Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Something to keep baby warm
Here is the front:
And here is the back:
Thanks Uncle Chris. Baby will get lots of use out of this little sweater hoodie.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Week 12 Appointment & NT Sonogram
We decided on taking a Nuchal Translucency test to test for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18/13. This involves a simple blood test and sonogram. It was not invasive at all. So combining the blood test and what they measured on the sonogram, we only have a 1 in 10,000 chance of the baby developing either disorder. This was fantastic news.
What was even better was this high tech sonogram. We saw the baby moving around like crazy. We heard the "pac-man" sounding heart beat (waka-waka-waka-waka), we saw baby's arms and legs, and the best part is that we saw baby Shock sucking it's thumb! How cute is that!? The tech snapped a pic while the baby was thumb sucking:
So our next visit is in another 4 weeks, but the next few appointments will be short and sweet with no goodies like sonograms until week 20. That's when we'll get to find out if this baby is a he or a she.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The Belly Book
And I just took my belly picture for week 11:
See a difference? Yeah...not much, but that will change soon enough.
Monday, November 24, 2008
How Big is Baby?
I found this handy chart on thebump.com. It compares Baby Shock to a piece of fruit/food each week to show how big the baby is. I think they should find a different fruit for the end result!
Week 15: Naval Orange
Average size: 4.0 in, 2.5 oz
Legs are finally longer than arms...
Week 16: Avocado
Average size: 4.6 in, 3.5 oz
Eyebrows, lashes and hair are filling in...
Week 17: Onion
Average size: 5.1 in, 5.9 oz
Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating...
Week 18: Sweet Potato
Average size: 5.6 in, 6.7 oz
Baby's moving like crazy -- feel anything yet?
Week 19: Mango
Average size: 6.0 in, 8.5 oz
Vernix caseosa is coating baby's skin...
Week 20: Cantaloupe
Average size: 6.5 in, 10.6 oz
Boy or girl, genitals are fully formed...
Week 21: Banana
Average size: 10.5 in***, 12.7 oz
Taste buds are starting to work...
Weeks 21-24 (Month 5): Papaya
Average size: 10.5-11.8 in, 12.7-20.8 oz
Nipples are sprouting, and face is fully formed!
Weeks 25-28 (Month 6): Eggplant
Average size: 13.6-14.8 in, 1.5-2.2 lb
Immune system is preparing for the outside world...
Weeks 29-32 (Month 7): Squash
Average size: 15.2-16.7 in, 2.5-3.8 lb
Sleeping and waking cycles are establishing...
Weeks 33-36 (Month 8): Honeydew
Average size: 17.2-18.7 in, 4.2-5.8 lb
Growth is slowing, and baby may soon descend...
Weeks 37-Delivery (Month 9): Watermelon
Average size: 18.9-20.9 in, 6.2-9.2 lb
Full term! Baby's finally ready for the outside world...
Baby Shock Glamour Shot
Friday, November 21, 2008
Baby Shock's first Onesie
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Girl or Boy?
I should be having a girl. This chart did happen to work for friends that just had a boy, as well as numerous family members. I think I am a little partial to having a girl, only because I just want to make sure I get one. Atom's father had three boys before producing a girl, and we are only looking to have two kiddos. So hopefully we can squeeze in a little girl :)
Be sure to cast your vote....what do you think it will be?
Who knew pee could be so exciting?
On October 29th, I woke up and took a home pregnancy test and it instantly revealed that a future Shock was on the way! Our first doctor's appointment is November 24th. There probably won't be any updates between now and then, but stay posted for Baby-Shock updates.