Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week 30 in Baby-ville

The light is visible at the end of the tunnel! Your oversized self and amazing growing baby have finally reached the single digits (in terms of weeks till birth)! The fine lanugo hair that has been growing all over their little monkey-like body is going to start falling off this week in preparation for the big day. But don’t be shocked if they’re hairier than you’d anticipated, some babies keep their lanugo until after birth. Still, it’s not any cause to be concerned as it will fall off eventually. No surprises here: your little porker is getting even cuter with increasingly pudgy arms and legs this week thanks to the ever-growing layers of subcutaneous fat. In terms of numbers, your baby should be weighing in at around 3 pounds 12 ounces (or more!) and be nearly 16 inches long.

Since I'll be induced just before 39 weeks, our little girl will be here in about 8 weeks!  I can't believe that there are only 8 weeks left....somedays it seems like forever, and somedays it seems like tomorrow!  I can't wait to meet Gracyn and see who she is.  Won't be long now!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

28 weeks in Babyville.....

Know how you’ve been feeling a bit like a barn with legs? Well, that feeling won’t subside before… well, you know, when you finally give birth. For the time being, you’ve got yourself a baby in the business of collecting fat and lots of it! In spite of the dubious joys of being a human-barn, this baby fat business is very serious and you’ve got to put up with it because it’s going to keep your little porker warm and healthy after birth. Other good stuff from inside: their eyes are doing lots of blinking this week because they’re now able to respond to light and dark. Also, their industrious little bone marrow is now a major construction site for developing red blood cells, while their super-cute adrenal glands are actually producing androgen and estrogen—which will stimulate your hormones to begin milk production. Can you say, “Moo?”

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gracyn's Room....

is almost done!  I still have to decide if I want a curtain or the valance that goes with her bedding, get a new light fixture for the ceiling fan, and put up a few more things on the wall, and then we'll be all done.  Here's a few pics of what it looks like right now.


The glider we bought isn't in there because it's in our room, where she'll be sleeping for the first few months.  I love to just go into her room and stand's all starting to become a little more real!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

26 weeks in Babyville.....

Fetal development in pregnancy week 26:

At long last, your little swimmer can see the womb! Your miracle’s little eyelids have finally separated (they were fused closed previously) and they’re probably having their first moments of sight as you read this (or maybe it already happened while you were brushing your teeth or watching Oprah or something). In addition to seeing their little studio in your belly, they’ve recently acquired the ability to say “yes” and “no” in rudimentary sign language as they can now move their head back and forth. This is also the time where your little super star’s head hair is starting to grow! A cute little cowlick or two may be springing into position right now, getting ready for years of cute-but-stubborn bed-head. Also, their toenails have grown in and you little raisin continues to slowly pile up fat beneath their still-loose skin. Most importantly, brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace, increasing their (genius-level?) brain activity and will continue to function at accelerated levels for the first seven to eight years of childhood!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


It has begun.  I put away all the inside Christmas decorations on Wed.  And while I was in the attic, I organized that.  Today I organized and shredded lots of old bills and statements, and tomorrow the plan is to organize the filing cabinet.  I've got to get more organization in this house before baby girl gets here in April.  Clutter is driving me crazy right now!