Saturday, January 23, 2010

23 Weeks!!!

We are now at 23 weeks! We saw Dr. Christine yesterday, and everything is looking great! We heard his heartbeat, music to my ears, and it was 148 beats per minute...just right. She also measured my uterus, and it is measuring at 25 centimeters...she said it should be between 21 and 25 at this point, so we are good there too! He is kicking like crazy now, and I am feeling great. Our next appointment is on February 17, and at that appointment, we get our 4D ultrasound and DVD!!!!!!! We CANNOT wait! Here is what is going on in my belly this week:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With his sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, you may be able to see him squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him when he hears them outside the womb.

22 Weeks!

Here are some pics from 22 weeks...we had the whole family over for Aunt Murray's birthday.

Friday, January 8, 2010

21 Weeks

We are at 21 weeks today! Here is what is going on inside of me this week:

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.

This picture was taken right before Bama won the National Championship! Roll Tide!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Belly Pic...18 weeks

Here we are at 18 weeks. Baby Boy Alford is just kicking like crazy...or as Josh seems to think, he's practicing pitching!