19w5d

Friday, December 12, 2008

Goodness sake's people, there's a lot of growth going on! I had to include a portion of my butt, just to equal out the proportion of my stomach and in my life, I've never done that! lol. Tony was very disappointed in my choice to forgo jammies, in order to save a few minutes this morning . . . on the way out the door to our BIG ULTRASOUND! So we have a sojourn in my being clothed this week. But you didn't want to read all that, you want to find out what's going on with baby bless, or at least I think you do! :)

This week, I don't need any generalized information on length . . . as baby bless was measured before our eye's at a nice 6.1 inches! That's right in line with the expected 5.6 to 6.4 inches.

Apparently, I can expect baby bless's skin to be thickening and developing multiple layers- the epidermis and the dermis, the deeper layer where it will form fat, this week. Baby bless is now also developing a waxy protective coating for her skin called vernix caseosa. The vernix protects the skin which is continuously submersed in amniotic fluid. Vernix, which is particularly thick around the eyebrows is held in place by tiny downy hairs called lanugo.

Addionally, baby bless can now grip with his fists and his toenails and scalp hair are growing.

Before the ultrasound, I completely forgot to mention the wonder that is our rented heart doppler. I also forgot to detail how much of a fuss Tony made about my wanting to get it! He just did not see the need, mainly because there wasn't one, but I made my case and finally won his approval for my peace of mind. It arrived on our front step, the day I found out about the paycut. It could not have come on a more needed day. I literally gasped in the middle of dinner when I remembered it was to have been delivered and ran to the front door, ripping the package apart to get to the lovely machine. For all of his negativity towards renting it, Tony was just a shade under as excited as I was, and within 20 seconds we were listening to baby bless's heart beat fill the room. It was amazing. It is the best $22 I've spent all year. Now if only we can keep it down to one month, so that it only costs us $22 and not more! C'mon baby, work with me, give me a few recognizable kicks!!!

Okay, now onto the fun part! :) You can see in the upper right corner the length. All of baby bless's measurements {femur, rib cage (area), brain} were within a day or two of where they should be. All fingers, toes and major organs are accounted for, including being able to see all 4 chambers of the heart.
Cute little profile, upper and lower lips were accounted for, ensuring no cleft palate. Although baby bless was not too cooperative, as he continually had his left hand up and over his face {the shadow behind the profile}.

Annnnnnnd, YES! HE is still a BOY! :)

Summary:
Holy crap, I need to start interviewing! My stomach has a mind of it's own!
Baby bless is 6.1 inches. :)
Renting a heart monitor was the best decision ever.
Baby bless is healthy! Thank you Lord!
Baby bless is still a boy! Again, thank you Lord! :)

27 comments:

Ashley said...

One of my best days ever was finding out Evy is a girl. There's just something about hearing those words: "IT'S A..."! How fun :o)

Kristal said...

So exciting!!! I'm glad to hear he's healthy and that he's still a boy. ;) And your bump is just too cute!

Julie said...

It's so good to hear that everything went well today. :)

Mrs. A said...

you are too cute for words.
Glad baby bless is doing so well.

Emily said...

Such a cute baby bump! And yay for Baby Bless staying a boy.

Kelly said...

the baby has really grown since the last picture! glad to hear all is well.

Karen said...

I am so happy and thrilled for you. Your little boy is such a little cutie already. I love that they wrote "Still a boy" on your u/s print out.

*claire* said...

congrats! at least with all of the non-fun stuff going on in your life, your baby is healthy and growing- that's all that matters!

Vintage Gal said...

Baby Boy Bless is a little joy growing more and more.

I wish I looked like you NOW (non pregnant)!

So excited for you!

Lindsey said...

You are so cute! Yay Baby Bless is doing well!

Schwartz Family said...

You are making me so Baby hungry. I loved getting the ultra sound done. Makes me want to do it all over again!

Congrats on Baby Boy Bless!!

ka1t_lyn said...

I'm so glad that everything is going great, Baby Bless is already adorable :) You look so cute with your bump!

Chelsie said...

You look too cute with that little baby bump. So glad to hear baby bless is growing and healthy!

jennifer said...

Your bump is so cute!

Mary said...

I'm so happy the ultrasound went well. Are you completely addicted to your baby heart monitor? I think I would be listening in all the time if I had one of those.

Jennifer said...

Your baby bump is adorable!! Those are some great ultrasounds pics, congrats on your baby boy!!

Mrs. Cup said...

How exciting!!

Megan said...

YAYYYY!!!! I love that you're having a boy too! We knew it a while ago but its great that now it's "official"! :) I can definitely see the bump... you're adorable!

fallgirly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Did you think it was a boy the whole time? I am excited for you!!! Does it make it feel more real?

kari said...

Oh Leah, I'm so glad to hear that he's still healthy. And you look amazing!

AJ said...

CUTE! And look--you DO have a bump! Grow, Baby Bless!

Julia said...

Damn, girl.....you DO have a badonk-a-donk:) And I mean that in the sweetest way possible b/c I seriously envy ladies with curves [and not flat butts, because mine is like a man's butt...for real. Would much rather have the womanly butt].

Love watching the bump progress. So much fun!

Katie said...

You are too cute! Just so you know, you can buy your own heart monitor for the baby for about $20 at the Motherhood store. :) If you have the desire to keep yours longer, this could be a better alternative!

Leslie G said...

Yay for boys!! Word of wisdom: that whole "boys peeing in your face" thing... VERY TRUE. Cameron hasn't made it to my face yet, but the other day he peed while I was changing him, and it went ALL over the wall next to him. The wall was just dripping with pee, and still had a wiggly boy with no diaper on to take care of first. =)

ka1t_lyn said...

P.S. I tagged you!

M and G said...

I'm so happy for you guys, you look soo great!

Madeline said...

FINALLY a little bump :) Congrats on the lil guy (which I was right about...haha)

 

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