Thursday, December 8, 2011
This was the bookcase before. I got it at an auction in Calera for $30. Its pretty dirty and dingy (sp?).
This is the bookshelf after a new coat of fresh white paint has been applied, its been wiped down and cleaned!
This is the same bookshelf after my mom and I placed fabric in the back of the shelves to give it some color! It was looking kinda boring with just a white background. This really made it pop! I LOVE it! I really need to thank my mom because she helped me put the new coat of paint on it and take the time to put the fabric in the back of it (very time consuming). Thanks G! I hope Easton loves it as much as we do!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sweet little Angel!
He was playing with his feet! He had one little foot all the way up at his face!
Looks like little Easton might be a thumb sucker.
Here he is rubbing his little eyes.
Amazing how flexible they are! Here he is with his big toe touching his nose! He loves staring at those feet! Kevin was in disbelief that that was his toe at his face. He didn't think he could put his foot up that high.
This must be his unhappy face! =( I wouldn't be surprised if he poked himself in the eye with his toes and that's why he is upset. Silly boy!
He's going through major brain and nerve development.
Eye development, too. His irises now react to light!
All five of his senses are in working order.
Pregnancy Highlights of Week 30:
Maternity Clothes: Anything stretchy and comfortable. I'm lucky I get to wear scrubs at my job.
Best Moment this week: Putting all of his furniture in its right place. It really feels like its not far away now. The room has more function and flow.
Gender: It's a boy!
Movement: All the time! Love it! Kevin and I were lying on the couch and Kevin's head was next to my belly and Easton kicked him in the head multiple times. haha!
Food Craving: Don't know if you can count this as a food, but crunching on ice has become an obsession of mine lately! I cant get enough of it.
What I miss: A margarita every now and then.
Sleep: About the same. That awful RLS and legs going numb.
What I am looking forward to: Retaking our 4D Ultrasound.
Belly Button: IN
Symptoms: Some trouble bending over, especially at work. It just takes the breath right out of you.
Your 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 2.5- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow.
His skin is getting smoother.
But his brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
He's now strong enough to grasp a finger!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Pregnancy Highlights of Week 29:
Maternity Clothes: Anything stretchy and comfortable. Love my yoga pants and tops.
Your baby's the size of a squash!
Baby already measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long. Right now, he weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds but he's still got a ways to go -- can you believe he'll triple in weight before birth?
Maternity Clothes: Yes, I finally bought some maternity jeans about a week ago. Much better than my jeans I was wearing.
Gender: It's a boy!
Movement: Mostly early in the morning when I'm getting ready for work and then when I get home from work. He doesn't move around that much when I am working, I guess because I'm constantly moving.
Food Craving: Strawberries with Chocolate sauce! Yum!
What I miss: Being able to take a HOT shower!
Sleep: doing well in this department. I only get up to use the bathroom once a night, if that.
What I am looking forward to: Doing our 4D Ultrasound!!
Belly Button: IN- and I hope it stays there!
Symptoms: None really
Your baby is the size of a Chinese Cabbage. Putting on layers of fat, your baby now weighs in around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches.
He's starting to develop more fat, so his wrinkly skin will start to get smoother.
His lungs are mature enough that he'd probably survive if he was born now.
I cant even begin to explain what a process it was to get the whole room taped and painted, due to all of the chair railing on the bottom. It looks GREAT now that we are done and I can look back, but it was quite a job. Thanks to future daddy and my mom!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I went to the doctor this week for my regular check-up plus my glucose screening. It was rough from the get go that morning before my appointment. All I had to eat was 2 pieces of cheese toast and some water. Anybody who knows me, knows that OJ is a must have thing for me. I LOVE it and can never get enough. Unfortunately that is one of the things I could not have, obviously, before my test. It was very hard to resist when I opened that fridge door for the cheese. =) I was a good girl and said no! I got to the doctor's office and they gave me a very sugary orange drink. Alot like a thicker Sunkist to me. I didn't think that it was bad at all. I was glad that my mom was able to go with me to help the time pass while we waited for that hour. Also while we waited, they put us in a room to see my OBGYN.
It's official: Baby's showing brain activity! And his brain will keep on getting more complex.
The colors are turquoise, lime green, brown, yellow, navy, and white with paisley. Quite an array of colors. I do just love how bright it is.
Its hard to see, but the inside of the bumpers is green and white gingham. And the crib sheet is brown with cream polka dots.
All washed, clean, and ready for a baby!! It wont be empty for too much longer. =)
At 26 Weeks he is the length of an english hothouse cucumber! (who comes up with these comparisons? haha!)
His eyes are forming, and his eyes will soon start to open.
And his eyelashes are now grown, too.
He's getting his immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up your antibodies.
He's taking breaths, too. They're of amniotic fluid, not air, but it's still good practice.
I ordered his bed online from JCPenny. Kevin and I went and picked it up the Sunday it came in. We couldn't wait to put it together. So much so that we put it together before we even painted the room. Kevin is so good at being a handy man. I hope Easton takes after his Dad with putting things together. These are a couple of pictures I took of him putting the bed together.
Here we are at 25 Weeks! Happy Halloween! I hadn't really thought about what I would wear, if anything, for Halloween. One of my friends, and coworker, had texted me a picture of this shirt and when I saw it I knew I HAD to have it! So for this year I was a skeleton. A pregnant skeleton that is. =). I'm just in love with how cute this shirt is!! Hopefully ill be able to wear it again someday. (Assuming it fits.)
He's growing more fat and more hair too!
His see-through skin is gradually becoming more opaque.
And it's got a new pink glow, thanks to the small capillaries that have recently formed.
Now that he's got more developed eyes and lips, he's looking even more like a newborn.
He's sleeping in cycles -- about 12 to 14 hours per day (hint: they're probably those times you're not feeling any kicks!).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Baby weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches.
He's got working taste buds.
Now, he's gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day -- that's significantly more than before.