Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you. Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
I am starting to feel the baby move like crazy. I started feeling him kick around 17.5 weeks, but now you can feel the kicks outside my belly. Every morning I wake up to him kicking so I lay in bed a good 10 minutes with my hand over my belly just enjoying all his little movements :)
Me and CashMan
Derby wanted in the picture too!
This was my dad's idea - to take a picture every month with the respective number of fingers held up...my mom did this when she was pregnant with me :)
She was soooo gorgeous!!!!
Maggie: Almost 18 weeks Amy: 35 weeks
Me, Kristen and Marie...I really didn't want to have to stand next to Kristen!
I had Katie's lingerie shower at my house...we had to beg her to have one! :)
Her cake matched the invitation :) So cute!!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
How the baby is growing: Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, the baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
Grant's birthday was this past Saturday...I cannot believe that he is 31!! I had Grant's favorite kind of cake made for him (a Denise Lang cake). You can't really tell much from this picture, but it was camo designed. It was sooo good. We took it down to the beach with us this past weekend and I wanted to take a picture of it before it endured a 5 hour ride (thats why it's taken in the floor board) ;)
Friday night our Sunday school class celebrated both April Wills' and Grants' birthdays at April's house. We had a blast and these pictures do absolutely no justice to how funny it was to watch the boys play the wii. Grant was taking a break and sitting on the couch behind them playing with the kids of course!
The McKelveys, the Halls, and the Adams (our neighbors) are all planting a garden behind our houses. We talked about doing it last year and never got around to it so this year we were determined to get it done. A couple of weekends ago, the boys worked so hard all weekend long to till the ground and mix in some good soil...hopefully the plants will hold up in the red clay rich dirt that Fultondale is 100% made of...
Before the "good" dirt was tilled in with the rest
Derby and Cash enjoyed watching! Yes I know the yard needs to be mowed..The front yard acually has zero weeds and looks really good...the back is a different story!!
One of my best friends, Katie Hill, is getting married on April 11 (YAY!). She had a kitchen shower 2 weekends ago in Hartselle; it was sooo nice and so much fun!! She lives in North Carolina so I was so excited to see her. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out...I cannot wait to see how pretty she will be on her wedding day!!
Caribeth Penn, Katie and me...yes I know my boobs are about to fall out!!
One of my best friends from high school, Katie Hill, is getting married on April 11 (YAY!). She had a kitchen shower 2 weekends ago; it was so much fun and sooo nice! She lives in North Carolina so it was so wonderful to see her! She is absolutely gorgeous, I cannot wait to see her on her wedding day!!!