Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's a Boy!

I knew what I was looking at as soon as the picture came into view (right before the doctor told us). :) He wasn't shy. We saw "the view" about 5 different times. He was moving around a lot in there. Doctor said he looked like a perfect baby. She also asked us "Who has long toes?" after seeing his little feet. (Chris certainly does).

His estimated weight was 12 ounces. Whew. I hope I don't have to birth a big baby my first time. :/ We need to sign up for childbirth classes soon. I can feel the anxiety building as I'm thinking about it now...but just the other day I thought for sure I was not going to be anxious about it. Something to pray about.

It was difficult to not refer to him by his name around Chris' parents this weekend. I was so thankful a number of times that I found myself saying something in my head before out loud. So, I managed not to accidentally give it away. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

20 weeks

"Your baby weighs nearly 11 ounces and measures slightly less than 6 ½". She is actively kicking, but there is no particular amount in a 24-hour period. The average is about 200 kicks within 24 hours, but that range can go from 50 - 1000, depending on how active she is. Now you are most likely to feel your baby move when you are resting. She moves the most when you are sleeping (get used to those interruptions) because during the day, your movements rock her to sleep."

I just felt her/him kick as I pasted that. :)

"By week 20, your baby-to-be is gearing up for the next phase in his development—filling out. His organs are getting into their proper places. His kidneys are now in position with their familiar bean shape. His testes (or ovaries for girls) have reached their position. His brain continues to form and grow. His teeth are beginning to appear, and he can swallow."

I also read somewhere that he can hear now, and will put his hands by his ears if something startles him. :)

We go for our first ultrasound tomorrow. We're quite excited to find out the gender. We'll post that next week... we want to tell Chris' parents in person this weekend when they are here.