18w4d

Thursday, December 4, 2008



Well hoody hoo, baby bless is looking at about 5.2 to 6 inches from crown to rump and weighs about 7 ounces. :)

The buds for the permanent teeth are forming behind those that have already developed for the first teeth. Aww. Then we get to go through the fun of teething! Baby bless's nervous system and brain development continue at a spectacular pace. By this week, the motor neurons, which connect muscle to the brain, have grown into place so that the little guy can consciously direct his movements. Millions of neurons inside his brain are growing and forming connections and the nerves in his body are being covered in a fatty substance called myelin.

Baby bless's limbs are now in proportion, even though his tiny foot is just one inch long, it is in perfect proportion to the rest of his leg. Amazing.

What all of those fabulous baby sites don't tell you however is how to hide your pregnancy when you are almost 1/2 way through as you go about trying to interview for full time positions. Nope, no helpful suggestions or strategies. However, there are fantastic bloggers who are supporting me in this venture, even some offering specific job postings!

I have a few part time opportunities to explore in conjunction with keeping my job here, in addition to pursuing employment all together elsewhere. It's the elsewhere that is frightening considering health insurance and maternity leave.

I seem to have been hoarding them lately, but I would very much welcome your prayers in this time. I know that God is in control, that He has my best interest at heart, it is now up to me to follow His guiding.

20 comments:

CageQueen said...

I don't mean to sound cruel, since "showing" seems to be half the fun, but...despite being pregnant you are teeny tiny thing. i'd kill to be your size un-pregnant! You look great. Therefore, adopt a don't ask, don't tellpolicy. I wouldn't tell anyone you're pregnant unless they ask, therefore they won't discriminate against you. I know that seems like a lie by ommission. I'm not saying to lie, I'm just saying to wait for them to bring it up.

Mrs. Cup said...

You look great! I will be praying about the perfect job for you!

Schwartz Family said...

Your baby bump looks so cute! Good luck with your new journey in life, new job and new baby. Both stressful take very good care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.

Leah said...

You do look great! Maybe the people interviewing you won't notice your bump=)

I'll keep praying for you!

Jennifer said...

I'm praying for you sweetie!!

*Kimmie* said...

Hello, proportionately-limbed baby! Good luck with the job situation. =)

ka1t_lyn said...

I haven't stopped praying for you so don't worry about it. I agree with the commenter above that I don't want to sound cruel but honestly, your tummy reminds me a lot of my own (not pregnant) one! i CAN tell (because i know you're pregnant) that you are growing, which is so very exciting :)

Dunc said...

LOL at "hoody hoo" - yay for baby bless and his teeth!

I can imagine that it's so stressful to try and figure out what God's path is for you right now, as you have so much going on and so much to sort through. I'm praying that He makes things clear to you and provides you with discernment.

Chelsie said...

Like others said, I don't think employers will notice your baby bump yet...although it is growing! So cool that baby bliss can direct his movements now. Hopefully you will be able to feel him soon!

Good luck with the whole job situation and try not to worry too much (I know easier said than done). I will continue to pray for you!

kari said...

Leah, you are too freaking adorable, I love your baby pictures. I so look forward to them. You are always in my prayers.

Joi said...

Still thinking about you, Tony, and baby!

Hopefully a new, better job will come your way : )

Crystal said...

Thinking of you! Glad things are coming along well with the baby.

You've been tagged... read my blog for details.

Chelsea and Brian said...

Aww Leah!! I am behind on my blog reading and just catching up- I am so sorry to hear about your job! Honestly, I'm sure you've heard it already a thousand times, but I do believe that it happened for a reason. I wish you all the luck in the world on your interviews- who wouldn't want you as an employee?!? Hopefully your dream job is out there and that's why this is happening to you. :) On the other hand- you look FABULOUS!! I think every woman hopes to be as gorgeous pregnant as you are!

Andrea said...

Cute as always. I love the baby progress reports. Keep 'em coming!

Lindsey said...

You look so good! I love your updates on being preggers!=)

Keeping you in my prayers!

Vintage Gal said...

No worries, Leah....it will all work out and I can't wait to see pics of Baby Bless!

You are such a joy to read and know through the nest and blog-world. Good things happen to good people. You will see!

my blog said...

I found your blog through "The Branches" blog.

I'm 31 weeks pregnant w/ my first and love to read about the baby's development too!!

If you're looking for a part time job you might try Bath & Body. I've been working there my entire pregnancy.

The Munns said...

I love the name of your blog! Good luck in your job search.

d.a.r. said...

I just found your beautiful blog, it looks like we have lots of mutual blog friends! I just wanted to drop in and say that you are adorable and I wish you well in the job search. Sounds a bit stressful, but congrats on the little one :) Hopefully you quickly find something that works perfectly for your life!

Freckles Chick said...

Baby Bless (and you) are rocking it!! Looking good, L =)

 

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