Wednesday, September 29, 2010

18 WEEKS !!

Gettin'  bigger and better every week.  Baby M is now the size of a sweet potato, measuring approximately 5.6" and 6.7 oz.  Sense of smell, taste, and sight are continuing to develop.  Baby M now has two distinct skin layers, the dermis and epidermis.  Yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, and punching are Baby M's favorite activities these days.  I should be able to feel them soon.

I had my doctor appointment this morning.  Everything is going well.  I gained another pound, that's good.  Heartbeat was 149 and all my blood work came back normal, thank God.  Thanks for all the prayers as well.  I don't have to go back til the end of October. 

We are going to have a busy weekend this weekend.  Jason's sister is getting married Saturday.  It will be a whirlwind.  I am looking forward to seeing some friends I don't get to see very often.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and we will talk to you all next week.

Love to all,
Jina and Baby M

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Austin!

Happy Birthday to a great little guy that is growing up so quickly.  Austin is fun, shy, and loving little guy.  He is doing so well in school and is excelling at sports.  His favorite is football and he says he is moving to TX to play for the Cowboys.  He wants his mom Stephanie to be his maid and to have a fountain of himself in front of his house.  I am very fortunate to get to spend alot of time with Austin.  It is hard to believe how much he is growing up.  I love you buddy and hope you have the best day ever.

17 weeks!

Moving on up.  Baby M is now the size of an onion.  Which is about the size of your palm and about 5 oz.  The heart beat is now being regulated by the brain so no more irregular heartbeats.  Baby M is also developing body fat.  Fingers and toes now have their own unique set of finger and toe prints.  Baby M is also practicing survival skills such as sucking and swallowing so he/she will be ready for the world.  Another important development is the skeleton is now hardening into bones.  All and all things are going great still.  We go back to the doctor in a week.  I will update after my appointment.  

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Love to all,
Jina and Baby M 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

16 Weeks!

I am an avocado today.  Things are moving right along as I continue to grow.  I now weigh about 3-5 oz and I am approximately 4-5" long.  My eyes are now working and I can look side to side and detect light, even though my eyelids are still sealed.  My eyebrows, eyelashes and hair are filling in.  Hopefully I won't be bald when I am born.  I am able to practice making faces and my facial muscles are developing.  My taste buds are now formed and I can hear thanks to my tiny bones in my ears developing.  I have also developed my fingernails and toenails.  Pretty soon Mommy should be able to feel me moving around.  It won't be long til Mommy and Daddy are able to find out if I am a boy or girl.  What an exciting day that will be.

Thanks to everyone for praying for me and keeping up with me as I grow into a little person. 

Til next week .......

Love to all,
Baby M

Monday, September 13, 2010

Doctor Appointment Update

Hi everyone.  Just got back from the doc's.  Everything is going good and I have finally gained a pound.  Heartbeat was 152.  Doc was pleased with the weight gain.  She said I should gain between 15-20 lbs my whole pregnancy.  I go back again in 2 weeks just to make sure things are still continuing to go the right way. I am on my way now for some blood work.  Say a prayer all the test come back normal.  

Until Wednesday......

Love to all,
Jina and Baby M

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

15 Weeks!

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  Mine was busy as usual not much time for rest and relaxation.  One day I will be able to rest, I hope. 

As far as Baby M things are still going smooth.  At 15 weeks Baby M's legs are now longer than his/her arms and is able to wiggle toes and fingers.  Also, Baby M is moving all around even though I can't feel it yet.  Baby M's heart is growing strong and pumping 20-25 quarts of blood a day.  Breathing movements is another think Baby M is practicing. Weighing in at about 2.5 oz and about 4 inches long Baby M is the size of my favorite fruit, the navel orange.  We have a doctor appointment on Monday, I will update after the appointment.  

Have a great week and weekend everyone.  I am going to my second to last concert his weekend with my friend Tracy.  I hope its a good one.

Til Monday.
Love to all,
Jina and Baby M

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome Second Trimester 14 Weeks!

Today makes 14 weeks.  So far so good.  Baby M is still continuing to grow and is now about the size of a large lemon.  Baby M is about 1.5 oz and 3.4" long.  Liver, kidney, and spleen are still developing.  Baby M is busying sucking her/his thumb and wiggling toes.  Baby M is also starting to sport a fur coat.  This is called languo (thin downy hair) to keep Baby M warm.  Over time as body fat builds languo will stop growing so I won't be giving birth to a hairy little monkey.  Overall, I continue to feel pretty good.  I am very thankful to have made it this far without being terribly ill. 

I have a very busy weekend coming up but what new.  I hope everyone has a very happy and safe long Labor day weekend. 

Til next week,
Jina and Baby M