Sunday, February 15, 2009

The BABY and the BELLY!

16 weeks (Four months, which I reach on Monday the 16th of Feburary)

So here we are... the joys of being pregnant, I have been at the stage of just looking fat and not quite pregnant. Then just these last few weeks my belly started to defiantly stick out as you can see in the second photo. (Yeah, so I know I don't look very attractive in the photo but it's all I got.) Just to see the belly growing directly outward is very exciting... it's a funny thing that our whole lives we try so hard to keep our belly from bulging out and I never thought the day would come where the bigger my belly gets, the more excited I get.
So here is this weeks progress... the baby is now 4 1/2 inches long from head to rump and looks like a human baby not a baby dinosaur anymore, he or she is working hard this week to grow toenails... hmmm I am not even sure why we ever were given toenails?! What is the purpose? Does anyone know? I have to give credit to that sends me weekly emails updating me on the baby's projected progress, it's really neat!

ps this is not my ultrasound

Anyway, we heard the babies heart beat a few weeks ago and it was so awesome, just to know it's still alive. And in 1 month (March 12th) we will get to stop calling him or her an "IT" and refer to it as a him or her. Well I guess that is if the baby decides to show the goods, otherwise he/she will remain an "It".

I felt the little one move for the first time a week and a half ago, it felt a lot like little fish swimming around. It only lasted about 2-3 seconds but it was really neat. The thing is I wouldn't have even thought it was the baby if it weren't for that let me know what to look for. I have felt a few little movements here and there but not a lot and the past few days I haven't felt anything... I can't wait until I feel it everyday just for the security of knowing the baby is still alive.

So here are the fabrics for the crib bedding that my sister and I picked out at Ikea: (The blue will be the bumber and patches of all of them will be for the quilt and the skirt will be the fabric that is on the bottom.) I know it's dark but I am planning to buy a white crib to offset it all.)

What did we do for valentines day?

We started out by going to the temple to do sealings. That is after we stopped at the Provo bakery to fill ourselves up on donuts. We then watched the movie, "Family Man" Which I had never seen before. It was really really good. That movie has really good morals and really helped me to remember how lucky I am. We then went to the gym and I went to Jo-ann fabrics, I mean who can pass up a 5 patterns for $5 sale! Yes I got all kinds of patterns for maternity wear and baby items, such as diaper bags and crib bedding... it was really quite exciting for me. Jameson did a sprint triathlon by himself at the gym in only 1hr and 15 minutes which he claims is not that good since his transitions weren't realistic. We went to subway afterwords for a really romantic dinner! Lol it was actually my suggestion just so we would have time to make it to our stake dance. By the way, it was really fun. Jameson was pulling some moves from the movie "Hitch", I was laughing hysterically. We also had root beer floats and danced to some slow songs... it totally took me back to May 24th at our wedding reception when we danced.