Monday, January 30, 2012

Mac # 3 is a


I'm in shock we got such a good view so early!! I'm 12 weeks 4 days and went in bc of some complications I was having over the weekend. Dr. B wanted to just check the cervical length out which turned out to be fine and baby looked great!! We are so excited and I'm already smitten with this little dude.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mac #3: 12 weeks

Goodbye 1st trimester and hello 2nd!! I'm still feeling the same, sick at night and tired. I can tell I'm getting a little more energy back and the past few nights the nausea has let up a little. I still can't eat much at night. I try to stick with cereal or toast. I'm hoping I'm turning the corner and the morning sickness will be behind me from this point on. I'm getting anxious to find out if this baby is a boy or girl. My "feeling" is a girl but I'm not confident of that feeling at all. We ask Brody all the time if it's a brother or sister in mommy's belly and he always says a sister. They say the old and young know :) I don't think it matters what we name this child because she will be known as "sister" from the boys.

Here's "sister's" development this week:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, her toes will curl, her eye muscles will clench, and her mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. Her intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into her abdominal cavity about now, and her kidneys will begin excreting urine into her bladder. Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. Her face looks unquestionably human: Her eyes have moved from the sides to the front of her head, and her ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
Here's 12 week belly shot with Mac #3:

For comparison here is Jax's 12 week shot:

And Brody's:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mac # 3: 11 weeks

Everything is about the same this week. Still feeling the same and tired as all get out. I've slowed down in the belly growth. The baby doubles in size this week and I think that is why I'm so tired besides keeping up with a 1 and almost 3 year old!

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

My poor eyes! You can see how swollen they are from this stupid weather and being tired!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Advantages of having a big brother

Big brother sneaking little brother a sucker! Brody has his moments of sweetness with Jax.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Baby #3: 10 weeks

Well I had a few days break from the morning sickness and was hoping I was over that part but it has returned along with being utterly exhausted. I know the baby is going through a rapid growth spurt right now and I am definitely feeling it. I'm consumed with the thought of sleep 24/7.

This picture is of my 3 month supply of Lovenox since I have to get it through mail order.

10 week development:
Though she's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of her development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.
She's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including her kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.
If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
Your baby's limbs can bend now. Her hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over her heart, and her feet may be long enough to meet in front of her body. The outline of her spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from her spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with her developing brain and sits very high on her head, which measures half the length of her body. From crown to rump, she's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Babe #3 Dr. appt

I had my doctor's appointment this morning. Babe #3 looks great. She(until proven otherwise) is measuring 10 weeks 5 days and I am 9 weeks 4 days. So that is great. Her heartrate was 172bps which is a lot faster than the boys ever were. I believe they hung around 150-155bps. I'm down 2 pounds (thank you morning sickness) and my blood pressure was perfect at 117/70. I go back Feb. 6th and then March 1st. That is when we will start the progestrone shots, start our cervical check and measure and find out the gender. That will be a big appointment! I'm thrilled that everything is right on track and baby is growing so well.

Until next time,
The Macs

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas break 2011

We had a great 2 week break with the kids. B/C I'm short on time and energy here is Christmas via iPhone pics. We had a blessed time with great family and friends! Couldn't ask for me :)

Mac # 3: 9 weeks

It's amazing how something so small can do so much! She is the size of a grape can grip an object placed in their hand. I've been feeling ok this week. We went back to work so being busy is keeping me preoccupied. I'm still getting more nauseas at night than during the day. Come 7:00 o'clock I'm pretty wiped and in bed. Luckily, my kiddos have wanted to go down early too.

Just for my own rememberance, I've been having on/off bleeding(brown discharge) for about 5 days now. I'm trying not to fret over it as I had this with Brody at 5-6 weeks along and I know it's common. Will defintely mention it to the doctor at next appt.
Most of your baby’s joints are formed now and she is using them. Baby is flexing and stretching, but it will be a couple of months before you can feel it. Your baby is now almost one inch long and weighs just .07 of an ounce, about the size of a grape. Growing more human like from his early embryo days, your baby has finally lost his embryonic tail.

This 9th week of pregnancy, your baby is being nourished by the placenta, rather than the yolk sac. The placenta is an amazing structure, as it provides nutrients to your baby, along with providing a filter for your baby’s waste.

Your baby is now fascinated with her hand, and she actually has a grip. If you were to place a very small object in her hand, she would wrap her little fingers around it. Speaking of fingers, your baby’s fingerprints are also forming, and they are like nobody else’s.

Your baby’s eyelids are now fused together at 9 weeks of pregnancy and will remain that way until about 27 weeks. This gives his eyes a chance to do some developing of their own. Your baby’s ears, nose tip, and tongue have also formed. All major organs are now present, but need a lot of further development to function properly.

I go back to the doctor on Monday so see this little bean again and hopefully get a clean bill of health and growth.

**By the way, I'm huge! Amazing how quickly you show with each pregnancy!**

The Macs