Baby E, we had an ultrasound yesterday to get an estimate on your measurements. Mommy and daddy weren't surprised to hear your cute head is in the 90th percentile. You're just like daddy, mommy has to work extra hard in labor :)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Good morning love. Hope you slept good last night. Mommy and daddy had an eventful week and a productive one. Daddy set up your crib, mommy was on a mission to clean and organize and we both did your first laundry. We had a big grin on our faces as we folded and put away your tiny outfits. Your room is starting to come together. I love spending time in it dreaming about the day you get to be in my arms. Because of that, I decided to take the rest of the belly shots in your room. We are in the home stretch of this pregnancy.
Also, your first cousin Ivan was born. Mommy is in love with him. He has auntie's lips and moves them just like how she does. Do you look anything like me or is your daddy's genes taking over? :)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Little peanut, mommy and daddy were busy this week moving to the other 2 rooms in the house to give you more space. Daddy started and finished painting the nursery in 2 days. We hope you like the colors we chose for you.
Your pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days because mommy's amniotic-fluid level has maxed out. There is less fluid to cushion the blows. I will be missing your moves inside my uterus once you are out of my womb.
Baby E, you're starting to get ready for your big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. Mommy's body is also prepping for delivery day by flexing its muscles, literally. Her uterus is bunching and hardening periodically. Those are practice contractions known as Braxton Hicks. We can do this as a team.
My little munchkin, I can't even begin to express to you the love your aunties have for you and your mommy. They all came together and threw her the cutest baby shower. Auntie Carrie transformed her bungalow to a baby suite and auntie Heidi put together fun games to entertain everyone. We are both so lucky to have the girls in our lives. I can't wait for you to meet them, they're going to show you so much love.
Thank you auntie Heidi, Carrie, Angie, Yami, Mindi, Jen and Sandy for a beautiful day.
Baby E, daddy bought a digital SLR camera to help him capture all the brand new moments with you. He is undoubtedly excited about catching every milestone you experience. The camera bag hasn't left your daddy since. Wherever we go, it goes. He's been practicing and getting ready for your first photo shoot.
As for mommy, her belly's increasing size is a definite clue that you are getting bigger every day, also growing is your brain. You are a little genus and can regulate your own body temperature and turn up the heat. You'll also start shedding the downy body hair that's been keeping you warm up till now.
My little peanut, you're getting pretty close to your birth length, you still have to chub out a bit. In fact, over the next 11 weeks, you'll more than double — or even come close to tripling — your weight.