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Friday, June 25th 2010

10:05 AM

nothingness

I really have nothing new to report. As I sit here and watch Napoleon Dynamite I thought I should update the blog.. even though I get like one hit a day. If that! ugh. lol. and now you know why I stopped writting before. Maybe if I was as awesome as Lafonda I would have hits on my blog. hehee. This movie has some of the best quotes in it.

Hannah is once again gone. She is at my grandparents and then to her dad's on Saturday. Demet left his DS out in the tree house .. and forgot.. it rained like everyday the whole time it was missing. Which was like 4 days.  So now he is without it. We are pretty sure that the battery got to damp to keep a charge.  He is a busy boy and is almost always at a friends house playing. Arabella is such a big girl.  She is starting to get braver and standing on her own every little bit. She is working on her blocks and shapes. She really enjoys her books. and Dora. =)

After the girls had their Doctors appointments on Monday I looked back in all the baby books to see where Bella is at compared to Hannah and Demet.  I know you are all wondering too... So here it is.

Hannah (born) - 6lbs 5oz & 18 3/4 in long     (1 yr) - 19lbs 4oz &  28 1/2 in long

Demetrius (born)  - 9lbs 1oz & 20 1/2 in long    (1yr) - 23lbs 12oz &  30 3/4 in long

Arabella ( born) 8lbs 12oz & 20 in long   (1yr) - 24lbs & 30 1/4 in long

So are you can see.. Bella was my middle baby in size but she is not my biggest. But just by a little bit. Not that anymore was really asking. lol. I just like to look at that stuff. She is in the 90% for heigh and weight right now.

Demet and I are really in to watching the Avatar (the last Airbender) on Nicktoons. They have a movie coming out next month so every night they are playing the seasons in order and like 3 episodes. I have to catch up before the movie comes out. lol. It's like a real show. You have to keep up with who people are and what they do.. every episode connects to the last one. And it's a cartoon. It's a really good story line. So Demet and I stay up and watch these shows till like 12am and then hit the sack. We are gonna have a mommy/son night and go see the movie when it comes out. I have to say.. I am pretty excited about it. =) I really have nothing in common with my 7 yr old son and this is something we can do together. ( we have been reading his mother/son bible every night too though) 

Anywho. I think I am gonna go make some mac n cheese.

Toodles.

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Thursday, September 3rd 2009

6:33 PM

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.

Well. I KNOW it's been FOREVER since I worte an update. But Frankly My life is a little busy! Arabella will be 3 months old next Friday!!! It just doesn't seem possible!!! She is a pretty good baby! A bit spoiled... Not sure how that happened! lol. She seems to want me to hold her ALL the time.She does like her "tummy time" and standing up while holding your hands. We are now saving for a bouncy saucer seat and high chair. She doesn't need them quiet yet.. but soon! She is sorta sitting up. She needs a little support while doing so. She started sucking her thumb and pulling her hair! It's cute but not good! We are putting socks on her hands when she sleeps and sticking the binky in her mouth when she wants to suck on her thumb. She is getting big! At her 2mo check up she weighed 13lbs and was 22 1/2 inches long. Demet and Hannah are both pretty good with her. Demet calls her Bella bear and he always kisses her and tells her he loves her. Totally adorable!! I'm trying to rush through this cuz she is not happy right now and the kids are keeping her entertained while I do this.  Hannah and Demet started school August 19th. Hannah is in 5th grade and Demet is in 1st! So far everyone seems to enjoy school this year! Fingers crossed! Matt and I are back on the normal work days.. I work at 6am-1ish.. and Matt works 2:30pm-11pm. Ahh... She's not gonna last much longer. Gotta run.. Bella Calls!

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Monday, June 15th 2009

10:05 AM

Arabella Tripp Leaphart

SOOO I'll start by saying... IF you have Myspace, or Facebook... chances are that you've read this before. I really don't wanna write and rewrite the same thing so I'm mostly just coping it from site to site! Feel free to skip this update if you wanna. At the end I am updating the story... so you can just skip ahead.

Thursday Morning at 2:15am I woke up with my water broke. Only I wasn't sure that my water broke so I waited for a little bit before I woke up Matt. At about 2:30AM I woke matt up and told him to get ready. We got ready and got the bags together. We left for the hospital and got up to Labor and delivery about 3AM. I got checked and was at 4-5 cm and YES my water had broken. I had to ask if I was having contractions because they weren't strong...I was having them about every 5-6 mons she said. I answered tons of questions... and got all set up. I talked to the nurses... and told them how quick I go so that the were prepared. At about 5AM they checked me again and said I was a "good" 5cm. I asked when they would call the doctor and she said when I was about 8cm. I warned her again that I went from 6-10 with Demetrius in 20 mins. By this time I could feel ALL the contractions and they HURT! My belly, My back.. ohhh.. I forgot how bad they hurt. She came back and checked my at 6am.. I was a "good" 6cm.. which is code for almost a 7.. lol. She told me if my contractions felt any different to hit the call button ASAP!!!  She left the room and I had a contraction that was soooo not the same... Matt hit the call button and she ran back in... She checked me and said I was  8cm! Of course the doctor isn't there yet. It's about 6:15ish. It was pretty crazy in there for awhile. Everyone getting ready.. and the pressure was sooooo nuts! I hate that part! The nurses were AWESOME though. They told me over and over how well I was doing. And so was matt. I felt so much pain and pressure that I thought I was gonna rip in half. I couldn't help but push a little... and a little more. I think I may have yelled once.. lol.. But I kept saying sorry cuz I didn't wanna be a nut. The doctor came in just as Arabella was crowning. She was born at 6:33AM. 8lbs 12oz and 20 inches long.

 

Ok. So Everyone's home and doing good. Arabella sleeps really well through the night. She wakes up about every 3-4 hours to eat. I think I have a good system down with her. She poops about every diaper change and she is starting to be awake more and more. Today she had her first doc's appointment. She had to have some blood work done cuz she is a little jaundiced. But other than that she is looking really good. Her weight loss is very little for a baby.. She went down to 8lbs 6 oz. Which is totally normal. She eats good and seems to know both matt & I's voices. Anywho. She's starting to wake up and I need to fix lunch before she gets hers! lol. LOVE TO ALL

 

 

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Wednesday, June 10th 2009

2:38 PM

Week 38........ and counting.. and waiting....

As you know, you've arrived at the final leg of your pregnancy journey, and if you're still carrying your little love around, they've just about reached their birth weight (somewhere between 6 to 8 pounds is average depending on whether they're a boy or girl). There really isn't a lot to report on baby this week, so lets do a quick recount of where we're at: all internal organ systems are pretty much ready for the outside world, they've got their meconium stockpile building up (their first black baby poo), lots of healthy baby fat, a rapidly developing brain (that'll keep growing with them for years to come), and they've more or less reached official baby status-- all they need to do is "head out" and say hello to the rest of the world and especially their ready-to-pop momma.

  • Baby is about 20 inches (51 cm) and weighs about 7.5 pounds (3.4 kilograms).
  • The soft down, which covered the body throughout the pregnancy, is now disappearing.
  • The body fat is continuing to build up.
  • The wrinkled skin is becoming 'baby' smooth.
  • Development is complete, baby's main job is to gain weight. The body continues laying on the fat stores that will help regulate his body temperature after birth. The amniotic fluid, this is approximately equal to 4 or 5 cups. It doesn't sound like much, but just wait until your water breaks, it will feel like much more. Baby may have a full head of hair now, an inch or more long, but some babies are born with only peach fuzz. Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby for weeks has disappeared, but you may see some on the upper back and shoulders when he or she arrives. Almost gone has most of the vernix caseosa, the whitish substance that also covered baby.
    Your baby will swallow the lanugo and exterior coating, along with other secretions, and store them in their bowels. These will become your infant's first bowel movement, a blackish waste called meconium. Your child's intestines are accumulating lots of meconium. About 30% of babies move their bowels before birth. Usually this is a sign that the baby is under some stress and can cause pneumonia if the baby inhales any amniotic fluid with meconium in it. If there are signs of meconium in the amniotic fluid at birth your care provider will make sure that the baby's throat and lungs are suctioned thoroughly.

    OK Folks... Here is the Doctor update as I know it so far... (my next appointment is Tomorow at 3:15pm) Last week I was 4 cm dialated.. I saw a different doctor as mine was out of town, and she said that IF she were my doctor she would admit me to the hospital after this weeks appointment if I hadn't gone into labor on my own by then. basicly because she didn't think it would be a good idea for me to walk around dialating on my own when I go so fast. Since she isn't my doctor, we are not sure what will be done tomorow.. but I can say that it would be nice, and I am Ready if she were to tell me she wanted to admit me. Arabella is outgrowing her space and my ribs are feeling it. I have alot of contractions these days.. some even pretty strong... but nothing to say it would be "real" labor.. but I would guess that they are dialating me some more. Keep us in your prayers and if it is God's, Let her just keep me tomorow.

    IF She does keep me.. I doubt I will be making too many phone calls till after, I will however send out a overall text so you know what's happening. So if I have your number, then I may be texting you tomorow. We can have our cell phones in the hospital so we will have them on us. But won't answer calls durning labor, we'll make the phone calls afterwards, when we get settled.

    LOVE TO ALL.

    ME

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    Wednesday, June 3rd 2009

    3:11 PM

    Week 37... Full Term!

    It’s the calm before the storm. Changes in your baby's weight have leveled off with only a few ounces of fat added this week. At this point your baby should weigh in at around 7 lbs and 20 inches. Happily, as far as internal organs go, they are now developed enough to function in the outside world although the oh-so-important immune system is still developing and will continue to do so after birth. With a large boost of antibodies provided by breast milk when nursing begins. Fighting infection and staying healthy should be well within their physical capacity when your little fighter is born.

  • Typically, baby now measures 19.5 inches (50 cm) from the head to the heel.
  • Baby weighs up to 7 pounds or 3 kilograms.
  • The head diameter is over 3.5 inches (9cm).
  • The water could break at any time.
  • Even though you are three weeks from your due date, you are now considered full term. In most cases, nothing will be done to stop your labour once it starts, even if it is before your 40th week.

    Sooo. I know I said I would keep you all posted about the Doctor's appointment last week.. yea. Not so much. Sooo here is what we learned a week ago. I was 3-4 cm dialated already. My doctor isn't sure that I will make it to my due date. And I have to say.. as of right now, I am ok with that. My weight gain is good. Only 2 lbs last week. I have my next appointment tomorow afternoon.. so I guess you'll hear about it either on facebook or here next week. We went to the hospital for a walk-thru last night. Took the kids and we met a nurse there so that we could see where everything was and to ask some questions. I have to say, It really did settle my nerves a bit. Cell phones are allowed... BUT this does not mean that we will be calling during labor. I think I will have time to call or text only a couple people... Like work, and the ones watching the kids! LOL. Everyone else will get a call later. Outside food is allowed in! YAY! McD's sweet tea! The pull out bed for Matt is alot larger than at Hannibal's hospital. I Have to stay at least 24 hours... but can stay up to 48. It will depend on what time I have her I guess. As we were getting ready to go, we were talking about due dates and such and the nurse that was showing us around said I have 10 days! lol. I'll take it! That's next Friday... and Basketball camp will be done, and it will be the weekend. Yea. I'm ready now! lol. She aslo said that she thought that if I went to term .. Bella could be a 9 lb baby.. ugh! Let's go 2 weeks early!   I still have REALLY bad heart burn and acid reflux. I think I want that gone the most! Even more than my baby belly!

     

    DEMET had his SIXTH birthday last Friday! I can't believe he is SIX!!!!!!!! It makes me cry sometimes when I think about it! Anyways, He had a great birthday and used his birthday money to buy himself games for his game system he got. THANK YOU< Peepaw, Andi, Meggie, Grandma Betty, Debbie, & Meme and Pawpaw.. for the money. And THANK YOU memaw and pawpaw for the flips and the game. BOTH are totally loved! He has already wore the flips everyday he can!

    Anywho. Gotta run & do some laundry and I need to get some milk for my mac & Cheese for dinner! Toodles and LOVE to all.

    ME

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    Wednesday, May 27th 2009

    11:09 AM

    28 days to go! 9 monthes! or 4 weeks! any way you say it.. It's getting close!

    WEEK 36:The countdown continues… and in baby developments: most of the bones (soft skull aside) in their little body are now completely hardened, providing a solid structure from which they can now make their grand debut into the world. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are structurally ready for a secure launch. In physical fitness news: their muscle tone has also improved over these past few weeks, and you’ll definitely be impressed by their steel-like Ulnar grasp (a newborn reflex that occurs if you lay your finger in their palm).  Finally, in the fluids/excretion department: the amniotic fluid-to-baby ratio has fallen over these past weeks, although they’re still swallowing fluid (building up even more meconium for that historic first poop), and some vernix caseosa. They will be more than ready to swallow and digest milk after birth.

  • The baby is about 19 inches  long.
  • Weight is around 6 pounds.
  • The baby's body is becoming chubby as fat layers build.
  • Between now and birth they may gain about an ounce a day
  • You may feel contractions of the womb, called Braxton Hicks contractions
  • While it says that your baby weighs six and a half pounds this week and measures 19 inches long, this is only an estimate. In general, babies are gaining half a pound per week now. Baby continues gaining weight as fat deposits and is forming creases in the neck and wrists.
    You may be visiting your caregiver weekly up until the birth. Regular internal exams may begin, to see if your cervix has softened, thinned, dilated or if your baby's head is dropping into the pelvis. Any of these could be signs of impending labor but there are no guarantees and you could be waiting for weeks yet. Your baby is almost ready, a pair of kidneys and the liver has begun processing some waste products, the only organ still to mature is the lungs.
    This week your baby may drop into the birth canal, this is called 'lightening' or 'dropping'. If this is not your first baby, this 'lightening' may not occur until right before labor. Your care provider may refer to it by saying that your baby is now 'engaged'. The majority of babies are now in the birth position, either head down (vertex) or butt down (breech), most will maintain this position until birth. Any movements that they make are more likely to be rolls from side to side.You may notice when this happens because it will suddenly become much easier for you to breathe. While breathing becomes easier, walking may be the exact opposite. If your baby has dropped you may find yourself visiting the bathroom much more often as baby is resting right on top of your bladder again.

    Month 9:

      

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    Your baby is now fully formed. The vernix has mostly disappeared. Baby will gain weight at the rate of about an ounce per day during the last month before the birth. Your baby is getting fatter and its skin is less rumpled.

    she is getting ready for birth and is settling into the fetal position with its head down against the birth canal, its legs tucked up to its chest, and its knees against its nose. The bones of baby's head are soft and flexible to ease the process of delivery through the birth canal.

    Your antibodies to disease are beginning to flow rapidly through the placenta. The rapid flow of blood through the umbilical cord keeps it taut which prevents tangles. Your baby is beginning to develop sleeping patterns. You will also feel your baby roll around as it gets too cramped inside your uterus for much movement. Your baby will continue to kick and punch although it will move lower in your abdomen to under your pelvis.

    Your baby's lungs are now mature and your baby will have a great chance of survival if born a little early. Your baby is now about 20 inches  long and weighs approximately 6 to 9 pounds. Only 5 percent of babies are born on their due date. If you go into labor after week 37 your careprovider will not try to stop it.
    Your baby may be born anytime between the 37th and 42nd week of pregnancy.

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    After your 36th week, your health care provider will increase your prenatal appointments to weekly. Your provider will check your weight, blood pressure, urine, fundal height, edema, and varicose veins. He or she will also check the fetal heartbeat, size, presentation (head or buttocks first?), position (facing the front or the back?), and descent. Your cervix will be examined sometime after the 38th week for effacement and dilation (opening of the cervix). Your provider will ask you to report on the frequency and duration of your Braxton Hicks
    contractions. Ask your provider about any questions you have, especially about labor and delivery. You should also receive instructions from your provider as to when to call if you think you are in labor. If you do not receive these instructions, ask your provider for them.

    You will feel changes in the fetal activity (more squirming and rolling and less kicking). In addition to the pregnancy discomforts you have been feeling the last couple of months, you may have some discomfort and achiness in your buttocks and pelvic area, increased backache and heaviness, more difficulty sleeping. More frequent and intense Braxton Hicks
    contractions (which may now be painful), which will give you a chance to practice your breathing techniques. Due to the lower position of your baby, it will be easier for you to breathe but you will need to urinate more frequently. You may feel very fatigued or have extra energy or alternate between the two. Your appetite may be increased or diminished substantially.

    By the 40th week, you will likely be feeling more excited, anxious, apprehensive, and relieved that it is almost over. You may feel irritable, overly sensitive, restless, and impatient. All of these feelings are normal.    Don't worry -- you won't be pregnant much longer!

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    We have the Doctors appointment this afternoon. Hopefully we'll have some new stuff to report. And hopefully Arabella is being nice to me and is laying the right way! We're getting excited! I am tired of being preggers and just want to hold this little girl! and I wanna wear my summer clothes! WOW! We are in our 9th MONTH!

    XOXOXXOXO

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    Wednesday, May 20th 2009

    1:49 PM

    35 weeks! 5 weeks to go

    I'm now carrying nearly 6 lbs of baby not counting their amniotic fluid, the umbilical cord, or the placenta itself. At this point, Arabella is almost busting out of the womb size-wise, which make her restricted attempts to move much challenging. Of course, our stubborn little sucker is still trying to move around as if she weren’t in a cramped space. And the accumulationg baby fat deposits are starting to level off so she will be padded and warm when she head out of their super snug little home.

    • Your baby is now about 18.5 inches in length and weighs over 5.5 pounds.
    • Baby is about 47cm crown to heel and weighs almost 2.7 Kg.
    • The body is growing round due to developing fat layers.
    • Your baby's reflexes are coordinated.
    • Lungs are almost fully developed.
    • About 90% of babies born this week survive.

    Most babies gain about half pound per week in the last month of pregnancy. Fat stores accumulate in the legs and arms. These layers of fat will help them regulate their body temperature. Baby still doesn't have enough fat deposits beneath its skin to keep warm outside your womb. Lungs are almost fully developed. Your baby's reflexes are coordinated, they turn their head, grasp firmly, and respond to sounds, light and touch. You should still feel movement every day.

    WOW! Time is just Zooming past.... Does anyone else feel this way??  The baby shower was Awesome! We have pretty much everything now! I wanna get a little seat liek we had for Demet.. but it's just depends on what I find for the price! ... Second hand stores.. here I come! We have alot of diapers and Wipes stored up and my bag is packed.. 5 weeks! Geezz.. It's amazing how quickly this pregnancy has gone by! Next week is the doctors appointment.. She will be checking where the baby is laying and seeing if she's inthe right postion. Pray that she is... It's my biggest fear.. Having to have a C-Section cuz she's not turned!

    Love to all!

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    Wednesday, May 13th 2009

    12:46 PM

    week 34.. 6 weeks left to go!

    Your amazing baby is on the move! They’ve been riding fairly high in your stretched-out womb till now (while kindly compressing your poor internal organs), but now they’re planning on making the big move to your pelvis this week. If you haven’t noticed it already, you’ll be feeling the weight shift that signals that your baby is most likely out of breech position, with their head now resting on your pubic bone. In liver news: although not quite fully formed, your little miracle’s liver is now capable of processing a certain amount of waste. In general, most of your child’s prenatal physical development is pretty much up to snuff and ready for the outside world. Naturally, further weight gain is expected—so you’re still not at maximum capacity despite probably feeling like you definitely are maxed out.

  • Your baby now is approximately 18 inches long and weighs about 5.25 pounds.
  • Your child has now an excellent chance of survival outside the womb.
  • Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week.
  • Eyes opened when awake and closed when sleeping.
  • The fingernails are now completely formed.
  • Even babies born earlier than this could survive outside the womb with hospital support although the risk of complications would be high. Your baby may have already turned to a head down position in preparation for birth. The skull bones are still pretty flexible and not completely joined to help to ease exit out of the narrow birth canal. Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week. The baby's skin is also becoming less wrinkled. Braxton Hicks contractions may be getting more numerous and stronger. Thanks to antibodies crossing the placenta the baby is developing immunities to mild infections.

    At the doctors visit today I found out I only gained 1 pound! yay!!!! This is ever sooo exciting!! Eveything looks good. My next appointment is in 2 weeks and then it will be every week.. WOW! Is it just me or has tis pregnancy seemed to be super fast..? Of course, since I feel that way now it will go slow the next 6 weeks! It is harder and harder to sit up. It hurts my back and makes it hard to breathe. If I can lean back then it is alot better.  My back probelms seem to be better. I can still feel it every now and again. but not at all like it was!

    Talk to you in a week!

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    Wednesday, May 6th 2009

    12:16 PM

    33 weeks. 7 weeks to go!

    Arabella  in the eighth month:

     For all the weight and bulk you’re lugging around these days, you’d think your little champ should weigh much more than a mere 5 lbs and measly 17 inches in height, but nope, that’s about the average size for a baby in its thirty-third week. In terms of appearances, they’re getting cuter and pudgier every minute as they pile on the baby fat for those adorable little wrist rolls and chubby toes. And as we’re sure you’ve already noticed they’re getting stronger with every passing day. Nowadays, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching your belly. Although she's getting stronger, your bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick they’ve been working on.

     

  • The diameter of the head is about 8.5cm.
  • The baby fuzz, lanugo, is disappearing.
  • Your baby drinks about a pint of amniotic fluid a day.
  • You may gain a pound a week (500g) for the rest of your pregnancy.
  • Half of your weight gain will go directly to your baby.
  • The baby is using it's lungs to practice breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid. Your baby is drinking about a pint of amniotic fluid a day now and urinating the same amount. The early baby fuzz, lanugo, is disappearing now and being replaced by actual hair. The nails of your baby are now long enough to reach to the tip of the fingers or beyond and may need trimming as soon as they are born. They may scratch their face even before birth.
    You may gain a pound a week for the rest of your pregnancy. Do not stop eating or start skipping meals as your weight increases. Both you and your baby need the calories and nutrition you receive from a healthy diet. Calcium intake is extremely important during pregnancy because the baby will draw calcium from the mother to make and harden bone. This can greatly weaken her own bones and teeth because the developing fetus will take minerals from the mother's skeletal structure as needed.

     

    I am feeling better than I was last week. My back still have Flair ups and sleeping is still hard. The kids are reacting totally different to the baby. Demet talks to her and pats my belly alot. He asks questions and has answers. He is really excited. He wants to share with her and help out with her. Hannah on the other hand give you the stink eye if you ask. She seems to think that there can only be ONE "princess" and after Bella is born it won't be her! We explained to her that she is the oldest and gets everything first.. gets to do everything first and had the most time with us without sharing. I think she's excited but not like Demet. And not like she was when we had demet. Maybe it's a 5 yr old thing.

    This weekend Matt is gonna set up the baby bed and changing table. I don't think we will have room for the dresser till she moves into her own room. The baby shower is also coming up. It will be on the 16th of May at our house. Wow! Time is just zooming past!

    Hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll have some new pics of me and my belly to share.

    love to all

     

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    Wednesday, April 29th 2009

    2:09 PM

    32 weeks = 8 monthes / 8 weeks left = 56 days to go!

    WEEK 32: In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature! This means you’ll probably get a swift kick if you put a hot pad on your ginormous belly. For the Elton John lovers out there-- yes, baby’s got blue eyes. At this point, all babies do, although depending on their chromosomal disposition, this could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is. Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a remarkably strong immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week, survive premature births. So it’s pretty much a done deal. Even if your little monkey’s planning on heading out early, their survival odds are in everyone’s favor.

  • The baby is about 17 inches long and weighs 4 pounds .
  • The diameter of the head is almost 4 inches (10cm).
  • Under the skin the fat layer is getting thicker.
  • The toenails and fingernails are completely formed.
  • During this time the baby sleeps most of the day. The uterus is getting to be a small space for the baby to move about, so you may have noticed a decrease in your baby's movements. The baby is still trying to move frequently but it just does not have enough room. The baby will turn its head from side to side and move its hands. Half of your weight gain now will go directly to baby. As space in your uterus becomes more cramped, your baby's kicks and other movements may seem less forceful.

    MONTH 8: Baby
    The face is now smooth and getting a little chubby, as baby is laying on fat stores over the next weeks in preparation for life outside the womb. Most babies will have turned head down by this time in preparation for birth. If your baby were to be born now, it would have a greater than 90 per cent chance of survival.

    You will be feeling strong, regular fetal activity. Your baby's kicks are strong and your may be able to see the outline of a small heel or elbow pressed against your abdomen. At the end of this month your baby is about 16 to 18 inches long and weighs around 4.5 to 5.5 pounds.

    OK Kids. Here is the about me part!  As some of you know I have been having an issue with Sciatica. {I figured it out on my own!} It is sooo painful! I had never felt this kind of pain before!

    {The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.}

    Had a doctors appointment today and asked her about this issue.. She told me what I was already figuring. Nothing they can really do. Should go away after baby is born. If it flares up then I can do hot pad or hot bath {doesn't work} and if it get really bad then I can see a physical Therapist to do some stretches. UH yea. No thanks. I'll stick to my yoga ball. I only gained a little less than 2 lbs! And this is awesome! I have a goal and I don't wanna go over it! I have 2 more doctors appointments that are every 2 weeks. {till the end of May and my 36 week checkup} and then I go every week. We only have 8 weeks to go!! Amazing isn't it?? Anything I've left out??? Ask!

    TOODLES

     

     

     

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