Thursday, July 23, 2009


Welcome to 25 weeks pregnant.

I'm hot.

I'm uncomfortable.

I'm SUPER grumpy.

Nuff said.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What's new with Baby Plain

Before I talk about our baby (which has been kicking up a storm tonight!), I just have to say that Josh and Katrina's baby is just so incredibly precious and beautiful! We went to visit again tonight now that things are a little more calm. Adam and I both got to hold him for at least 30 minutes each! He slept the entire time and made the cutest little cooing sounds while he did. Just precious. For more pictures of little Jack, see Katrina's Blog.

And now on to Baby Plain:

At nine inches and more than a pound and a half in weight, your baby is taller than two juice boxes stacked one on top of the other, and almost as heavy as four of those little boxes (an analogy you'll find particularly apropos in a few years, when those juice boxes start taking over your refrigerator, your pantry, your car.…).

Don't look now (as if you could), but your baby's skin is turning pinker. No, not because he or she's getting overheated (in fact, the amniotic fluid is perfectly climate controlled, keeping your baby at an always comfortable temperature), but because small blood vessels, called capillaries, are forming under the skin and filling with blood. Later this week, blood vessels will also develop in your baby's lungs, bringing them one step closer to full maturity — and one step closer to taking that first breath of fresh air. But at 25 weeks pregnant, those lungs are still very much works in progress. Though they are already beginning to develop surfactant, a substance that will help the lungs expand after the baby is born, the lungs are still too undeveloped to sufficiently send oxygen to the bloodstream and release carbon dioxide when he or she exhales.

The lungs aren't the only system that's gearing up for air intake. Your baby's nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, are starting to open this week. This actually allows your little one to begin taking practice breaths. (Of course since there's no air in there, your baby is really only "breathing" amniotic fluid, but it's the practice that counts, right?)

Hope you are all having a great week!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jack David Welch

Two posts in one day! I know, I'm pretty impressed with myself, too!

Tonight, Adam and I went to meet our good friends', Josh and Katrina, baby! Talk about a little sweetheart! I proudly present Jack David Welch:

He was born today, July 21, at 5:39pm via c-section. He weighs 7.9lbs and is 20 inches long. And he smells just delicious!!!! Mom wasn't feeling too well while we were visiting, so we took a quick picture and promised to come back to visit tomorrow night after work. I'll try and get more pics then, but I just had to post this one!!!

Happy Tuesday night and I hope you have a great Wednesday! I know I'll be dreaming about babies all night long!

Preggo pics

Here are the pictures I took of Katrina and me last night after we ate dinner. These are the only pictures that Katrina and I have of the two of us pregnant together!

Belly to belly! I was hecka pushing my tummy out!

Happy mamas!

Katrina went into the hospital early this morning. They induced her and she was in pretty heavy labor for awhile before they decided to schedule her for a C-Section at 5pm today. At this moment, their baby should be born and she should be in recovery!!!!! Adam and I are going to go see her and the baby around 8pm...I'll post pictures when we get home. I'm so excited to meet their little baby! I still don't know what the baby's sex is! Adam and I are both betting it's a boy. Guess we'll find out soon!

Hope you are all having a happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Holy Crap! She's having a Baby!

My good friend, Katrina (, is having her baby tomorrow! The doctor has decided it best to induce her a week before her due date, and in, hopefully, less than 24 hours, she should be holding her little one in her arms! I am planning to go by to see her and the little one tomorrow after work and should be able to take some pictures.

I'm so excited and happy for them. Katrina has been the one I go to when something is going on and I'm not sure if it's normal. And she will surely be the one I go to when I start freaking out about labor and delivery.

Katrina, her husband Josh, her sister Autumn, and their beautiful Husky Stella are all coming over for dinner tonight for their last "pre-baby" meal. Stella will be staying with us for the next few days while Katrina and Josh are in the hospital. She always has fun playing with our two rambunctious pups...sometimes into the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning. But with Katrina's check-in time of 6:00am tomorrow, we figured it best for her to start her stay with us tonight...they will just have too much going on tomorrow morning! Plus...Katrina's parents are coming into town tonight so they can be with her tomorrow, which will be a pretty full house for them, and we are more than happy to help! (Especially since our pups will be staying with them when we have our baby)

That's all I have for now. I'm planning on taking some pics tonight of Katrina and I so I actually have some preggo pics of the two of us. It will be the last preggo pick during this pregnancy she will probably take! Have a great day all, and I'll update again soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

24 Weeks

It's been a little while since I posted something. Mainly because I have been a very busy girl!

Last weekend, mom and I went to visit my grandparents in Arizona. We had a very nice visit (you can read and see all about it at their blog: It was a heck of a lot hotter there than either of us are used to!

This has also been a very busy work week, too. That's usually why I don't blog during the week...I get home from work and I am just DONE!

On to the good stuff!

Week 24 of Pregnancy: Fetal Hearing
Your baby weighs more than a pound and a half right now and sports a crown-to-rump length of about eight and a half inches (standard letter size!).

Wondering what (and who) your baby will look like? If you had a baby cam at 24 weeks pregnant, you'd almost be able to tell by now. That beautiful face (though still tiny) is almost fully formed. What's still missing from the picture is the fat that will be piled on under baby's skin. Until those fat deposits are made, that very tender skin is still very transparent, which means a close look would let you see clear through to all the organs, bones, and blood vessels. Fortunately, that see-through look won't last much longer. Babies at this stage of fetal development are gaining about six ounces each week — with much of that gain coming from fat, in addition to growing organs, bones, and muscle.

What's been playing on your little rocker's stereo system these days? All kinds of sounds can be heard by your baby in your womb: from air exhaling from your lungs (deep breath now), those gastric gurgles produced by your stomach and intestines, your voice and your partner's (which your baby will be able to recognize at birth), and even very loud sounds such as honking horns, barking dogs, or a wailing fire truck.

I already know the baby knows when daddy is talking...Adam reads to the baby when we are getting ready to go to sleep, and the baby kicks like crazy! As soon as Adam stops reading, he baby stops kicking! I can't wait until Adam can actually feel the baby moving too. I think it will really help him bond with the little one.

Well, that's all I have in me for tonight. I hope you all have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A very fun weekend

We had a great time this weekend! I'll post pictures later this week, but just wanted to post an update that the weekend was a success! Katie was totally surprised and so excited to see everyone who drove up to surprise her for her 30th birthday.

Our 4th of July celebration was also a great success. BBQ was had and enjoyed by many.

Hope you all had a great weekend and a great Monday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Friday...on Thursday?

Tomorrow is my Friday at work!!!! Yay! Since 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, my work is giving us our paid holiday on Friday! So, I've been on early deadlines all week, which has been a little bit stressful, but you know...every day we're on deadline, so it's really not too much different than any other day! And today I set myself up to pretty much float through tomorrow as far as approving ads and turning in artwork. YAY!

The bummer of tomorrow...I still have to go to my Downtown Business Association meeting tomorrow night from 6-8:30pm (I'm on the board so I HAVE to be there) and I'm starting my work day at 6:45 a.m. because I'm helping my boss out by going to his networking meeting in the morning. I think I'll probably leave work around 2 or 3 tomorrow so I can have some time off before my night time meeting. Adam and I are in the middle of cleaning the house because we have about 10 people and 2 dogs coming to stay with us this weekend. My friend Katie is going to be in town and Monday happens to be her 30th birthday. Adam, I and our 8 friends from California and Katie's boyfriend, Dan, have planned a surprise party for her when she gets in Friday night! We're all super excited because she really has NO CLUE! She is really upset because she thinks no one is coming to see her this weekend! I LOVE IT! I should have pics on Monday.

And now for the weekly update on Boss:

Guess what? At 22 weeks pregnant, your baby has finally broken the one-pound mark. How heavy is that? Hold a one-pound box of sugar in your hand the next time you're in the grocery story (and expect people to ask you why you're grinning from ear to ear). Is the box eight inches long? That's about the length your baby is too!

This week, your sweetie is making more sense of the world as he or she develops the sense of touch. In fact, your little one's grip is quite developed by now — and since there's nothing else to grab in utero, he or she may sometimes hold on tight to that umbilical cord (don't worry — it's tough enough to handle it). The sense of sight is also getting more developed. Your fetus can now perceive light and dark much better than before (even with those fused eyelids). But remember — unless you're shining a flashlight over your belly (which you can do, by the way), it'll be mostly dark for your baby inside that cozy womb of yours.

Moving up from the eyes, the eyelashes and eyebrows are well formed now — and even more hair is sprouting atop that cute little head. You'd be quite surprised, though, if you could see your little one up close and in color. Hair at this stage of fetal development has no pigment, so it's bright white.

I can't believe the baby is at the one pound mark already!!! CRAZY! Hope you all enjoyed and have a great 4th of July weekend!

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