Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thrift store goodie and week 14

I scored this at the thrift store on Saturday! I didn't even want to go but Dan made me, good thing I did.

Week 14

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck its thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, facial muscles are getting a workout as tiny features form one expression after another. Kidneys are producing urine, which the baby releases into the amniotic fluid around it — a process it'll keep up until birth. Your baby can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch it sucking it's thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, it measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and weighs 1 1/2 ounces. Its body's growing faster than its head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of the body. (legs still have some lengthening to do.) It's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over the body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel the tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The stash

This is a glimpse of my baby stash. I figured its never to early to start one. I have been keeping my eyes open at thrift stores, consignment shops and garage sales for baby stuff that I like. I have also gotten a few gifts and giveaway from friends and family. The stash is a lot bigger than pictured but you get the idea.

(clockwise: quilt made by Hollie Roselle, bib from Sherrie E (aka grandma)., quilt found on etsy, newborn cloth diapers found at mommy & me, two vintage '70s receiving blankets found at salvation army, smartwool socks found at mommy & me, jiggle owl from Sherrie E., a small stack of tiny clothes found at St. Vincent.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

how cool is this

Click HERE to see a video on this.


This makes me want to throw up more than being pregnant does.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Week 13

We have a peach.
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, veins and organs are clearly visible through still-thin skin, and the body is starting to catch up with the head — which makes up just a third of the body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things I miss....

seeing my food ONCE not twice
not taking a million huge pills everyday
drinking green tea

eating onions and not getting sick
eating when I am hungry instead of when I am nauseous
my normal level of energy
not having to take a nap
the way all my cloths use to fit me
wanting to go for a walk instead of making myself go for a walk
sleeping through the night
not peeing a million times
sleeping on my tummy
cracking my back
feeling good
I miss my mind
being able to watch a movie and NOT wanting to cry
having control over my emotions
waking up in the morning and being ready to go (energy wise)
not being tired at work
the way my skin use to feel (its super dry now)
brushing my teeth without gagging
eating Halibut

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dans blog

Dan started his own blog, go check him out HERE.

I was reading my sister-in-laws blog today and a good friend of theirs seven year old daughter is suffering from cancer. Please keep them in your prayers. They have a blog you can follow and get updates HERE.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Today after work my Dad needed me to come pick him up downtown. I figured since we would be downtown we should go walk Perseverance trail. My dad has never been on that trail and it is one of my favorite trails in Juneau. It was perfect weather for the trail, not to hot.

p.s. no morning sickness today!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Guess what.
Today I had something that I haven't had for the last three months. MOTIVATION. Its back and I hope its here to stay! I put it to good use today and cleaned my house, which really needed it. I picked up all the super random things that collect around the house, swept, vacuumed, arranged, wiped everything down, I even cleaned the toilet! I have recently moved into my second trimester and I am thanking that for the return of my motivation and energy.

Week 12
The baby is the size of a plum!
As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, toes will curl, eye muscles will clench, and the mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. The intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and the kidneys will begin excreting urine into the bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. The face looks unquestionably human: The eyes have moved from the sides to the front of the head, and the ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long and weighs half an ounce.
So I do have somewhat of a bump going on, if you didn't know I was pregnant you would just think I was really bloated. I still have moments of sickness happening that I hope go away soon. I have aversions to onions and cravings for nothing.
p.s. my dogs breath smells like dead fish. Anyone have any advice on what I could do for this? (I already give him those treats that are supposed to make their breath better, they don't work)

Friday, July 9, 2010

I am....

in love with this.
I would seriously sell everything I owned and live in this traveling around the country. Just me, Dan and our little bean.

Monday, July 5, 2010


We heard the little beans heart beat today. Look how excited we are! (Jack, not so much, he was in the car and didn't get to hear it)