Sunday, March 1, 2009

holy holy holy.....12 weeks to go!

This past week has flown by. It seems like just a week ago I was sitting here typing about week 27 and my 6 month mark. Yesterday I had my lamaze class. It was very interesting. Me and mom went and I think she learned as much as I did. It was very informative and had a lot of information to take in. The worst part was watching a video that the instructor put in and then all the sudden there was a lady giving birth. She definitely didn't warn us about it. AND THEN after I thought I had seen it all, they showed the whole placenta coming out after. And all the people in the video were looking at it and examining it. It was pretty... TRAUMATIZING. Holy holy holy holy!! It was intense. I loved the class though. It was very interesting and I always love to read or talk about baby stuff. I learned all the stages of labor and what to expect. It was amazing. Im so glad that my mom was able to come. I would have never went alone, but I definately needed to go to this class.
Work has been intense to say the least. I am having a really hard time not being affected by what people say and how people treat me. Its hard enough that I know that I am single and the father isnt around. But its even harder to deal with it when my boss feels like she has to tell everyone that walks in the door my situation. It seems to be getting harder and more miserable to work. The shifts are the same, but by the end of the night it really wears on me.
My little man has been really active. He is really doing some massive flips and turns. I LOVE feeling him move and turn around. But last week holy holy my ribs to my tail bone was bruised. I think my body is just sore all the time now. It never has a chance to feel better. Haha. My little guy is in the "frank" position. He is head down but face up. And has both of his legs clear up by his head. Thats what "frank" position is. Where both legs are straight up by his head. The instructor said that when babies are in the womb like that after they are born as soon as you take the diaper off both legs go straight up like that. Hahaha. Throughout the entire ultrasound he was moving and opening and closing his mouth. It was crazy to see him open his mouth and move so much. I feel it all the time. But to SEE it was amazing.

The Dr said that the baby looked great. The baby is measuring 2 weeks smaller than he really is. But he said that I was measuring perfect. Not too much or too little weight gain. I also was tested for sugar diabetes and that came back great. There were no problems there.
I am having such a hard time choosing a baby name!! I dont even know if I still like the 3 that I put up on the poll. I change my mind all the time. For sure I am going to have his middle name be West and the last name Taylor. But I dont know what to do about the first name. So any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Pregnancy is amazing and I am really learning a lot about my body. I love every minute I have to just sit down and feel my baby kick me. Tee hee. I love how he reacts to everything I eat. Especially cold things. Orange juice really makes him kick. Ice cream too and he really starts moving around. I absolutely love every time I feel him move. It is the greatest part of being pregnant.

Fetal development in pregnancy week 28:
fetus in seventh month You know how you’ve been feeling a bit like a barn with legs? Well, that feeling won’t subside before… well, you know, when you finally give birth. For the time being, you’ve got yourself a baby in the business of collecting fat and lots of it! In spite of the dubious joys of being a human-barn, this baby fat business is very serious and you’ve got to put up with it because it’s going to keep your little porker warm and healthy after birth. Other good stuff from inside: their eyes are doing lots of blinking this week because they’re now able to respond to light and dark. Also, their industrious little bone marrow is now a major construction site for developing red blood cells, while their super-cute adrenal glands are actually producing androgen and estrogen—which will stimulate your hormones to begin milk production. Can you say, “Moo?”

And how's mom doing? If you’re not already fully entrenched, it’s just about time to head into the Name Game field. If you haven’t yet landed on “the perfect name”, there are only about a trillion books (check them out at and websites with head-spinning lists of name possibilities. You can always opt to invent You can always opt to invent a name as well (like say, “Thygor”). Obviously, naming isn’t always the most straightforward or easy process and not every couple has a name for their child even after birth. Really, just take your time and try to consider any possible mean nicknames they might be inflicted with once they hit adolescence (i.e. What happens when you name your kid “Willy"?).

As if we have to tell you: their little “cute” kicks are getting stronger these days, but just pay attention. If you notice a significant drop in the number of kicks experienced per hour it would be a good idea to tell your physician or mid-wife. But before you start getting anxious, keep in mind that during the final weeks of pregnancy your in-house-football player will be kicking significantly less as they will lack the space to move about as vigorously.

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