Tuesday, October 26, 2010

28 weeks and then some

Yesterday was 28 weeks, but i was so busy blogging just didn't happen. I am trying to get a 10 pg paper written asap so some things are just being shoved aside. Anyway, here is what is happening:
The bump: Baby's now the size of an eggplant!
Baby's lungs are mature enough that, if born right now, she has a pretty good chance of surviving (with help from medical technology). Her skin is still pretty wrinkly (one byproduct of living in amniotic fluid) but will smoothen as fat continues to deposit.
Babycenter: By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

So Ruthie is now a eggplant/chinese cabbage (whatever that is).
I do not have gestational diabetes so that is good. I did not pass my first test, but I did pass the second and now we are still going on a low carb diet, but not as strict as before.

Other things:
We bought Ruthie a Christmas stocking. Yes, I know she will not be born yet, but that is ok. Isn't the stocking so cute!

We also bought a sign to hang on Ruthie's door. Don't you love it!

Back to writing...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Girls Craft Night

Tonight for small Group the guys and girls split up and did their own things. We had craft night and here are 2 of the things I made.

A close up of the verse

The painting I did for Ruthie

2 little bows I made for Ruthie. I have lots of ribbon left so I may make some and try to sell them or at least give them to little girls I know that love hair bows

I also made a bib that says "I'm a little" and has a teapot under that. I will take a pic and post it later. I also have lots of other bows I want to make, but that will have to wait until I finished my 10 page research paper and a few other things.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Growing, Growing, Growing

Today, we found out that little Ruthie is growing at a steady rate and is now just a little over 2 lbs! However, mommy was not as lucky to hear that she too had gained some weight. I was doing so great and then today I found out I have gained 6 lbs in 3 weeks! not cool! I am going to blame it on stress. I also failed my glucose test. There's no history of diabetes/gestational diabetes in my family so it was probably just a mishap. I return on Thurs to do a 3 hr test. We will see after that.

Monday, October 18, 2010

27 weeks

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

The Bump:
Baby's now the size of an eggplant!Baby's lungs are going through some major developments these days, which (combined with the opening of previously plugged nostrils) means she's now able to practice inhaling and exhaling. The lack of air in your womb means every "breath" is filled with amniotic fluid, but hey -- it's progress.

We have reached the 3rd trimester! Time has flown by. I cannot believe it. Tomorrow we go to find out exactly what Miss Ruthie's due date it. They have told us that most likely the due date is Jan 17th, but we will have an official date by then.

Other baby news: we have gone through all of Ruthie's clothes that we have at the moment. Washed anything that was not washed yet. Then we separated the clothes by size and put everything away into separate drawers. I am so excited! We have so many cute clothes and they keep coming. I cannot wait to put my little Ruthie into all of those adorable clothes!

Check back tomorrow for an update on what the midwife/doctor says tomorrow.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Elections and Campaigns

So it is election/campaign time. The other day we came home and found this on our door.

You may have to click on the picture to read it, but I cannot believe that this man is running for Mayor. From what we know, this is the first time someone has run against the current Mayor of Wilmore in many years. This man, Robert Bailey, wants to be our Mayor, but lets take a close look at his flyer.
There are so many things wrong with it! Please take a look and let us discuss!
Here are a few that come to mind immediately:
  1. Elect Mayor not elected Mayor
  2. "complete Audit" (capital A)
  3. Sewer rate not sewer rates
  4. "fresh ideal and Concepts", Matt says maybe he has a friend named Concepts
  5. He will stand behind our offices all the way- I don't know what that means
  6. The arrests cannot be posted in the newspaper b/c we do not have a newspaper!
  7. I'm not sure why he felt the need to start 7 or the 9 statements with "I", but not all of them
  8. I didn't know anyone even wanted to disband the Dare Program
  9. He plans to answer all of my complaints- hahaha I have so many and some of them have nothing to do with the office he is running for, do you think he will still listen to them?
  10. I was pretty sure that the Mayor was required to be in the office at least 5 days a week.
  11. He looks a little, ummm, drunk in his picture.
  12. I'm pretty sure that is his cell # down under his picture.

Finally, we looked up his facebook group for his campaign and he said that he is for the people of Wilmore, not for Asbury. I think I understand what he is saying, but also I think he forgot that lots of the people he is campaigning to are Asbury University and Seminary students. I mean seriously, he put that on my door and then told me he wasn't for me. Not cool!!!

Ok, let the discussion begin. Do you see any other problems with the flyer?

More pictures from last weekend

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weekend in TN and first baby shower

We spent this past weekend in TN at Matt's parent's house. My extended in-laws through me a shower and here are some pictures from the weekend. There are a few more to follow that I need to get from some people.

Here is Mags enjoying the porch and the view.

All the presents and food

Those are sheets

a book and a blanket

another blanket

cute outfits

We also received a car seat from Matt's Grandmom: http://www.target.com/Graco-1757846-Comfort-Sport-Creighton/dp/B002C3Q19C/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=graco%20car%20seat&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-26&qid=1286936837&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Graco%201757846%20Comfort%20Sport%20Creighton&node=1038576|1287991011&searchSize=150&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0
and a pack n play from Matt's Gran. (The camera batteries died so we took pics when we got home and put the pack n play together.

The cute toy bar that came with the pack n play! it is adorable! we love it and so will Ruthie!
More pics of the weekend to come later!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 26

We are up to week 26. I am trying to stay afloat right now with school, work, and practicum that I am getting behind on baby stuff. Hopefully after the semester I will have about one month to finish up everything. Anyway, here are the stats on Ruthie for this week.

The Bump: Baby's now the size of an eggplant!
Baby's soaking up your antibodies, getting her immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and she'll soon be practicing the blink...perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when I blog about our shower and gifts from this weekend.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 25 again

I will spare you the week 25 info since we are back there again. The week by week updates have now moved to Mondays so next week I will begin again.

This weekend we hung the letters. Here is Matt putting them on the wall and at the bottom you will see the final product.