Monday, June 22, 2009

Busy Summer Weekends

Summer is here for good - it's been in the 90s for the last two weeks. No sign of cooler temperatures anytime soon, so we've been spending time at the community pool once or twice a week.

Our nephew Ross and our friends' daughter Ryleigh at the pool

Saturday our small group from church threw a baby shower for one of our couples - their baby boy is due in about a week. Rachel spent Friday night after work decorating and helping set things up. The shower was at our friends Andy and Crystal's house. I was the designated babysitter for their 10-month-old girl Londyn.

The first game had four diapers with different candy bars melted inside. You could look, smell, and taste to help guess the four correct chocolates...

The second game had four guys blindfolded as they raced to put a diaper on a baby doll

And here is my new favorite baby (until ours arrive) Londyn

Monday, June 15, 2009

Your pregnancy: 14 weeks

How your baby's growing:

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

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recliner for the Nursery

We ordered a recliner for the babies room! It is chocolate brown. It should be here in about 6 weeks. We were going to go for a chair and ottoman but decided on a recliner to save room. The fabric is very soft. We also paid a little extra to get it stain guarded!