Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Week 13 Baby Update

Nothing new to report, feeling good, no more morning sickness (YEAH!) and just waiting for Feb 11th.  However, many of you have been asking for another posting so here's one about the baby:

Our fetus is about three inches long and the size of a peach at 13 weeks old.  Starting about now, babies begin growing at different paces, some faster than others, some more slowly, though they all follow the same developmental path. Growing at a universally breakneck speed now is our baby's body as it tries to catch up to the head in terms of size. Though our baby's head is about half the size of its body now, by the time the baby is ready to make his or her entrance into the world, the head will be only one-fourth as large as the body.
 
The intestines are also in for some big changes right now. Up till this point, they've been growing in a cavity inside the umbilical cord; but now they're moving to their permanent (and more conveniently located) address, in the abdomen.  And to serve our growing baby's needs, the placenta is also growing.  It weighs about an ounce now and will weigh one to two pounds at birth (something else you'll soon be able to blame your weight gain on!).

Also developing this week: baby's vocal chords. Because sound can't travel through your uterus (our baby's current habitat), we won't be able to hear any sounds or cries just yet, but oh boy (or girl) — those vocal chords will get a good workout once that baby is born.

Friday, January 21, 2011

February 11th

So the next ultrasound, the one that we find out if Lil Arroyo is a boy or girl, has been moved UP!  Feb 11th is hopefully the day we will find out.  If we can't figure it out then, we always have March.  :)  Any guesses????

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seems Like a Good Idea...

So I've seen plenty of my friend's kids go through the awkward stage of being too big for a high chair but too small for an adult chair so then they have to stand on the chair to eat, sit on the counter, etc etc etc until they get big enough to sit in a "regular" size chair.  These 2 sites have chairs that "grow with your child" and seem to be a good idea....let me know if you have boughten one or know someone that has.  I'm curious if they are as good as they sound.




http://www.oxo.com/p-1028-sprout-chair-greenwalnut.aspx

http://www.stokke.com/highchair.aspx

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Future Playmate?

I would like to introduce you to Lil Arroyo's future playmate, Ithielle Kokovi, or TT for short.  She is almost 6 months old, such a good girl and such a cutie!  (Although we couldn't get her to smile on Saturday.) 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Next Ultrasound....

I guess I should have posted this with the other info....For those of you that have never had a baby (like me) I didn't know the schedule but I now have doc appts every 4 weeks and my next ultrasound is right around 20 weeks.  That will be a popular one because we will find out whether it is a boy or girl!  Any guesses?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday Doc Visit

Yesterday (Jan 14th) was our meet-n-greet with our baby doctor.  She was great!  Quick and to the point, lots of info, answered all our questions thoroughly but yet at the same time didn't rush us out.  I really liked her.  We also had an ultrasound for our 11 week check-up!  What an amazing picture!  So much change in such a short period of time, it's actually a Lil Arroyo now!


Sorry the photo isn't a bit clearer but it'll have to do for now.  Now, if any of you are like me, with very untrained eyes...whenever someone has showed me an baby ultrasound photo, I could NEVER figure out what in the world I was looking at!  I always just said, "Oh, that's nice." 

SO, let me explain what you are looking at....first of all the baby was laying on it's side and turned away from us so we are looking at it from the back only....now going from left to right in the photo, the first circle is the baby's head, little bit of neck, belly, and legs are going off and out of the picture so you can't really see them.

On the top, middle part of the head is the ear and the little mark that looks like a piece of rice kinda in mid-air above the top of the belly is a little arm!  Cute huh?  It has a very strong heartbeat which is good and the doctor says everything is on track and looking great!  No more restrictions for me so back to a more normal exercise routine and just trying to be healthy.  It was so cute because as we were looking at the ultrasound the baby jumped around a few times inside my belly!  A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Great Buy

Wow!  I am so happy I decided to buy the Boppy Total Body Pillow now instead of waiting until further into the pregnancy!  The last 2 nights I have slept really well and it's is getting me geared to sleeping on my side more and more.  It's very comfortable!  I'll use it even after the baby's born!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baby Bump....


What do you think?  Baby bump......or maybe spaghetti-sandwich-ice cream-potato chip-smoothie bump???? 

Friday, January 7, 2011

The News Is Out!

So I wanted to start off this blog with something for you to see....our 5 wk ultrasound photo taken on December 2, 2010.  Our baby is the bigger, rectangular "blob" on the bottom.  (Sorry, don't know how to describe it any other way!)  It was lifechanging to see the baby's heartbeat and actually at that point we thought maybe we had lost the baby due to some complications so we were starting to wrap our head around NOT being parents.  But when we saw that we were absolutely amazed!  I can't believe that little life is growing inside of me!

So hopefully this blog will be an easy way for everyone to keep up with our crazy life as we prepare for our new "Lil Arroyo" that should be joining us around August 3, 2011.  Please feel free to check this out as much or as little as you want, leave comments, let me know what you think.  I have never had a blog before but there are so many caring, loving, wonderful people in our lives all across the country that made it very important to share this special event with.  Enjoy!