Wednesday, August 27, 2008

24 weeks

Monday, August 25, 2008

skinny cow ice cream sandwich

i think these are healthier than a nutra grain bar for breakfast....they have 3 g of fiber!
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Serving Size: Sandwich
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 2g
Total Fat Percentage 2%
Saturated Fat 1g
Saturated Fat Percentage 5%
Cholesterol 1mg
Cholesterol Percentage 2%
Sodium 95mg
Sodium Percentage 4%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Total Carbohydrates Percentage 10%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Calcium 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin A 6%

Week Twenty-Four

  • Bring on the bulk! Baby gains about 6 ounces this week. The weight is in muscle, bone mass and organs.
  • Her body begins to fill out with her appearance increasingly becoming more like a newborn.
  • Taste buds begin to form. If mom drinks something strange or bitter, baby may be observed showing her distaste.
  • Little creases have appeared on her palms. The muscular coordination of her hands has improved as she sucks his thumb.
  • Over the next seven days the sweat glands will be forming in the skin.
  • Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" and cells that produce surfactant, a substance that helps the air sacs inflate easily.
  • This week your baby is officially considered viable.
  • Baby weighs 1.3 pound (600gm) and is 11.8 inches (30cm) long -- almost the length of a ruler!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

crayon rocks!


Crayon Rocks are both for their environmentally friendly and unique in shape.

Favored by occupational therapists especially for use with kids developing fine motor skills, these are a hit with lots of teachers, parents and kids. Made in the U.S. of soy wax (a renewable resource unlike standard petroleum-based crayons), they transfer to paper in a smoother way, slightly more like painting.

A student box of 16 colors costs $5 or splurge on a box of 64 (4 each of 16 colors) for $18. Find them at Crayon Rocks.

Friday, August 22, 2008

What your baby looks like at 23 weeks

Baby, fetus at 23 weeks - BabyCenter

celebrity babies

AUGUST 21, 2008
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
welcomed a baby boy into the world today, making their oldest son Kingston, 2, a big brother!

People reports the rockers have named their newest bundle Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale. He was born at 12:46 p.m. and weighed eight and a half pounds.

AUGUST 20, 2008
Matt and Luciana Damon
welcome another baby girl into the world today, joining sister Isabella, 2, and half-sister Alexia, 10. Gia Zavala is the lil one's born identity.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

towel rack and storage bucket from etsy

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curtain rods up!

23 weeks pg

Fun Birthday Facts

  • Your baby's birthstone will be Turquoise (Prosperity)
  • Your baby's Astrological Sign will be Sagittarius
  • Your baby's Flower is Narcissus or Holly (Indigo, Green, Greenish-Blue)
  • Your baby will be born in the Chinese Year of The Rat
  • This time next year your baby will be 36 Weeks Old!
  • Your baby will start kindergarten in 2014, be old enough to drive a car in 2024, finish high school in 2027, and will graduate from college with the class of 2031, give or take a year. Can you imagine?

Friday, August 15, 2008

pregnancy weight distribution

Weight distribution:

  • 7 1/2pounds is about how much the baby will weigh by the end of pregnancy.
  • 1 1/2pounds is how much the placenta weighs.
  • 4 pounds is attributed to increased fluid volume.
  • 2 pounds is the weight of the uterus.
  • 2 pounds is the weight of breast tissue.
  • 4 pounds is because of increased blood volume.
  • 7 pounds is attributed to maternal stores of fat, protein and other nutrients.
  • 2 pounds for the amniotic fluid.
  • Total: 30 pounds

a few pics from the poconos trip last weekend

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

finally bought a belly sleeve and i love it!
definitely worth the $17!

22 week appt.

pretty uneventful. belly is measuring 22 cm, heartrate is good, baby is very active. next appt is on sept 9th!

back from the poconos!

john, kaley, rachel and i spent sat and sun camping in promised land state park in the poconos. we had 2 tents on site #448 right by the bathroom facility.
it was nice and cool- and there were absolutely no bugs which was awesome!

the girls and john did a lot of fishing (when it was not raining), and i read half of "into the wild"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

22 weeks pg

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

21 week belly pic

some wall art for nursery...

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books and DVDs

dr. seuss collectionvintage Golden Books (john's when he was a baby!)
more misc. vintage books (john's from childhood!)
language DVDs (spanish and french)
french and spanish books

my new favorite:

Ben and Jerrys Cinnamon Buns Ice Cream! if you have not tried it you are missing out!
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Cinnamon Buns - Caramel Ice Cream with Cinnamon Bun Dough & a Caramel Streusel Swirl

more clothes for Harper!

thanks to generous family and friends Harper has a whole wardrobe already. here are some new pieces we received in the last few weeks! (click to enlarge)

Monday, August 4, 2008

21 weeks pg

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

tv table from goodwill

side table for $1.99 at goodwill and pink paint!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

baby bib!

i love this new baby might be too cute to actually use!

butterfly mobile!!

here are pics of the baby's new mobile! from (seller khamm75 Almost Sunday store)

ikea bookcase for nursery!!

i bought this bookcase at ikea yesterday. it was an "as is" item, and was already put together with a few marks. they gave me 50% off the original price which was a bargain!!!
thanks to my wonderful husband we got it up to the nursery last night!

a few photos (click to enlarge):