Saturday, October 31, 2009

11 Weeks!

Yesterday, we saw the doctor for our regular check-up. Everything looks great, we heard the heartbeat again, and we even got some new pics of the baby!!! In the second picture, you can see that little pouty face...must take after it's dad! Baby A was kicking, stretching, and flipping all around! Our next appointment will be on November 25.

Friday, October 23, 2009

10 Weeks!

We have made it to the 10 week point! Yay!!! In case you're interested, here is what is going on with Baby A right now:

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin. In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Just thought I'd post it...we were excited about our baby passing the critical stage in its' development! My pants are starting to get tight, and my tummy is beginning to poke out a little...I didn't expect to start showing so early...I guess that's what happens when you have a 6'5" husband. One more week until our next appointment! We can't wait!

Monday, October 5, 2009

First Pics

On Friday, we went in for our most recent check-up. Turns out we are actually 3 days behind what we thought we were. Now the due date is May 21, 2010. One day after my mom's birthday! They gave us another ultrasound, and this time, we got to keep the pics of our little peanut! We also saw and heard the heartbeat!!!! It was amazing! Next appointment is scheduled for October 30, when we will be 11 weeks! Yay! Can't wait to see our little pumpkin again!