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.)


Lauren said...

How long are you sticking around here? I think you should teach me how to sew these things and the Bella Band before leaving... definitely

Michal Thompson said...

You look so cute!!!

Mandi and Ben said...

Kamrah....yea for your tummy...I love living vicariously through you. As far as I'm concerned all toe nails are good for is to get yucky.

Broaddus Family said...

Congrats Kam! and Jameson! Lol, pregnancy is a whole different ball game, but totally worth it. Enjoy it as much as possible, for some reason the second on eis the hardest from what I'm being told! Aggghh! We've only got 6 more weeks or so. I'm so excited for you and if you need anything call me. I might be in Monticello, which is where Justin is working right now, but if I can I would love to help. Love you and congrats again!

*Meg Larsen* said...

I love those fabrics! I'm still hoping to absorb some of your sewing skills before we move.... :o)

SamwisezBrown said...

Yay, you found the vote gadget! I can't believe how one sided that is. Ours has been almost 50/50 from the beginning. Hope all is well with you guys. When do you get to find out?