Oct 15 2010

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and about 19.5 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a Canteloupe. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born — are filling her out, and making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? Alien!!

Food cravings? Cheeburger Cheeburger, Federiccis Pizza, Apples,  Apple Jacks, Product 19, Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Choochies fingernails now reach the end of her fingertips and may even curl over the tip!!!

Emotions: EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!


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!!


Sep 20 2010

30 Weeks

 

How far along? 30 Weeks 3 Days

How big is Choochie this week? Choochie rivals a good-size cabbage in weight, tipping the scales this week at  little more than 3 pounds.  Choochie will be packing on the weight at a rate of half a pound per week for the next seven weeks!

Until now, the surface of your Choochies brain was smooth.  Now that little brain is taking on those characteristic grooves and indentations, which allow for an increased amount of brain tissue as Choochie prepares for life outside the womb.  Choochies bone marrow has taken over production of red blood cells (before, tissue groups and then the spleen took care of producing the blood cells).  This is an important step for your Choochie, because it means she is better able to thrive on his or her own once born!

Sleep? Jess dreads the time at night when we go to bed!!

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

Food cravings? Bar Pie, Chicken Parm, Chicken Francaise, Gatorade (red), Pink Lemonade, Water, any type of sweets!!!!

Gender

Milestones? 10 weeks left!!!! 

Emotions: Ups and Downs!!