Saturday, June 27, 2009

8 weeks Today

Wow, I can't believe it's already been a week since I posted my first update. Maybe this will go by faster than I think. ;o) I'm not tired of being pregnant. Just tired of feeling so sick all the time. I'm hoping that all that goes away in the second trimester like it's "supposed to". :o) But for now, I am on week 8, therefore still stuck in the first trimester. :o)

Here's our little alien this week. Starting to look more like a little person, but it's got an alien head. So cute. ;o)

Eyelid: Translucent eyelids practically cover your baby's eyes now.

Brain: The nerve cells in your baby's brain are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways.

Hand: Your baby's hands are flexed at the wrists and meet over the heart. The fingers are still slightly webbed but growing longer.

Knee Joint: Your baby now has knees and it's feet may be long enough to meet in front of its body.

I haven't really "felt" anything different yet. I do know that I am growing to some degree though, because as of the other night, I officially need to unbutton my jeans while sitting down. Standing up I'm just fine, but sitting down is a whole different story! :o) I think it's just "the bloat" right now, but it's kinda fun. I can't wait until I really start showing, but even more than that, I can't wait to feel my baby move! That is going to be so surreal!

Well, I hope you all have had a good week!

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Baby Update :o)

Well, based on a generalized calculation of things, tomorrow I should be right at about 7 weeks. So, I figured I'd start my "baby updates". I don't know that I'm going to get to them every week... we'll see. :o) Anyways, here we go. :o)

This is what my baby looks like this week. Little tadpole. :o)

Eyelid folds now partially cover your baby's eyes.

Umbilical Cord:
A loop of your baby's growing intestines is bulging into the umbilical cord.

What looks like a tail is actually an extension of your baby's tailbone. It will disappear in the next few weeks.

Well, there you have it, that's what's going on this week. ;o) I do know that the baby already has a heartbeat at this point, and that by the end of this week, the baby will already be moving the little buds that will grow to start forming the arms and legs. I of course, won't be able to feel it quite yet, but can't wait! :o)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It All Started With a Box...

Well, I guess it actually started with what was inside of the box. ;o)

I am completely thrilled to announce that Mike and I are expecting our first baby in the early part of February 2010! :o)

I am currently a little over 5 weeks pregnant, and we would greatly appreciate your prayers for this pregnancy and baby, especially in this first trimester. Our first appointment is on the 7th of July, at which time I will be a little over 9 weeks, and at that time we will get to hear our baby's heartbeat. I can't even express how excited and anxious I am for that day to get here! :o)

Well, prepare yourselves for me updating regularly about how my little bean is progressing! Love to you all. :o)

P.S. "The Box" is how I told Mike about our baby. :o)