Friday, April 20, 2007
11 Weeks Left!
11 weeks to go! This is just flying by! Yesterday, we had our monthly appointment with the 3D/4D ultrasound. Everything went well and we got a few memorable photos of our little tyke. He didn't cooperate exactly, as he was still facing my back with his behind in my ribs. So, that made it difficult to see his face and we had to jiggle my belly a bit to get him to turn our direction.... thus the pouting face that you will see. I don't think he was particularly happy that we were waking him up and trying to move him around. We will try to get some better images at my next appointment, but if he doesn't face my belly I won't be upset. He is facing a good direction for labor (with his spine at my belly). Well, let me describe the pictures a bit so you all can understand what you are seeing.
a regular ultrasound with his foot flexed
his famous pout, that I'm sure I will see again once he's born, in the 3D/4D imaging (you are only seeing his face at 3-quarters view)
were taken before we woke him up in the 3D/4D imaging (again only his face at 3-quarters view)
a regular ultrasound that, well, was a way for us to make sure that we definitely had a boy and it wasn't just his foot in the way last time... and well, WE DO!! No final name yet :)
a 3D/4D ultrasound. He kept putting his arm over his face. Just another example of him being a little irritated that we were bother him. HaHa!
Alright, i hope you all enjoy the pictures. Below is this weeks update of our little tyke.
Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to accommodate his brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. To keep yourself and him well nourished, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium. (About 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton — which is now hardening — every day.)
Also, Please remember to keep the TravelingLight Team in your prayers. The MS150 riding event is this weekend and Robby as well as Christopher will be riding with our other teammates (not to mention approx 12,000 other riders)
Love you all!