Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Week 15

Our baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and s/he now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. Our baby is close to the size of a softball and you can visably see that Kristen is pregnant now! If she wears maternity clothes or some workout clothes, other people can tell that she is pregnant also. Most women at this point can feel their uterus about three to four inches below their bellybutton.

25 weeks to go.....

Our baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more and more like a human every day. Because most  baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers the baby's body, but it will be gone when our baby is born. The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair! If we have an ultrasound at this point, you might be able to see the baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Our baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. S/he can bend their arms at the elbows and wrists and s/he can also make a fist with their hands.

Christmas Tree Fun!!

So it wouldn't be Christmas time without a Christmas tree.  This year we decided to go to a "Tree Farm" and get one ourselves!!  As you will see in the pictures, Soph was an intrical part of the tree picking process.  We had a great time.  This was the same place we went to, when we went to the pumpkin patch.  It was not long at all... just a mere 3 hours of tree looking and they/we found our tree!!!

Just a quick measure before we get going...

We ended up in the Fraser Fir Section!

Decisions, Decisions... Where do we start?

Stop staring at my boots!  Don't hate me because i have fabulous boots!

What do you think of this one?? I don't know i think i see a family of squirels in it...
Can we keep them?

Look at the smile on her face!!

Back to the drawing board!


Group Photo

Let the MAN do what MEN do!!


Good Catch Soph!!

All in a days work!!

WOW!!! How Beautiful!! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Moving right along...

Well Happy Thanksgiving!! We had a great time over this Holiday weekend. We got to see some family members and had some good eats also!! Kristen was eating for 2 and for some reason I was as well... Oh well, we have 4 weeks before we do this again! We really enjoyed the fellowship we had with the family, it's always good to catch up and give details of this past year, and how it went.

Kristen has been coming along! Her tiredness is starting to subside somewhat. Her morning (all day)sickness has almost completely gone away. So things are moving in the right direction!! She is in week 13!! I have listed some changes that come along with being in the 13th week. Her little belly is getting rounder and rounder. Still minimal weight gain though.

I will try to get some pictures of Kristen during this week. I will also try to get some pics of Soph as well!

Changes that occur in the fetus since Kristen is 13 weeks pregnant.

With a 13 weeks pregnancy ultrasound,we should be able to observe our little baby grow. Among the 3 trimesters of pregnancy, this trimester is the most essential for your baby’s development.

The 13 week fetus is about the size of 2.5 to 3.3 inches in length and weighs about two ounces. The fetus is about the size of a peach! By this week, the little hairs also referred to as lanugo, begin to grow throughout the baby’s body.

The little one’s amniotic sac increases in size and mass because it continues to fill up with more fluid. The placenta is bigger than the baby and its vital role increases in filtering the residues from the baby’s digestion.

From this week onwards, our will baby concentrate on developing and growing stronger in order to live outside of the uterus. The baby’s bones go through a very important change during this week. They harden further as the baby receives the calcium from your nutrition and supplements.

The little eyes begin to move closer together when they are in week 13, and they rest closely along the sides of their head. Our baby’s tiny pancreas begins to produce the insulin, which is essential to regulate the baby’s blood sugar levels later in its life. Our baby’s head will appear larger than the rest of its body at this time. This will of course be temporary unless the baby continues to look like me it's Dad. The size of my dome is not doing any favors to the fetus.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great News!!!

Well if you didn't know, Kristen is 12 weeks pregnant. She is due on the 31st of May. We are very excited, as this has been an answer to prayers!! So what going on at 12 weeks, you ask? Great question... Here are some details below about the little soon to be crumb snatcher.

Baby Size
2.1 in

Baby Weight
.49 oz

The features on the baby's face is becoming more defined. The eyes have moved towards the front of the face and the chin and nose have taken more shape. The baby's tiny fingernails are now well formed on fingers that will soon be able to open and close. In our baby's brain, synapses are rapidly growing.
S/He is already thinking about either Law or Medical school. 2ndly, s/he is already trying to figure out if Albert Pujols will stay with the Cardinals or go somewhere else to play and make a terrible career decision. Just food for thought as the Baby continues to develop.

Mom is starting to feel better now. She has been suffering from morning sickness that has affected her all day. Her energy level is still low but starting to increase! Smells aren't as much of a big deal anymore as they have been this past 3 months. She is moving along perfectly while maintaning her great looks of course!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun in Chicago

We took a day trip to Chicago to go to Shedd Aquarium.  We had a great time!  I would recommend to anyone in the area!! Take a look at some of these pictures!!