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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week 18, Baby Ortyl can hear!!

By week 18 of your pregnancy, your baby's crown-to-rump length is 5 to 5.5 inches long. Your baby continues to develop fat layers and weighs about 5.25 ounces. Your baby will continue to grow and develop, but the rapid growth will slow down for a little while.

At this point of your pregnancy, your uterus is approximately the size of a cantaloupe. There is still space available in your uterus and your baby will be active for periods at a time. Your baby may sit cross legged or turn somersaults (Practice a golf swing?). Around this time, your baby becomes more sensitive to the outside world and shows her presence through powerful kicks and prods. The bones through which sound is passed to the inner ear have hardened and the parts of the brain that receives and processes nerve signals from the ears are developing. This means that your baby can hear now. (I wonder if the baby can hear Greg belting out Christmas carols?) Your baby will get used to familiar sounds, such as your heart beating, familiar voices, blood rushing through the umbilical cord and other daily routine sounds. Your baby will become startled if he hears a loud sound.

We find out the sex on Wednesday so we'll be in touch! (Packers are coming to the house tomorrow, Monday. The moving truck is loaded on Tuesday, Wednesday the truck leaves, and we leave on Thursday for Denver...what a crazy week. If you want to chat and catch up call our cells Thursday we will both be driving our cars! We will get there Thursday night and spend the weekend settling in...of course we'll post pics and updates once we get there!)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

So much to give thanks for, right now we're thankful that I have started feeling the baby move! I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and when I laid back down I just felt a little tickle in my tummy. It felt like a butterfly was in there gently beating its wings! Pretty amazing!! Hope you all have a wonderful day today, we wish we could be with all of our family and friends today!
Love you all! Becky and Greg

Horiscope for Taurus children born in 2009

This was given to me by my fabulous friend Anna. I had to read this a couple of times. There are definitely a mix of traits in this description, some are more "Becky" and some are more "Greg." It'll be fun to meet this little person and get to know his or hers little personality over the years! Thanks again Anna! (click on the article to enlarge)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

You know your from Colorado....

Sent to us by our wonderful Real estate Agent in denver, we don't "get" all of it but will figure it out soon enough! 8 days till we hit the road!!


You're from Colorado if You'll eat ice cream in the winter.

When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt.

It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be canceled.

You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.

'Humid' is over 25%.

Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.

You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

You know what the Continental Divide is.

You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.

You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult.

You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.

You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High

Every movie theater has military and student discounts.

Everybody wears jeans to church.

You actually know that South Park is a real place not just a show on TV.

You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder

You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.

Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.

When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Week 17, Baby bump

Not huge, but I am feeling bigger. Here is week 14 next to 17, there is definitely a difference! My friends that see me often have even commented that I'm just a little bit more curvy

More baby fashion

Over the weekend Greg and I along with Gregory Leslie, went to our first Saint Louis University Basketball game in the new arena. It was an exciting game and it was fun to be back on the SLU campus. So much has changed since we were there.

Then on Monday we got a small package in the mail from Greg Aunt Naa, who sent the red onesie for the baby. Too cute! (click the pic to enlarge) Thanks Aunt Naa!! XOXOX

This is how Baby Ortyl will roll!

Baby's first anything...too cute to pass up! Figured it would be great for girl or boy.

Ashby's thoughts on Week 17!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Week 17, Baby O update

Your baby's weight has doubled in two weeks and now weighs about 3.5 ounces! The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 4.4 to 4.8 inches. If you spread your hand out opened wide, you can see about how big your baby is. Your uterus is moving up and is now approximately 1.5 to 2 inches below your navel. You are showing more now and there is a noticeable swelling in your abdomen. (It's true...we'll post an updated picture tomorrow!) Huge changes continue to take place within your developing baby. This week fat begins to form and will continue to do so until he is born. Fat is important to the body's heat production and metabolism. Right now, at 17 weeks, water makes up about 3 ounces and fat 0.018 ounces of your baby's body. In a baby at term, fat makes up about 5.25 pounds of the total average weight of 7.7 pounds. The eyes are facing more forward. The ears are now close to their final position. Your baby is more flexible with ability to move head, mouth, lips, arms, wrists, hands, legs, feet, and toes. Fingerprints are forming now. (Still haven't felt any movement but I'm paying attention and waiting!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This weeks Dr's appointment & Finding out the sex!!

I had a Doctors appointment on Friday and got lots of good news.
First, I heard the heartbeat again and it sounded strong and healthy!
I also was talking to my Doctor about our upcoming move. I should have scheduled my 20 week check up (which is when they would do an ultrasound and determine the sex) on Friday but because of the move we will be in Denver by then. Since it will take a few weeks to get in to see my new doctor in Denver, my Saint Louis doctor said she would set up an early ultrasound for us so we can determine the sex before we leave!! We are so excited!
So the countdown is on....girl or boy?......make sure you vote on our poll!

Becky's Baby Belly...update

week 14 & 16...small changes but its still there!

Week 16: A growing avacado!

At this point of your pregnancy, your baby is approximately 4.3 to 4.6 inches long and weighs 2.8 ounces, about the size of an avacado! The child can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault. At this time, your baby is holding her head erect. Because her muscles are developing, she can make some faces now. Your baby is able to squint, frown and open its mouth. There is enough calcium in the bones that they will show up on an x-ray. Your baby's fingernails are well formed now and the legs are longer than the arms. The patterning of her scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. (What do you think, fair hair like Dad or dark hair like Mom? Take our new poll) And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop. Because your baby is moving well now, you may begin to feel his movements! Some women say that the early movements feel like gas bubbles or a slight flutter. (Haven't felt anything yet, but I will be alert now and you will all get a full report!) If you have not yet felt the baby move, don't worry. Fetal movements are usually felt between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy. You may feel your heart beating 'louder'. This is because there is a lot more blood in your body than normal. (about 20-25% more)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week 15, Fruit of the week!

Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and she now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces (almost doubled since last week!). Your baby is the size a naval orange and you can easily tell that you are pregnant now! If you wear maternity clothes other people will be able to tell that you are pregnant also.
Your baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because your baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin.
If you have an ultrasound at this point, (we still have to wait a few weeks for this) you might be able to see your baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Your baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. She can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands. (She?)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 14, Big development: Lanugo!

You are now in your second trimester! Your baby's crown to rump length is 3.2 to 4.5 inches long and he weighs approximately 1 ounce now. Your baby is about the size of the average fist. Now that you are into your second trimester, you may be starting the best part of your pregnancy (Yippie!). You will probably start to feel more energetic and you may get the `pregnancy glow`. At this time, your baby's face is becoming more developed. The cheeks and bridge of his nose appear and the ears move from the sides of his neck to much higher on his head. The eyes continue to come closer together. A big development from this week onward is the development of lanugo. Lanugo is the fine hair that grows over almost your entire baby. The hairs grow in whirled patterns that follow the grain of his skin. These patterns later give way to your baby's fingerprints. The lanugo will be shed before birth and replaced by thicker, coarser hairs. Your baby's thyroid gland has matured and starts to produce hormones. If your baby is a boy, the prostate will appear and the ovaries descend from the abdomen into the pelvis in baby girls. (Make sure you take our poll to guess the sex of the baby!). The embryo`s soft cartilage is now being replaced with ` real` chalk bones. Your baby has eyebrows, but no eyelashes. Fine, light hair also begins to grow.