Thursday, August 5, 2010

Week 18

Wow, I can't believe a whole week has past. This week we have cleaned out the extra room/nursery. The futon was taken to TN at our vacation. Last week Matt decided to more Watto and his drawing table out to the shed to make more room for baby. Then we moved a small bookshelf into our bedroom and a large bookshelf out to the living room. We are going to keep Matt's chest of drawers and a book shelf in one corner of the nursery. So right now we just have to get working on possibly painting the room and getting furniture. All of this will be so much easier to do once we find out if Teapot is a boy or girl. I can't wait and then it will be time to start decorating. I have so many ideas but am still not sure exactly what to do about decorating. I think we have decided mostly on robots for a boy and dancing/dolls for the girls room. Any ideas of where to find good decorations at a good price or other decorating ideas?

Ok, on to the baby update:
The Bump:

As your growing uterus starts shifting your center of gravity (belly forward, bottom out), hormones are causing your ligaments to relax and joints to loosen. The result? Back pain and soreness. On the bright side, if you want to know baby's gender, this might be your first week for a sneak peek.

Baby's now the size of a sweet potato!
Baby's become amazingly mobile (compared to you, at least), passing the hours yawning, hiccupping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking, and swallowing. And baby is finally big enough that you'll soon be able to feel her movements.

Baby Center:
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

Now baby Teapot is either a sweet potato or a bell pepper. I think little sweet potato is way cuter than baby bell pepper. Still haven't felt Teapot yet, but I hope to soon. I think it will be so cool!
I guess I will now stop rambling...

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