Wednesday, December 29, 2010

31 Weeks!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  We were sure busy.  But its nice to be with family and friends. 

Baby M is still a mover and a shaker.  Some night when I am sitting on the couch it looks like I am having an earthquake in my stomach.  It's so funny.  This pregnancy is nothing like I thought it would be.  I was expecting the worst and got the best. 

This week, baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds about four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.  Baby M's facial muscles continue to strengthen, and he can make different expressions. His lungs are nearly mature; however, these last few weeks are crucial to healthy and complete lung development. Baby M can now process information from all five senses.

We are getting closer to a name as well, finally.  Jason has narrowed it down to 3 names.  I like them all.  It's going to be up to him to make the final decsion.

It's back to the doc next week and I also meet with the peditrican.  I hope all continues to go well.  Will update next week.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.  Wishing you all health and happiness is 2011.

Love to all-
Jina and Baby M 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

30 Weeks!

I am having a hard timing grasping that I am 30 weeks pregnant.  It seems like yesterday I found out.  Baby M will be here before we know it.  It's so hard to believe.  Things continue to go in a positive direction.  I had my doctor appointment this morning.  She is please with how good this pregnancy has been.  Heart beat was about 140.  Baby M must not have like being interrupted today cause he kicked the doctor.  It was cute.  I go back in another two weeks. 

Baby M is about the size of this little guy.  Hard to believe.  He should weigh about 3 lbs and be about 15.5" long at less hairy and of course cuter. Fingernails and toenails are finally finished parents great fear and anguish the first time they try to cut those little daggers! Plus, the bone marrow is completely in charge of red-blood-cell production now.  Baby is starting to shed his lanugo—the downy hair that was covering his skin. Now that he's chubbier and better able to regulate his body temp, he doesn't need to sport a fur coat 24/7.  

Hope everyone is ready for the holidays.  I am trying to get there.  I haven't been this far behind ever.  Oh well this month has surely been hectic.  

Jason, Baby M, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.  Til next week.

Love to all

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

29 weeks!

Another week in the books.  Seemed like a busy hectic week.  Christmas is right around the corner and I am barely ready.  Finally started shopping last night.  Got most everything accomplished.  Hoping to finish tomorrow when Jason and I go shopping.  Then all that will be left is the dreaded wrapping.  I hate to wrap presents.  Oh well its part of the job.  On to the update on Baby M.

Had to believe I am 29 weeks.  Doesn't seem quite possible.  baby M is the size of a squash or a loaf of bread.  He probably weighs between 2.5-3 lbs and is about 15" long.  Muscles and lungs continue to develop.  His head is getting bigger to make room for his ever growing brain.  In the next 11 weeks baby will double if not triple his current weight. Baby M is on the move more frequently and his movements are sometimes pretty vigorous as well.  This week his eyes are able to move in sockets.  Baby M will also start  to store iron, calcium, and phosphorous.

Back to the doctor next week.  Hope everyone stays warm this week.  Til next week....

Love to all-
Jina and Baby M

Thursday, December 9, 2010

28 weeks

Yet another week has come and gone.  It's so hard to believe how quickly this pregnancy has gone.  It has definately not been what I expected, but in a good way.  I am still barely showing although you can tell more and more especially with different things I wear.  

So far this week has started off as a busy week.  Turning 28 weeks yesterday I had to get my rhoGam shot.  Overall it wasn't too bad just a long process.  I arrived at the hospital at 8am and needed to preregister as an outpatient.  I waited my turn and when I was called back they told me they needed and authorization code for the shot to be given.  They can not obtain it so they had to call the doc's office and have them get the code and then call back. After and hour and a half I was on my way up to the lab.  Upon arriving I needed to wait my turn again.  No big deal.   There was one tech and one supervisor.  I beleive the tech to be new because the supervisor yelled at her 3 times before I went back.  I was a little nervous about that.  I have a pretty good vein in my left arm that everyone uses.  Not this girl, instead she went for a vein in my forearm.  Weird I thought and of course now I have a nice bruise from her as well.  After getting finished they explained that it would take 3 hours for the blood work to be processed, I could leave and come back for the shot later or come back the next day.  I choose to go back in 3 hrs.  Off to work finally.  Once I got back to the hospital the supervisor had told me to come back there and then they would take me to the next place.  Went to second floor and met a lady that checked my wristband and name and she then went to get my shot.  She wasn't the one to give it to me.  After she handed me the bag she took me in a maze to where I would recieve my shot.  Was there about half hour and I was finally done.  It was such a process.  It had to be done but I was tired from all the waiting and running back and forth.  So rhoGam is complete.  Thank goodness.  We are still undecided on a name.  Jason is NOT much help in this department.  Stay turned I may post another name poll.  My front runner of Caleb has been vetoed. 

Today I had my doctor appointment, another waiting game.  Got there about 10 mintues early and wasn't seen til 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time.  I don't mind waiting if there is a legitamit reason but when I can hear you BSing with other docs and nurses this doesnt qualify.  After finally getting seen which take all of about 5-10 minutes.  All is well Baby M is still going strong.  Heartbeat was 154-156.  He as really been kicking me the last 2 days and heartburn is a killer.  It will all be worth it when he is here with us, which won't be too much longer. 

Baby M's lungs are able to breathe air, so if he were to be born he might need too much medical help to breathe.  The major job baby has to complete is the finishing touches on the major organs systems, such as his brain, lungs, and liver.  Up until now brain appeared smooth, now the brain is becoming more mature and forming grooves that we associate with the human brain.Eyes are capable of opening this week as well.  They were covered by eyelid folds.  Baby M is about the size of a bag of flour and weighs approximately 2.2 lbs.

Hopefully the rest of the week settles down.  We have Jason's Christmas party tomorrow night.  I am hoping for a peaceful week and no bad weather that they are calling for.  

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

27 Weeks!

Hard to believe it has been 27weeks.  Time is sure flying by.  Before we all know it Baby M will be here.  I for one can't wait to meet the little guy.  Skin is still wrinkled and will stay this way til a few weeks after birth when it will smooth and stretch itself out.  Retinas are developing and will be able to adjust to light images.  Just like most babied Baby M's eyes are blue and will prob be blue at birth.  The big question is whether they will change after the first few months.  Baby M will continue to begin developing his own sleep and wake patterns.  Hopefully they are the same as mommy's but I am sure they won't be.    He is still pretty active little guy letting me know he is in there an doing well.  Next week will be a busy week for me.  I will have my rhoGam shot on Wednesday, doctor appointment Thursday, and Friday is Jason's Christmas party.  Stay tuned for next weeks updates.

Til then......
Love to all-
Jina and Baby M