Monday, February 15, 2010

Nursery Funiture...check

Jason and I had a fun weekend. We went baby furniture shopping for our little avocado. (That's the size of the baby at 16 weeks.) :) After looking at MANY cribs and dressers, we found the perfect set. Jason has an oversized desk that is already in the room that we are making into the nursery, so we have decided to leave it and use it as our changing table. There is plenty of room on top and the drawers can be used for storage. Well because we are leaving it in the room, we felt like we needed the crib and dresser to match. So...we headed to Babies R Us with a shelf from the desk. (Can you imagine carrying a shelf around. It was quite a sight.) :) We both found one that we are happy with and can't wait to get it here in two weeks. YEAH!!
At 16 weeks, the baby is about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed, his/her head is more erect than it has been, and his/her eyes have moved closer to the front of his/her head. His/her ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his/her scalp has begun, though the locks aren't recognizable yet. He's/she's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his/her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The little "apple" of our eyes

Our growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces, which is about the size of an apple. He/she is busy moving amniotic fluid through his/her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in his/her lungs begin to develop. His/her legs are growing longer than his/her arms now, and he/she can move all of his/her joints and limbs.

How Far Along: 15 weeks
Total Weight Gained/Loss: I have gained 5 lbs. total
Maternity Clothes: yes, love them!
Sleep: not very good right now - I am getting congested! :(
Best Moment of the Week: hearing the baby's heartbeat at our doctor's appointment. It was 150.
Movement: haven't felt any flutters yet - looking forward to it though
Food Craving: anything fruity and cold - got lots of sugar free hard fruity candies at the grocery store yesterday along with some fruity popsicles. :) I had a lime one yesterday and it was probably the best thing I have eaten my whole pregnancy. :)
Food Aversions: onion rings so far
Morning Sickness: gone, YEAH!!!
Gender: don't know yet - we will find out our next appointment - March 8th! :)
Labor Signs: none hopefully for another 25 weeks
Belly Button: is still there
What I Miss: (or what Jason misses) - I will answer for him...his man room that is being converted into a nursery. :) Bye-bye duck and turkey mount!
What I'm looking forward to: our next appointment :)
Milestones: entering the 2nd trimester (in 5 more weeks I will be half way through) :)