Tuesday, December 14, 2010

16 Weeks

Baby's now the size of an avocado! Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

Thanks to increasing blood flow, it's time for some major cash and prizes. Enjoy quick-growing hair and nails, smooth and firm skin, and a healthy glow. One bit of bad news -- your eyes might be feeling a little dry these days.

Things are going well, I am feeling good, and Calleigh is running around so happy! In just a few days, she gets to stay home with Mommy for 2 and a half weeks! And Mommy is SOOO Happy about this! Off to watch Daddy coach basketball! I hope to do a post about Christmas and Calleigh tomorrow!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

15 Weeks, 4 days

I'm 15 weeks!
Pregnancy Highlights:

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 15 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby #2 is the size of a naval orange

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 2lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I wear maternity jeans and pants
(and sometimes I can still wear mine!)
but everything else is regular.

Gender:We will find out on January 6, just 4 more weeks!!!

Movement: I have not felt any movement yet but I know it is coming soon!

Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good! At 8 weeks with Calleigh I had moved to

the couch and as of right now I am still in the bed and sleeping perfect!

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and rough housing with Calleigh!

Cravings: Celery, Pickles, and Chips

Symptoms: Not a whole lot, no movement yet, but I have started showing!!!

Best Moment this week: Going to the doctor and seeing our little angel moving around!
What a feeling to see that little life inside you and know that it is doing well!

Monday, December 6, 2010

All aboard the Polar Express!!!

On Sunday evening, Andrew, Calleigh, my Parents and I all took a train ride on the Polar Express. We waitied outside in the cold as we were getting ready to board the traing and it was snowing and it was PERFECT!!! After we boarded the train, we all got comfortable, and in a matter of moments the fun began! Here is a video of Calleigh when the train started moving:

As were were moving the narrator began reading the story of the Polar Express to the children. The conductor then began walking down the aisle punching tickets just like on the movie.
When we got to the section in the book where they talk about the kids having hot chocolate and drinks the conductor yells "Who's thirsty?!?" and all of the kids were so excited. The "elves" on the traing then passed out hot chocolate to everyone and then passed out red and green sugar cookies.

The narrator then began reading the rest of the story. Our train passed through a tunnel and all of the elves told us to make sure and look to the right as soon as we got out of the tunnel because we were almost to the North Pole! As soon as we got the the North Pole, Calleigh was busy looking out the window for Santa! As soon as we saw him her eyes lit up like I have never seen before and she was yelling Santa Claus! It was a moment that I will never forget! He boarded the train with us and gave each child a silver bell, just like out of the movie! Then the children danced up and down the aisles with the elves and each child had their picture taken with Santa and the elves! Calleigh had such a good time, as did I! It is such a blessing as a parent to see the excitement on your childs face when these moments happen!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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.

That's all for now......hope to do a longer, better post with pictures soon! Have a great evening!