Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tummy Mummy Photoshoot

Stacy and I had fun at our little photoshoot...she said she felt just like a model - minus the cigarettes and drugs hee hee. Professional photographer I may not be but I think they turned out all right!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ultrasound Pics

Baby's Heartbeat is 145 bpm and he's about 2.4 lbs

Monday, February 16, 2009

Week 28 Update

Interesting Facts:
Your unborn baby's survival rate outside the womb increases as each week passes. If he didn't open his eyes last week, chances are he'll take his first peek this week. Your baby-to-be's skeleton and muscles are maturing quickly. This week he can turn his head from side to side. Most of the lanugo has disappeared at this point and your baby may have a full head of hair by now.

How Big Is Baby?
Your Baby weighs in at around two pounds, seven ounces and stretches to 10 inches (crown to rump).

How We Feel:
This week Stacy has an obstetrician appointment (she's now going every two weeks) and tomorrow we have another ultrasound to look forward too. I can't believe we are in the final trimester; Stacy and I were talking this weekend about how long it took for her to get to the 12 week mark and now she only has 12 weeks left.

Stacy will be moving out soon and we'll be sad to see her go, I've really enjoyed being such a huge part of the entire pregnancy and for that I'm grateful, I don't think many other adoptive mum's get such a hands on experience with their babies pregnancy. On the other hand, she's moving out just in time for the nursery furniture to arrive and it will be really nice to be able to move all of the baby stuff we've been collecting out of our kitchen and in to the baby's room where it belongs.

Lately I've been finding myself more and more preoccupied with thoughts of the little guy. I went to a baby shower last week and got to hold a friends little sweet pea for ages, it really made me yearn for this baby to hurry up and arrive so we can all meet him. Everyone has been giving me advice and talking about the adoption more now, I think as it gets closer and closer more and more people are realizing that it's real and truly happening.

I'm starting to build a relationship with Stacy's Mum which is great because she is one of the babies grandma's and I want her, and all of Stacy's family, to be as much of a part of the baby's life as they would like to be. I know they've had a very hard time with the decision Stacy has made, understandably so, and I'm hoping they trust that Dustin and I want this baby to be loved by everyone who wants to love him and that Stacy's family is as important to us in this journey as our families are.

I think that's it for this week, I'll be posting ultrasound photos tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I felt the little guy kick...three times!

Monday, February 2, 2009

26 Week Update

Interesting Facts!

This week your baby-to-be opens his eyes for the first time. He'll open and shut his eyes as he gets used to his new ability. Your little one is still on the small side. His body may look fully formed on the outside, but inside there's fine-tuning taking place, including his lungs and his brain. Your unborn baby still has some growing to do!

How Big Is Baby?

This week your baby's weight hovers around two pounds and her length reaches about nine inches (crown to rump).

How We Feel:

It's all starting to hit us now, with less than 100 days to go until our little guy arrives I'm starting to get that nervous excited feeling; every thought in my brain seems to be related to baby.

We got a lot accomplished this week including picking up the stroller/car seat and the playpen from Babies R Us. While we were there they made us register by enticing us with coupons and free stuff, we aren't having a baby shower or anything so I was hesitant about registering but this girl loves her some coupons so I couldn't resist; I got 10% off and used my $5 off coupon on my purchases though so it was worth it. We also had to pick out a different bedding set because the one we wanted was being discontinued and had micro-suede on it which I didn't think would be very baby-drool friendly so we picked out a Jungle theme instead. Dustin likes it better anyway and I think it's super freakin cute so we're both happy. We also went to sears to look at baby furniture and finally settled on something we were both happy with esthetically (for me) and mechanically sound to satisfy Dustin; it's all ordered and set to come in around the middle of March.

Stacy had an Obstetrician appointment this morning and everything is great with her and baby so that's wonderful news. Today babies heart beat was 152 bpm and he was nice and active. She is now going to appointments every two weeks which is crazy because when she first started going, it seemed like ages until she would be going to bi-weekly appointments, and now it's here. We have another ultrasound appointment coming up in a couple of weeks so that is something to look forward to as well. Only a couple weeks to go before we are in the third trimester!