Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memphis Trip

We went to Memphis for Memorial Day Weekend to visit Lance. We had big plans to go to the Sunset Symphony but I pooped out and we didn’t go. L Carrying around a babe in your belly 24/7 is wearing. Lance was a gem as usual he took us to Super Target and stood by while we registered and then the next day to Baby’s R Us and watched us register. That trip was longer than anticipated. Sorry Lance! That evening he made Pizza Pretzels for us – his own recipe! Monday we came home and it seemed to take FOREVER to get home – rain, distance, stopping at another Baby’s R Us, traffic, people having collisions . . . etc etc. It is good to be home but it is always good to hang out with my old pal Lance. We have been friends for almost fifteen years now. Wow! You don’t realize how much you miss old friends until you are around them again.

The Baby - Week 30

Can you believe we are about to complete week 30? Only ten more weeks to go. Yikes!

She weighs the same as a head of cabbage - about 3 pounds and is close to 16 inches long. Her vision is developing but remains poor. Did you know when she is born her eyesight will be 20/400 so she can only make out objects a few inches from her face but will respond to changes in light. That is why she will have her eyes closed most of the time when she is first born. I can't wait to see her!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Baby - Week 29

Baby Girl Hassler now weighs about the same as a butternut squash – around 2½ pounds (is that all? Surely not!) She is now a long 15 inches head to heel and really not to far from how tall she will be when she is born. Her head is growing bigger (surprise, surprise – the kid is going to have a big head (physically only, we hope) to make room for her developing brain. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and her developing bones are zapping me of my calcium. Lactose intolerance be damned! We’re drinking milk everyday!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Baby - Week 28

Baby Girl Deal Hassler is about 14.8 inches long (head to heel) and weighs about two and a quarter pounds this week. Her weight is about the same as an average Chinese cabbage. Billions of neurons are developing in her brain. She has eyelashes and can blink her eyes. She can see light filtering through the womb. AND she is continuing to plump up by adding more body fat. Busy baby! She also seems to have found a new workout routine and becoming more active this week. I still think there is a good chance she with either be a soccer player or Rockette.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Waddle Waddle

I now understand why pregnant women waddle. I first thought it would come on when my belly got so big you had to hold it up by thrusting your hips forward. That may still be to come but I have to say that isn’t why I waddle right now. I waddle right now because every time I stand up and start walking it feels like my legs are going to be ripped from their sockets at any moment. It usually eases and I get going but as the day progresses it takes longer and longer to go away. No one ever tells you about all the things that you are going to go through while being pregnant. When you ask someone about something they just smile knowingly and say things like – just wait, it’ll get worse. Great! So I fear my waddle is going to get worse and my legs might actually rip right out of their sockets. But I’m sure it will be worth it. :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Baby - Week 27

The baby weighs almost 2 pounds this week like a head of cauliflower. She is about 14 inches long head to heel. She now opens and closes her eyes. She is also sleeping and waking at regular intervals – worrisome since I sometimes wake and can feel her moving about. Hope she isn’t a night owl! I should also maybe be able to feel baby hiccups (which I have a lot of hiccups now too for some reason!?!) Her brain is getting more active by the day. Got to be wondering what is going on in there!

The Baby - Week 26

I kind of forgot to do this last week so here is a brief on what happened . . .

She is the length of an English cucumber. (Where do they get these comparisons!?!) Which means from head to heel Her nerve pathways in her ears are developing, and she is getting more consistent in responding to sound. Her lungs are developing now too. More in the next post about the current week – 27.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I Gots No Feet!

I made a fascinating discovery tonight. I lost my feet. I was looking down and realized I can’t see my feet anymore. Interesting . . . I wonder where they went. They were there when I was sitting in the recliner –bigger than life (I am experiencing some swelling this week) but later on *poof* they were gone. Nothing but baby belly as far as the eye can see. So if anyone sees my feet, let me know, I have a feeling I won’t see them again until sometime in August.