there. She's also moving around all through out the day. Before She was really active at night time and a little bit in the morning. Now she moves around all day long even when i'm tattooing. 

Thursdays have become baby day. both Jesse and i have the day off together and since it's a week day its perfect for doctor appointments, shopping for baby stuff, doing home projects. Today we started with lunch at my favorite cafe and then got straight to business.

 We took at trip to Babies R Us to finalize our registry. My amazing friends back home on the east coast our throwing me a baby shower in NJ in a few weeks. So we wanted the registry completed before then.  Man, going through that whole store with the little gun is fun but so so tiring. I'm hoping we got everything we need on that list. It's hard to know was is necessary and what is excessive. Either way it was a good trip and the staff was super helpful. 

After that we rushed home so Jesse could sell his Imac. He really wants a laptop instead of his desk top so he has been trying to sell it on craig's list. Well, we totally lucked out. this morning a woman called jesse and wanted to come pick up his computer today. Somehow it came up that I was expecting and she  told jesse that she just had a baby 6 mons ago and wanted to get rid of a few things. Not only did she buy his computer but she gave us a really good swing that moves both forward and side to side, a vibrating bouncer and a baby sling!!! umm all i have to say about that is God is good. So far we have been so blessed and haven't needed to buy much other then a few booties and cloth diapers. 

Saturday is our next midwife appointment. I'm sure it's not going to be anything more then a simple check up, but i'm looking forward to seeing our progress. So far as of last thursday I have only gained 10 pounds. Everyone says that im right on target. I have to admit seeing the scale passing numbers i have never been close to before is pretty scary. I know it's part of the process and most the time im ok with it but i dont think any girl likes gaining weight.

Mama to be answers these questions every week about her pregnancy progress. I really love that idea and im totally stealing it from her and will be doing the same each week. 

Baby's size? baby jovi is about 1 pound and 10 inch long.

Weight gain? 10 lbs as of a week ago so maybe a little more now.

Stretch marks?  so far so good! my mom didn't have any with twins and dont think they run in the family so im hoping i dont get any.

Belly button in or out? still an inny i thought it was gonna pop out last week but this week it is kinda turning more in the a slit shape.

Sleep? ehh, i have been struggling with sleeping since month 1. I sleep with five pillows all around me propping me up. I get up about every two hours to pee and get really grumpy when woken up.

Best moment this week? watching Jesse tech out on strollers at babies r us today. knowing where we came from to watching him be so pumped on being a father is so so cute.

What I'm looking forward to? Going to NJ in a few weeks. I have really been missing the east coast. 




Ashley said...

You look so cute! I love your maternity fashion. Registering was a lot of fun, but I was so overwhelmed.

Mandy said...

You are such a cute pregnant lady! I have been having a hard time sleeping pretty much since week 6, too. I have such a hard time sleeping on my side (which I know i need to do now..). And I get up to pee a ton, too. Oh, the joys.

10 pounds is really great! I have already gained 5 and I am almost at 16 weeks. It is hard to watch the scales go up-- but it's for a good cause ;)

Praying that the rest of your pregnancy is simply wonderful. : )


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