Friday, September 4, 2009

Belly Pics and Nursery Construction

Today marks the first day of week 16 and the following is an excerpt about the changes that will take place this week. What this doesn't mention is that our baby can now hear our voices and sense light! Time to start talking to the belly!

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

I haven't shared any 'belly' pics so far because up until this week or the last there hasn't been anything to show! Here are some pictures at about 5 weeks, 12 weeks and 15 weeks. You can definitely tell a difference!!

~5 Weeks

12 Weeks
15 Weeks

While the belly's been growing, Matt and I have been using some free time to catch up with friends and do a little traveling. We're home until late October when we will travel to Nashville for Bear and Lindsey's wedding weekend and then to spend a few days in Oklahoma City. Here are a few pictures of our recent travels.

Kyle's Wedding in Grand Junction. Pregnant but didn't know quite yet!

Outside of Portland, OR around 6 weeks. We took a road trip for the 4th of July because we had only told family about the pregnancy and were trying to keep the secret for a little longer!

Taking out picture in 'The Bean' at Millenium Park during our trip to visit Andy in Chicago.

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago with Andy.

As for the nursery, today marks the first official day of 'construction'. The room is cleared out and taped up, ready for the first coat of paint. We're going with a color called 'Christopher Robin's Swing' (a cute, light shade of green) for the top half of the wall and putting up bead board on the bottom.

Rewiring and cleaning out the soon to be nursery.

All cleaned out and ready to go. Riley's just checking up on progress.

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