Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4 Months

I am now four months pregnant and I received the BEST news this morning. After having blood work done last week, our baby is healthy (the baby tested negative for Down's and Spina Bifada). I can't tell you how many prayers I said asking for a healthy baby (or how many thank you prayers I said today). It was a great way to start the Christmas holiday! Last night, DJ and I exchanged Christmas gifts and he gave me little tiny baby booties with Michigan's logo on them. I have never seen anything so tiny! I think our child is destined to be a Wolverine's fan if Dad has anything to do with it, but I'm still pushing for the Boilermakers!

Friday, December 12, 2008


After finding the perfect bedding for our little one's crib, I was so disappointed because it was on backorder until June 15th. Well, that wasn't going to work so I had given up. Then ... I found almost EXACTLY the same pattern for about 1/4 of the price! My generous older brother Nate bought this for me for Christmas. I'm SO excited to get it in the mail and have already started dreaming up our baby's nursery. A ways to go I know, but I can't help it!
Thanks Uncle Nathan!

Monday, December 8, 2008

3 1/2 Months

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. she told my sister that she needed something from the store. When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish hen, and inserted it into the turkey, and re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back in the oven. When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving? spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Patricia, you've cooked a pregnant bird!" At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry.It took the family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!

Monday, December 1, 2008

DJ's Funny Dream

DJ called me at work this morning and told me that if we have a boy, we were definitely going to be sending him to Quarterback camp. He had a dream last night that we sent our son to Quarterback camp for a year. He was a already star at 9 years old. By the time he reached college, he won the Heisman trophy at Univ. of Michigan. DJ said our son thanked his "loving father" on national television for inspiring him to be such an amazing athlete. DJ said he was a very proud papa. :)

13 Weeks (189 Days To Go)

Here's what said today:
"Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce."