Nov 25 2010

Without Further Ado!

I would like to introduce our little IVF miracle.  Please welcome into the world our baby daughter Landyn Genevieve, Born 11/22/10, at 10:26am, 7lbs 0oz, 19 3/4in. Perfect in every way, and truly a precious miracle!

 


Nov 21 2010

1 Day More (39 Weeks)

1 more evening.  1 more dinner.  1 more sleep. 1 more night till the beginning of the rest of our lives.  I don’t have many words, pictures, or witty sayings for this week.  All I have is 1 day more until everything we’ve prayed, dreamed, hoped, and cried for arrives.  Tomorrow we welcome our little miracle into the world!


Oct 8 2010

33 Weeks

How far along? 33 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs about 4 1/4 pounds and is over 19 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a Pineapple!!  Choochie is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week.  Jess’ amniotic-fluid level has maxed out.  Antibodies are being passed from Jess to Chooch as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? Starting to look like an alien is living in Jess’ belly!!

Food cravings? Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake, Apple Jacks, Product 19, Bar Pie, Gatorade (red),  Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Chooch has begun development of  her own immune system that (along with antibodies from Jess) will be able to provide protection from mild infections

Emotions: Ups and Downs and completely exhausted!!


Oct 1 2010

32 Weeks

First of all I would like to apologize for the two week hiatus.  Things have been a little crazy around here.  With the start of Choochies nursery (better late than never), and the numerous doctor appointments we both have been going to, I have not had the time to get the posts up.  I had them in draft waiting to be published, but I just never got around to it.  Otherwise everyone is doing great!!  We are trucking right along with the end finally in sight.  I never thought we would get this far!  We even have a date for Choochies arrival.  So set your clocks, mark your calendars and pray we make it to the date!!  11/22/10 10am!!

How far along? 32 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs almost four pounds and could be up to 19 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a large Jicama (I have no clue what that is either 😉 ) And though that’s a head-to-toe length, Choochie is actually back to a curled-up position.  At 32 Weeks Pregnant, Choochie is a bit tight for exercise space right now.  She has also probably settled into the head-down, bottoms-up position in the pelvis in preparation for birth.  That’s because the fetus’s head fits better at the bottom of the inverted, pear-shaped uterus.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? I think Chooch is running out of room, I can even see the belly movement when she has hiccups!!

Food cravings? Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake, Apple Jacks, Product 19, Bar Pie, Gatorade (red),  Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Baby Shower This Week!!

Emotions: Ups and Downs and completely exhausted!!


Sep 27 2010

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 Weeks 3 Days

How big is Choochie this week?  Weighing in at three-plus pounds and measuring 18 inches long, Choochie weighs about as much as four naval oranges. She’s has to pack on another three to five pounds before D-day. Also developing at an impressive clip: Choochies brain connections (she’s got to make trillions of them!).  She’s now processing information, tracking light, and perceiving signals from all five senses.  Choochies brain is working overtime these days, developing faster than ever.  

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? Sometimes Choochie looks like she’s going to jump right out of Jess’ belly!!

Food cravings?Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake, Bar Pie, Gatorade (red), Water, any type of sweets!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Nothing to write home about!

Emotions: Ups and Downs!!