Monday, November 29, 2010

26 Weeks a little late!

Sorry for the delay with my weekly update.  I was on the road Wednesday and didn't have computer access over the weekend.  My doctor appointment went well.  Baby M's heartbeat was 140-142.  Doctor said everything was good with my blood work and the glucose test, thank heavens.  Thanks for all the prayer that got me through that too.  I will know start going to the doctor every 2 weeks.  My next appointment will be 12/9.  I also have to get my rhoGram shot next week. This shot takes 2 hours.  Not looking forward to that. 

As far as Baby M's growth this week brainwaves for the auditory and vision are separate and can be detected in baby's brain this week.  The heart has starting pumping blood more and a more prominent heartbeat can be heard.  Circulation is 100% functional.  Umbilical cord has grown in and is circulating blood to baby.  Baby M is almost 2 lbs and 12.8" in length.

Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.  I have many things to be thankful for this year. 

Til Wednesday-
Love to all-
Jina and Baby M

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

25 Weeks!

Between the week 25-28 Baby M will be the size of an eggplant.  Measuring 13.6"-14.8" in length and weighing approximately 1.5-2.2lbs.  Fingernails are fully formed and Baby M can make a fist.  Brain and nerve endings are developed and he can feel the sense of touch.  If you were to look inside my tummy you may see him feeling around.  Arms and legs are almost the proportions they will be at birth.  Baby M's spine is starting to form this week producing 33 vertebrae, 150 joints, and 1000 ligaments.  Nostrils will begin to clear this week and baby will be able to start practicing breathing. 

This Saturday I will be going for my gestational diabetes test.  Please remember me in your prayers.  Hoping it is smooth sailing for me.  I go to the doctor next Wednesday.  My update will probably be late that day.  After my doctor appointment I am off to Cumberland for a dentist appointment and to start the prep for Thanksgiving dinner.  I love being able to make dinner for my family even though it can be chaotic. 

Hope everyone has a great week.  Til next week

Love to all- Jina and Baby M

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

24 Weeks!

I think I might be in trouble.  This little man sure is an active little fella at times.  WOW!  But it's great.  I am so happy to be blessed with such a gift.  I can't wait to meet him.  As far as development goes he is growing by leaps and bounds.  Baby M is approximately 11" and 1.2-1.5 lbs.  He should start gaining more weight  more rapidly.  Inner ear is developed and he can sense his movements as well as mine.  Organs are continuing to mature.  Lung are also busy developing branches which will start producing surfactant which will help Baby M's lungs from sticking together and help him breathe after birth.  He also has control of his senses.  Last but not least Baby M is developing white blood cells to help fight off disease and infection. 

The house was a buzz over the weekend.  Jason was home by himself having to work Saturday.  When I arrived home Sunday he had been quite busy.  Had had stripped the baby's room and taped it up for painting. The daunting task of stripping the dresser was attempted as well.  Jason said it's going to take to much to strip and refinish so we will be looking for a dresser for the room as well.   He also has started the process of installing the ceiling fan.  Last night he patched 3 holes from where nails had popped the drywall.  Jason has to work this weekend as well maybe he will get he room painted.  I am grateful he is able to do all this work himself. 

Til next week-
Love to all-
Jina and Baby M

What a difference a year makes!

Here are the 3 little miracles as I call them.  They celebrated their first birthday on Friday November 5.  It hasn't been an easy year for Clint and Amy.  But with the support of their family and friends they have made it through.  I know it has been very tiring at times.  They have come so far in a year.  They are strong healthy and beautiful babies.  I am happy to be their aunt.  Below are some photos that have been taking throughout the year.  Hang in there Clint and Amy its can only get easier and better from this point

Stockings full of Hope
First photo shoot

Welcome to the world!  You are so loved!
Summer Fun

No tricks all treats

Happy Birthday!  One year photo shoot
Cake time

We can wait to see what the next year has in store for you guys.  We love you!  Aunt Gigi and Uncle Jason

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Help Pick Baby M's name

Please take a few minutes to vote in the poll for Baby M's name.  This is a hard task.  All input in appreciated.

23 weeks

Hi everyone.  Hope everyone is doing well.  This week Baby M has been more active.  He is moving all around getting his exercise.   Baby M is the size of a small doll.  In another 17 weeks we will be able to hold our very own little doll.  I am excited for that.  Blood vessels in lungs are developing to prepare Baby M for breathing on his own.  Skin is more red and less see through.  Baby M may also start getting the hiccups that I can feel and his eyes are able to open.  

Everything seems to be going well this week too.  

I want to send out a special CONGRATS to Austin for wining the Superbowl this weekend.  I am proud of you buddy.  

This weekend should be full of fun.  The triplets turn one.  Their birthday party is Saturday.  It's hard to believe that it has been a year already.  I will dedicate my next blog to them with some updated pictures.

Hope everyone has a great week.  
Love to all-
Jina and Baby M