Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 23


This week has been about the same except i've gained 2 more pounds. So now i've gained 11 pounds total.  For some reason Rhyin hasn't been quite as active, but she still gets her kicks in.  My belly is becoming more firm and bigger.  Other than that I can't think of anything, if i remember anything else i'll post again.

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 22

Personal Update
Rhyin has become this crazy little active critter who is constantly moving, still not visible or felt outside but hopefully soon.  This past week I have had crazy hip pain, I have resorted to tryin to sleep on back at an incline when the pain gets to bad.  Over the weekend I woke up 4 times from the pain only to roll to the other side and be awoken two hours later because that hip was no hurting.  I hope it goes away soon!!  Our doctor called an wants us to schedule our next ultrasound for the first week in March.  So here's hoping and praying that the fluid is at least the same if not better.  I got to go swimming this weekend which was really nice, I think its something i'm going to have to look into when i'm 7 or 8 months along.  That's about it for this week.

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 21

The only new thing to report is that Rhyin is getting a lot more active, moving a lot more and she has even had some pretty powerful kicks. Other than that she is aggrevating her daddy, he wants to feel her move so bad and she just isn't there yet, although when he read to her the other night she did kick. It's so fun to watch Stephen read to her, he'll do voices and sound effects on my belly. He has a lot of fun with it, should be interesting to see their storytime when she comes out.

Update this week

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.

Belly 21 weeks

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Update

On friday we went for our monthly checkup, which ended up being a lot of waiting followed by a quick appointment. They said my blood pressure was great, my uterus is where it needs to be, and that Rhyin's heart rate was good. I haven't gained weight since my last appointment but when I checked yesterday i had gained 4lbs so now a total of 8lbs since we got pregnant. The docotor said we would probably be having monthly ultrasounds to check the amniotic fluid, and at my next appointment I will have a diabetes test. So hopefully everything stays good and there are no more problems.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 20

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of her head to her bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, she's measured from head to toe.) She's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for her digestive system. She's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in her bowels, and you'll see it in her first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

University of Chicago appointment

We went to U of C yesterday, my parents, Stephen's mom and sister came with us as well which was nice to have. We had a much better experience ultrasound wise, the lady doing it was much friendlier everyone was allowed in the room and we were able to see the baby the whole time unlike last time. She also pointed out everything we were looking at, and we even got to see the baby suck it's thumb. I had two ultrasounds yesterday, abdominal and vaginal, they did the vaginal to get a better look at the kidney's, and on that we could see the ribs and spine really clearly. We also found out what we are having................................................................
A .......................................................GIRL!!!!!!!

Rhyin Janae Wolfe
After we the ultrasounds we talked with the doctor to figure out why the fluid was low. The baby is fine all of her organs are normal, so she's not causing it. I'm not leaking and my placenta appears to be fine from what they can tell, so i'm not causing it. So basically they still have no idea, however, the fluid went up a little and there is enough for proper lung development so unless it drastically drops they expect everything to be normal. Rhyin is 11oz, so she is at the right size which a another good sign that the placenta is functioning normally. For now the only instructions we were given was to have the fluid monitored with regular ultrasounds and as long as we aren't super low we will be good. Thank you for all of your prayers and support, please continue to pray for Rhyin and that everything stays good!

Updates on the Baby

It's been completely crazy the past week or so, not knowing what was going on. The babies amniotic fluid was too low so they sent us to University of Chicago to find out why. Here are the pictures from our first ultrasound. We couldn't see what it was yet but I will tell you in the next post.

Week 19

Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.