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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This is a little dark, but I think you can get the picture.

Greg had just flown home from Seattle where he had resigned that day. His flight got in super late andall he wanted to do was relax. I told him I needed him to hold something up for me so I could photograph it and send it to my sister, he could tell something was up but agreed to help. I sat him on the bed, handed him a box with tissue paper overflowing out of it and turned the camera on….

Inside the box was the smallest St.Louis Cardinals onsie that that I could find with a note attached saying "We're going to have a baby!"

Here's everything that was in the box:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Week 13, It's a peach!

Hi family,
Ok, at the end of the first trimester and feeling better, thank goodness!
Feel free to share the news with your friends and any family that we missed!

Here is this weeks update:
This is the last week of your first trimester and your baby weighs 14 to 20 grams. The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 2.6 to 3.1 inches. Your baby is now about the size of a peach. (who doesn't love a peach?)Fetal growth is amazing from now through about the 24th week of pregnancy. At this point of your pregnancy, there is a steady flow of pregnancy hormones in your bloodstream. Your body will adjust to the changes and morning sickness might stop and other early symptoms will begin to ease. Because the second trimester is approaching, feelings of anxiety or nervousness may also diminish. (Good news for Mom and Dad!) You have probably gained some weight by now. You are losing your waist and your clothing is probably fitting snugly. (This is exactly what is happening!) There is a milky membrane that surrounds your baby. It is pierced by the umbilical cord and is made up of two layers, which are fused together. Your placenta provides most of the nutrients and oxygen that your baby needs. By this week, the placenta is well formed and ready to take over hormone manufacture from your ovaries. The placenta will produce progesterone and estriol. These hormones will be crucial in the maintenance of your pregnancy. Tissue that will form your baby's bones is being laid down, especially around the head and limbs. The nose and chin are becoming more prominent. Your baby's eyelids meet and fuse together and they will not open again for nearly four months. The eyes started out on the side of your baby's head and they are now moving closer together on the face. The ears come to lie in their normal position on the sides of the head. If examined outside of the womb, you will be able to distinguish male from female at this time. The sockets for all twenty teeth are formed in the gums, (Aunt Sally and Uncle FooFoo are excited about this!) and vocal cords are beginning to form.

Welcome to our baby blog!

In an attempt to stay connected with our family and friends as we get closer to our due date and as Becky's belly gets bigger we wanted to create this spot where everyone can check in on us and where we can keep you posted on what we are up to.

Things to come....
Week by week baby development updates
Pictures of the Belly (Becky's, of course!)
Home videos
Reports from the doctor
Updates on the move to Denver, Greg's new job, etc.
And of course occasion pics and updates about Ashby!

Please bookmark this page and check back often!!