Tuesday, June 24, 2008

15 weeks pg

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

week 14

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

changing table!

Graco Lauren Dressing Table in White from walmart


Graco Lauren 4-in-1 Dropside Convertible Crib in White from Target

baby bedding!

from overstock.com!

Friday, June 13, 2008

my first baby gifts!!

baby's first outfit!

keli, mom, dad, and jodi made me a gift basket after my 13 week u/s with tons of baby stuff! this is starting to feel real now!

week 13

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

13wk 1day u/s pics

last night i had my 13 week u/s for my NT Scan. keli and john came too! the baby was waving its
arms and measured about a week ahead of schedule!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Moms are always the best at scouting out a bargain. Spending $10 on a training toilet doesn't seem over the top to me, but I did stumble across a cheaper version. Not only does it cost less, but it rivals the competition with just as many bright colors. Either way, these portable potties are great to keep in the car for emergency use.

Simple: The basic $4 Ikea Potty comes in six colors. Unique to their assortment, they offer a black commode for the urban modern tot.
Swank: The well–known brand Baby Bjorn also manufactures six hues of bright plastic potties for youngsters in training. The $10 pot gets you the brand name, a cute teddy bear logo and smoother surface for the tush.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Week 12: Fetal Development: Systems and Organs

This week marks a turning point for your baby. The herculean task of developing new bodily structures is nearing an end as most of your baby's systems are fully formed. Now comes the maintenance phase, during which your fetus' systems continue to mature for the next 28 weeks and the organs get to work.

Your little fetus weighs as much as half an ounce now, and the crown-to-rump length is about two and a half inches (the size of a large plum — busily working his or her way through the whole produce department). It's hard to believe (especially from the outside, since you're probably barely showing at this point), but your baby has more than doubled in size during the past three weeks. And that's just on the outside — there's plenty going on inside too. The fetal digestive system is beginning to flex its digestive muscle — literally — as it starts practicing contraction movements, a skill your baby will need after birth to push food through the digestive tract. The pituitary gland at the base of the brain has started producing hormones. And the bone marrow is making white blood cells, which will one day help your baby fight infection (including all those germs passed around the snot-nosed playgroup).

If you haven't already had the pleasure, it's likely that at this month's checkup you'll finally hear your baby's heartbeat — a sound that will make your heart race with joy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

stretch marks

You can rub, oil, and soak your belly in butter. Or you can offer a prayer to the goddess of the taut tummy. But the truth is, 90 percent of all women will develop stretch marks during pregnancy. The other 10 percent have fabulous genes or especially well-toned and elastic skin. Maybe you'll be in the lucky minority, or maybe you won't — but you'll be finding out soon enough, as soon as the stretching begins in earnest. The best way to minimize, or even avoid, the marks: Keep your weight gain steady, moderate, and gradual. As for the creams and rubs, well, they may or may not work.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

week 12

Week 12: Plum

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.