Saturday, June 27, 2009
This week Baylor is about 4-3/4 inches long and weighs about 4-1/2 ounces. Now that the body parts are in place, his body is starting to "fill out" as he develops fat tissue. Bones continue to harden slowly, and joints are becoming more functional.
Now that the ears are positioned appropriately on the sides of the head, his hearing develops. Also starting now, his umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger (eventually it will be so tough, it'll take real effort to cut the cord after birth).
I'm 17 weeks and Jonathan and I can really start to see a difference in my "baby bump." My nausea is still getting better by the day. The worst thing I've been dealing with for the last 2 weeks is a bladder infection. I just finished my 2nd week of antibiotics and praying it's gone for good. I also caught something from my nephew, Riley last week and this week felt pretty bad. Other than that I guess I feel as normal as I can.
I am going up to Birmingham Monday with my mom. My appt. is at 1:40 at UAB. I will be having a targeted ultrasound which is just a really detailed look at the baby. I will then meet with one of their doctor's. Please say a little prayer for us that Baylor is a healthy little boy. I will update that evening if I'm not to tired.
I'm about to go try and cool off. It is WAY to hot these days....
Monday, June 22, 2009
Father's day this year was very bittersweet. It was my first Father's Day without my dad and Jonathan's 1st Father's (To-Be) Day. We stayed in town and went out to the cemetary to visit my sister and my dad. Then we went over to my mom's house. Tab, Meribeth, and the boys were over there. I just sat around enjoyed time with them. I wanted to do something simple,but something special, Jonathan would remember for his first Father's Day. I decided to get him Dr. Seuss, Hop on "POP". I can't wait until Baylor is here so Jonathan can read it to him.
Instead of the day being all sad, Jonathan and I decided to go register at Storkland. We we're there for about 2 1/2 hours and we still didn't finish. We don't have a lot left to do. We are excited because they now carry the brand of stroller and highchair that we had decided on, Chicco. I must say it was pretty tiring, but it was a lot of fun!
Eating at the Back Porch!
Uncle Jonathan, Aunt Jess, and Emma!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Grayden eating his own Birthday Cake!
Uncle Jonathan helping Grayden out!
He's such a cutie:)
Grayden's Cat in The Hat Birthday Cake!
Grayden's Cake before he got into it!
Thomas "Baylor" Cox
Thomas is my dad's first name. I think it is very appropriate to use his name after his passing 3 weeks after we found out we were pregnant. He was so excited for the two of us.
Baylor is a name I heard about 3-4 years ago and when Jonathan and I started trying to conceive we talked about names to pass the time. Baylor is one we loved years ago and still to this day is our #1 pick! We love it because it is different and cute! He will be able to grow into his name as he gets older.
I think some of you already figured our what the "B" stood for because you have heard me say this name throughout the past 2 years. It feels so good to finally tell everyone and to call him by his name!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Granna bought Baby Cox some cute gifts yesterday!
I'm giving away a little hint on what the name might be! Any guesses??
Another sweet gift from Granna!
His sweet hand!
Our Precious Baby BOY:)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
It's 4 a.m. and I can't sleep and have to be at work at 8:00. I've been pretty sick off and on this past week and I think my body has my days and nights mixed up. The good thing is I've not been sick tonight or this morning so far! I just can't relax enough to fall asleep. I just started a load of clothes and thought now might be a good time to update our blog.
I'm 14 weeks and my baby journal says that the baby's head is looking more and more proportional, mostly because the rest of the body is growing more rapidly now. This week, the baby is about 3-1/2 inches long, and weighs around 1-1/2 ounces. A fuzzy layer of fine hair, called lanugo, is beginning to coat the entire body. Internally, the liver is starting to secrete bile, and the spleen is helping produce red blood cells. The brain continues to mature, the baby can make different facial expressions and may even react when someone gives my belly a poke.
I'm noticing that my "baby bump" might be getting a little bigger. I still have not gained any weight. Which I'm not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing. To date I think I'm down 13 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. At my doctor's appt on Monday, I'm going to talk to Dr. Dupre about my weight and the nausea/vomiting I'm still having. I don't really think there is anything that can be done, but I'm just worried because I barely eat and I don't want to get dehydrated. I know this will all change before I know it. Jonathan and I still hoping to get an ultrasound Monday, but I'm not sure if it will happen or not. I will update my blog Monday night on how our visit goes.
This weekend it's gonna be a lot of work and probably no play. I'm working today and Jonathan is doing a side job and will be working all day today. He is hoping they can finish it all in one day instead of having to work Sunday too. We will probably head to my mom's sometime on Sunday for him to finish up painting around there. It's a good thing we only have one more week of work then we are heading down to Destin the following Monday with Jonathan's parents, sister, and our niece Emma. My mom was going to come with us, but I think she might stay here instead. I wish she would come. I think it would be great for her to get away for a while.
One last thing, I wanted to ask everyone to pray for my sister-in-law Meribeth's and her family right now. Her grandmother passed away Thursday evening. She had been in a Montgomery Hospital for over 30 days and just continued to develop more problems. All of her family besides her son, whose flight did not make it in time were there with her when she passed. She did have a chance to talk to him on the phone just shortly before passing away. Please pray that the Lord gives them strength and comfort right now as they are grieving. This is the 3rd family member between my family, Jonathan's, and my sister-in-laws that has gone to be with our Lord in less than 2 weeks.
Hopefully, I will have some exciting things coming up in the next couple of weeks to blog about; doctor's appts (possible gender determination) , Grayden's 1st Birthday Party next Saturday, and our beach trip. Stay tuned...
Monday, June 1, 2009
Baby Cox laying upside down!
Baby Cox really put on a show for us today. He/She was flipping and rolling every way imaginable. We got some really good views today. We did get our 2nd gender guess. I know I did not post on here last week that we got one, but we did. The guess was the same today, but we were still told not to make any major purchases because of how early I am. I have an appt with Dr. Dupre next week for my 2nd OB appt and I'm hoping he lets us have another peak at Baby Cox. I think by then we will be able to know for sure. The tech said usually after 14 weeks you can be sure if you have a good shot. As for right now I'm going on believing the guess we have gotten twice now and focusing only on that gender and we could not be happier. I can't wait to share the news with all of you soon. I promise it won't be that longer.
The baby looked healthy. The Heartbeat today was 151. The neck fold which is one of the marker's they check for Down's was normal and everything else looks great so far. I will get my blood work back from the test today in 7-10 days. The results really do not make a difference to us. We just wanted another chance to Baby Cox. I will keep you updated on what we find out.
I'm hoping to find out on Monday with my appt with Dr. Dupre if I WILL have to have a C-section for sure. I want to start preparing myself. Jonathan and I are planning on taking birthing classes starting in September and we will learn about deliveries both ways. I guess that is all the updating I have for now. I hope everyone has a great week!