Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Schedule

Christmas is just around the corner, but I haven't complete my gift list yet.

I also haven't done my groceries and I'm starting to have a very hectic schedule and I don't know when can I squeeze this on my schedule not to mention I also need to consider hubby's schedule since I can't go to a supermarket without a car.

New addition in the family

The other day, my nephews wife gave birth to a very healthy baby girl weighing 9.2 lbs. Her nickname is Hannah. Bad of me, I wasn't able to get any picture of her since the nurse brought her into their room late last night when I'm about to go home...

I got more excited for the coming of my baby tuloy. And to be honest, I got inggit with my nephew kasi nakikita na nya at nahahawakan ang baby nya... though he keeps on touching my tummy naman dahil excited din daw sya sa paglabas ng baby ko. he he he

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Week 30 of my pregnancy

You may feel as if you have been pregnant forever at this point. It might be hard to imagine being pregnant for another ten weeks, but your baby still has a lot of growing and developing to do! By this time, your baby's crown-to-rump length is a little over 10.8 inches and the total length of your baby is about 17 inches! Your baby weighs about 3 pounds now. Your uterus can be felt about 4 inches above your bellybutton. Your uterus, baby, placenta and the amount of fluid will get larger over the next ten weeks. You should be gaining about a pound a week at this time.

Because you are getting larger, you are probably becoming slower and clumsier. You should try to be careful to avoid dangerous falls. Good posture when sitting and standing can help you feel better during your pregnancy. You also should be rolling over on your side to get up after lying down because your muscles have stretched to accommodate your growing uterus.

Even though your baby is cushioned by the amniotic fluid, she can feel and respond to pain. Your baby now does `practice breathing` to get ready for life outside of your womb. If you have an ultrasound at this time, you will be able to see this. If your baby swallows amniotic fluid down the wrong passage, she will still get hiccups that are noticeable by you. If your baby were born at this time, she would be able to keep herself warm.

The skin begins to smoothen as fat deposits accumulate underneath. The fat insulates and is an energy source.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Preparation for the coming of my baby

I was able to order some stuff for my baby mostly for breast feeding items pa lang. My order will arrive by mid of January raw.

Grabe it was 9 items only but the price is so mahal. Natatawa na nga lang si hubby kasi wala pang damit don and wala pang crib at stroller si baby, though I plan to buy stroller later na lang siguro....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Week 29 of my pregnancy

At this point in your pregnancy, your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10.4 inches and the total length of your baby is around 16.7 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.7 pounds and continues to grow every day. If you measure from your bellybutton, your uterus is 3.5 to 4 inches above it. Total weight gain at this point is usually between 19 and 25 pounds.

Babies that are born prematurely can be very tiny. Even a baby that is only a few weeks early can be very small. Your baby will grow rapidly from now until week 36, and then at a slower rate thereafter. Generally, boys weigh more than girls at birth. The average baby's birth weight at full term is 7 to 7.5 pounds.

You might notice some leakage of colostrums from your breasts around this time. Colostrums is a sticky, watery substance that provides your baby's first food if you choose to breastfeed. Milk does not come in immediately after delivery and colostrums is high in calories and enough for your baby's first few days of life. Your baby is stimulating the production of colostrums. The baby's body is ensuring that there will be a readily available food supply after delivery.

Your baby will continue to open and close his eyes in the womb and may be able to see silhouettes of objects or even people in the right amount of light. Your baby should be moving many times throughout the day. Some of your baby's movements will be predictable and if you notice a decrease in fetal movements, you should lie down and do a fetal kick count. You should feel your baby move approximately ten times in an hour. If you do not notice the proper amount of movements, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Research has shown that your baby is not only able to hear, but also able to recognize your own voice. This shows that your baby can already learn, remember and recognize.