It's official. Today we're 13 weeks, which according to TheNestBaby, means we're also entering our 2nd trimester!~ (it seems like nobody can decide if it's 12 weeks, 13 weeks or 14 weeks, so I'm stickin' with 13!)
The first few weeks went by soooo slow, every day was a huge milestone for me... then the weeks started to go faster and faster. Now that we're here, I feel like I can finally breathe a little sigh of relief. That's not to say that Deep Down inside I'm not completely freaking out about everyhing that could possibly go wrong.
Work has been so hectic for Chris and I and I'm dying for a break! Luckily Chris will have a short break from school after next week ...
I'll leave you with Fifi's 13 week Update!
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)
Monday, February 25, 2008
So, Since I'm such a great follower, I've decided to join the bandwagon and try to start a little blog for Fifi. Since we live nowhere near our family, we know all too well that the hardest thing about being an Auntie and Uncle has been having to miss out on so much of our nieces (yup, we've got 4!!) lives and only hear about them from a distance !
Sooo let's re-cap. As of today we're 12 weeks (we will be 13 weeks on Wednesday technically). I've restrained myself as much as possible in regards to buying adorable baby things, however, I couldn't help but get Chris a little tipsy on Valentines Day and he willingly agreed to go buy the stroller I've been swooning over since...well since I got pregnant!! And YES. It works for a boy and a girl... I wouldnt ask Chris to push a pink stroller!! (well not yet at least...his time to accept defeat will come...)
Big purchase #1 for Fifi outta the way...only 8,000 more things to go! How Exciting!
Today was our ultrasound to see if Fifi was going to be special - still no word on the special part (it was a screening for Downs Syndrome and Trisomy 18)... well we all know Fifis going to be special but anyway ... The answer to the question everyone has been waiting for is No, we still don't know if it's going to be a boy or girl and won't know until 20 weeks (for those of you counting like us, that's almost 8 more weeks!)...However, the doctor did say that he is 60% sure it's a girl and to remember that he left himself a 40% margin for error... *sigh* doesn't he know that I want to start shopping NOW?? (i have included a money shot for anyone who wants their shot at guessing... and no...the white thing near the you know what isn't franks and beans). Who thought my life would come down to looking for BBQ items at an ultrasound?? :)
Anyway, enough about the boy/girl stuff. Baby Johnson was just going to town during the ultrasound and kept squirming and swimmin' all around inside the oven (yes, that being me). Fifi even had it's hand up above it's head (see pic), it's amazing, we could see it's legs kicking, it's toes and even it's fingers and nose!! The picture doesn't do what we saw justice!! Enough Talk, on to the pics!