Thursday, July 29, 2010

17 weeks

Here we are at 17 weeks! In less than a month (Aug 25) we will know if Teapot is a baby girl or baby boy. Hooray!!! Cannot wait!

The bump says: Though increased blood flow is good for baby, it might be making you a little...damp. Body secretions (think sweat, mucus, nosebleeds, and vaginal discharge) are in full force. This week might also mark the first time you feel baby move inside you, but don't worry if it's another two months before you notice anything. (Or realize that this time, it's actually not gas.

Baby's now the size of an onion! Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. His umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes now feature one-of-a-kind prints.Baby Center says: Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

So Teapot is either an onion or a turnip in size. On Monday we went to the dr. and Teapot's heartbeat is a steady 160! So baby Teapot is doing great!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vacation- continued

On Friday of vacation our friends, Jonathon and Missy Bevil and Bob and Susan Thimons, came to hang out with us. It was so much fun.
The guys went fishing

We played with the puppies

We played Settlers of Catan
There were pretty horses

Here's Buster enjoying the sun
We swam and played Marco Polo and Categories

We had a steak dinner! yum yum

Matt enjoying his steak dinner
We played more Settlers

Then on Sunday we had lots of fun when Matt had to take me to the ER for neck, back, arm, and esp chest pain. My chest felt like Bronchitis but I wasn't coughing or anything. The OB wanted me to go and make sure all was ok with me and Teapot. Well they found out nothing and I have had no problems after returning home (PTL). So who knows. I go to a cardiologist soon and hopefully something will be found out or we will know it was maybe just stress from the physical stress of hurting my foot and just having too much fun and not enough sleep. Let's pray for the later.
Over all, we had a very relaxing and fun time on our vacation!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vacation so far

We are on our last vacation as a family of 2. We are in TN at my in-laws while they are in Germany. They live on the river and have a pool so it is very relaxing. We went to the Knoxville Zoo yesterday and had a somewhat good time. Everything was going great until we decided to walk along the nature trail and I accidentally found a little place in the dirt path that had been corroded by the rain the previous day. Now I have a busted up left leg, ankle, and foot and a sprained right ankle and foot. So here are pics of our trip to the zoo and a few of other things.

The gorilla came up and sat right in front of us at the window
so cool!!!

I got cleaned and bandaged up

long neck turtle
red eyed turtles

The pups just chilling
The leg the morning after the fall

Other than going to the zoo, we have swam, eaten great food, and just relaxed! Such a great vacation!