Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby Update # 3

I finally got a chance to gather some preggo pictures of my expanding bump. We are at 23weeks and 2 days (yes, into the 6th month already!!) We've also been perusing Social Security Administration's list of the top 500 baby names for 2007 --can you believe Destiny and Neveah (Heaven backwards) made the list, but not Renee?--we've got some ideas, but would love to hear yours. Tim, my mom and my brother Jared have all felt the baby kick and move about. She is very active! Hope you enjoy:

@ 12 weeks

@ 16 weeks

@20 weeks

@ 23 weeks + 2days

Something that is very strange about me is that I love to shop for bathing suits. I don't have a fabulous figure or anything really to show off to anyone but Tim, but for some reason, I love bathing suits. I think it is because I have spent so much of my life at lakes Havasu, Mead and Powell. If I'm going to a baby shower, I try and buy a swimsuit to give. So, I figured that the first thing I would buy for my own daughter (that sounds weird) is a bathing suit all her own. She'll be born right in time for summer, and she'll need a river outfit of her own.

Back (tu-tu cute)
Love, Lauren

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Baby Update #2

Love, Lauren
Here's a little baby update for everyone who has been tracking the pregnancy and is curious to find out what's going on.
1. How do you feel? Everyone asks me this! Thanks for your concern; I still feel great, even better now that I'm almost 7 weeks through the second trimester and I have regained some of that lost energy. I'm increasing weight-wise and will probably have a net of 7-8 lbs. gain over the last 20 weeks. I'm definitely showing and seem to be rounding out a little more every day. I am half-way through the pregnancy on Monday, Jan. 5th!!!

2. Do you know what the gender is yet? Yes! We went into New Life sonogram center on Wednesday and decided to just get a peek through the regular 2D system, but when the technician told us that we had a good amount of fluid, we decided to switch to the 3D version. The technician put the device on my stomach and said, "Well, I can tell you right away what you are having". You can look at the pics to find out. Baby was moving all around and squirming every which way for the picture show and Tim commented that our baby is active, just like me.

3. Have you felt the baby move? Yes, I've been feeling the baby move for about 4 weeks now. At first it was the characteristic fluttering, but it's been kicks and I even tried to feel the movement on the outside one night, and I could. Right before Christmas I sat still for my mom to try and feel, and she was able to feel the light kicks too. Tim tries, but our baby is rebellious- even in utero.

4. How is Tim doing? He's really excited about knowing what we're having. He's reading The Husband Coached Birth by Dr. Bradley and is having to work harder than ever before around the house as he has asked me to not do any heavy lifting. He's watching how I sleep in order to help me labor restfully and he's dong a great job convincing me that I am really beautiful, and he loves the fun of having a baby.

5. Can I rub your belly now? Now that my stomach is hardening with growing uterus, I'm more than likely okay with buddah rubs but please just ask first.

6. PS. A shout-out to all my other friends who are now pregnant- Erica & Emily- hope you enjoy the ride =)