Saturday, July 24, 2010

17 Weeks


Our baby’s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — his lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Our baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and he's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. He can move his joints, and his sweat glands are starting to develop.

He is getting bigger & bigger, which my be the reason my tummy won't stop growing! LOL.  Everyone keeps saying that's what's supposed to happen--surprise, surprise.  I will have to post another baby bump picture sometime this week.  

Brock touched my belly tonight and couldn't believe how hard it is getting-I can't either!  It's getting to be a pretty solid bump now.  

I've been having really strange dreams lately, which I hear is normal for pregnant women.  Last night I had a crazy dream that my Aunt Sandy was pregnant and going into labor.  And then I left the hospital to go to a hair appointment, and on the way there I got in a car accident.  What the?! 

So that's what's going on with the baby and me this week.  New updates soon!

Big New Life!

Kissing the Baby!
Our life is about to get bigger--with a set of little feet, little fingers, and little everything else too!  We are expecting!  We found out on May 7th-- oh what a happy day!  Not only was is it my mom's birthday, but it was the day we got the biggest news either of us had ever had.

That Friday night we were going to head down to Draper to visit my mom, but before that I decided to take the big step, and take the little white and purple test.  Brock was still at work, but I just couldn't wait any longer!  I had felt like something weird was going on with me for the entire month, and I just couldn't pinpoint exactly what it was.  I wasn't feeling sick, but I was definitely feeling different.

And ta-da! The test had a big purple plus sign.

I had to think of a way to tell Brock the news, and fast!  As soon as he got home from work, we were supposed to immediately head out to my family's.  I went and bought a little box, pastel pink & blue tissue paper, and confetti and wrapped up the pregnancy test.

Belly Bump-11 Weeks
When he got home, I told him I wanted to drive to Salt Lake, which was weird, because I never drive!  But he didn't think too much of it.  Instead of taking us straight to Salt Lake, I made a little detour, and took us to Logan River Walk, where he proposed.  We got out, and I led him to the special log that he asked me to marry him on, and gave him his present.  He was so excited!  After we calmed down, we got back in the car and started heading down the street.  

About ten minutes later, I started thinking and came to the bizzare realization that the day he had proposed was on May 7th, my mom's 40th birthday.  And today was May 7th, my mom's 41st birthday--exactly one year later! I swear I didn't plan that at all, but it is pretty awesome none the least.  So it was exactly the same log by the river, on exactly the same date, at almost the same time.  Two of our most life-changing days that were so similar!  I love how special that made it for us.

Baby Bump-12 Weeks

Baby Bump-16 Weeks