Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Week 23

Week 23
Time is continuing to fly by...can't believe week 23 is here!  Sorry, I've been terrible about pictures lately.  I'll try to post one on Instagram later this week!
Baby Boy Kirby is 11.5 inches long and slightly over 1 pound in weight.  So...we could say he is about the size of:

Baby Boy Kirby's Week:
  • Skin pigmentation is starting to happen.
  • His little boy nipples are forming!
  • The lungs and pancreas are making big strides in development this week!
  • This idea kinda weirded me out, but his skinny is supposedly very saggy this week because it grows faster than he is gaining weight at the moment.
My Week:
  • Sleep is beginning to elude me more often....I hope once the move is over this might get a little better!
  • The Snoogle pillow is fabulous!  But the back ache and hip pain is sticking around...luckily its bearable!
  • Sciatica is rearing its ugly head.  It isn't all the time atleast, but can get pretty severe at times.  We will see what happens with this...
  • I have a Dr's appointment next week, so I'll give a good update after that visit!!

Week 22 Catch Up

Catch-up:  Week 22!
 Sorry guys, with all the home repairs and packing going on I got behind with my updates! 
This week's picture is actually from 2 days before I officially turned 22 weeks, but its the closest I have.
Baby Kirby's size isn't going to be changing very much over the next few weeks (especially the length).  He is still about 11 inches long, but now weighs about 1 pound!  So he can be compared to:
1 Lb Bag of Coffee Beans
Spaghetti Squash

Baby Boy Kirby's Week:
  • He is growing, but is currently very skinny!  He will spend the remainder of his time in their packing on the pounds!
  • His grasp is becoming more coordinated, meaning he may begin to grab his umbilical cord.
  • Hair is now growing on his tiny head, but with no pigmentation is currently white!
  • The brain is currently going through some rapid growth and development.
  • His eyes have fully formed, but just like his hair, the iris has not developed color yet.
  • This little guy is now awake for 10-12 hours a day;  last time this was mentioned he was only awake about 6 hours a day!

My Week:
  • We were able to go see Moon Taxi at Riverbend on June 14, and had a blast!  The pic from this week is after that show.  Baby has had the pleasure of seeing this band a total of 3 times, and I think he is beginning to recognize their music when I play it at home and in the car.  :)
  • The round ligament pains are becoming more prominent, although I still feel them mostly when I'm first stretching/getting up after sleeping and sometimes when I cough/sneeze.
  • The back ache is getting worse, and the leg cramps are awful at night!  But I did break down and by a pregnancy body pillow called the Snoogle, so hopefully that will help!!
  • Not much progress on the name yet, but I hope that soon we will have time to work on that.
See ya!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Week 21

21 Weeks!
It is going by way too fast, I have so much to do and so little time to do it!  Due to moving and lack of cooperating schedules, no pic this week :(
According to my readings, Baby Boy Kirby should be about 13 oz.  But he weighed that our US last week, so he may be a bit bigger now!  Not much change in length, around 7-8 inches head to butt and nearly 11 inches head to toe.
He is as long as a Carrot:
As tall as a Bottle of Coke:
As big as a Pomegranate:
As big as a Cantaloupe:
Baby Boy Kirby's Week:
  • He now has fully formed eyebrows and eyelids, meaning he is now blinking!
  • Rapid Eye Movement is now occurring when he sleeps, which means he can dream!
  • He is starting to form meconium (his first poop).
  • This little guy now looks like a miniature version of what he will look like at birth...so cool!
My Week:
  • Not a whole lot going on related to the pregnancy.  Still a lot of bathroom breaks, and some slight nausea when I'm at work all night. 
  • Starting to have a little discomfort in my hips after being on my feet for 12 hours at work, but nothing that is unbearable!
  • Main thing that is on my mind:  Getting this move over with!  Packing, home projects, and a messy house are making me feel a little stir crazy.  I'm ready for the house to get on the market and get sold!!
  • Another goal - pick a name!  I know we have quite a while before we have to decide on a name, but I want to be able to call him something besides Baby Boy....

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

20 Weeks

We Made It!  20 Weeks!
The Halfway Point

Can you believe it??  This pregnancy is already halfway over.  Hard for me to believe.  Only about 5 more months until Baby Boy Kirby makes his arrival....

20 Week Picture...sorry, no chalkboard this week!

Baby Boy Kirby measured 13 ounces at our US appointment.  
They didn't give me a length, but he is probably about 7.5 inches from head to butt, or 10-11 inches from head to toe.  So that means we can compare in him (either in total size, or by length) to:

A Banana:

A Coconut:

A Butternut Squash:

And even an Artichoke:

Baby Boy Kirby's Week:
  • He is now swallowing several ounces of amniotic fluid every day!
  • He also has working tastebuds, which means that what I eat can affect what the amniotic fluid tastes like to him.
  • His tiny teeth buds are starting to form in his gums.
  • He is working on developing a regular sleep pattern.
  • His limbs are finally all pretty proportionate!

My Week:
  • Honestly, not too much to report on my side as far as the pregnancy goes.  The belly is getting bigger, but I love the fact that it's becoming more obvious that I'm pregnant! :)
  • Sleep is a little more broken than before....I still require a lot of it, but there are frequent bathroom trips and rearranging to get comfortable.
  • Leg cramps are back with a vengeance this week!

But In Other News:

I think enough people now know that it's safe to post on here....we are moving back to Chattanooga!   It is a decision that we have been contemplating ever since we found we were pregnant, but we thought it would probably happen sometime after the baby arrived.  Nope!  Some things happened that made us feel now is the time to move...too many things are falling into place for it not to be the right move.

We both have jobs lined up in Chatt that will start the first few weeks of July.  We are working on some finishing touches on the house before we put it on the market, so these last few weeks down here will be crazy busy.  Everyone send good vibes that the house will be sold quickly!!

I will SO miss my Northside family.  They were all so welcoming to me, and I could not have asked for better coworkers here in Atlanta!  I promise that I will bring Baby Kirby back for visits.  :)  On the flip side, I feel very fortunate to be going home.  We have so many friends and family waiting for us, and I am so very glad that this baby will grow up with them all!!

And Lastly - US Pics

We were also able to get a gender shot this time, but I will refrain from posting on here.  The outcome is still the same....boy!
(We didn't get a gender pic at the last visit since we didn't want to know the sex until our Reveal Party...the less time the sonographer spent in that area the better!)