Sunday, December 27, 2009
Anyways, here is what was up with week 17....
"Don't be too shocked but... your baby is EVEN bigger than it was last week, not to mention getting cuter, and smarter every day! As you’ve come to expect, there’s no shortage of growth and development this week: your fantastic little bean stalk has added yet another half inch to their overall height-- making them nearly half a foot long! Their little limbs have reached (or are within one week of) their relative proportions, and will continue to grow evenly with the rest of the body after this week. Reactive listening has begun for your baby, even though their ears are not yet structurally complete or fully functional. Meanwhile, different parts of their astonishingly complex brain are developing to process your little one’s hearing and other senses, (you know, sight, smell, taste and touch). Mind boggling factoid of the week: if you’re having going to have a little girl, her ovaries have already produced millions of primordial egg cells, which, within a few weeks, will develop into actual eggs! Phew… just wait till she’s a teenager eh?"
and here's a little about week 18....
"We have two more ounces! Your "getting bigger-n-better by the minute baby" is already up to 7 ounces and 6 inches! This is a big week for their baby skin. There are now two distinct layers—the epidermis (or the surface skin) and dermis. Currently, their skin is covered with a greasy, waxy, cheese-like substance, known as vernix caseosa. Sure, it sounds pretty nasty, but this mixture of fatty secretions covering your little swimmer from head to toe is the best way to protect their oh-so-thin skin from bruising and abrasions as well as chapping caused by amniotic fluid exposure (and your little one is swimming in that stuff!). Still don’t like the fact your little darling is currently slathered in fatty cream like a greased pig? Well, you know the birthing process? Where you have to push something the size of a watermelon out a hole the size of a grape? That adorable little greased piglet would have a lot harder time getting through the birth canal without the vernix caseosa. Fun fact for momma’s with baby girls: it’s a uterus within a uterus! Your little girl will have developed a uterus and vagina canal by the end of this week."
Ew. Cheese like substance? Uhm... that doesn't seem too cute. ha ha.
I also had a doctors appointment during my 17th week and they set up my appointment for find out the sex of the baby. It's set for January 5th, 2010 and I can NOT wait! :D
So, I ask you... what do you think? Is it a boy or a girl? :)
Mama Bear says Bye!
Friday, December 11, 2009
"Your nearly four-inch long gymnast is happily mobile inside your womb and if you're really lucky, you’ll notice a point when your sneezing, coughing or laughing results in a little kick here or a poke there. Still, many women don't feel anything until the 17th week or later. Although the poking and kicking isn't very charming during sleeping hours, it’s a good sign as it means your baby is actually reacting to outside events. Yay! You’ve got yourself one active healthy baby! Their little elbows and knees are bending more freely this week and their little legs are finally growing longer than their arms and getting pumped up for prenatal Richard Simmons. Many of their major organ systems are increasing in capacity—particularly that amazing tiny heart and complex circulation system, which is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood per day, and will increase to a very impressive 200 quarts per day by the end of the pregnancy. As far as hair goes, we’ve got some new scalp patterns beginning to develop on the head, although actual head hair is not yet present."
Well, I guess I'm lucky because I felt my little baby move a little bit here and there during my 15th week. It's only at night time when I lay a certain way and I'm really quiet and paying attention. It's very subtle but it's almost a familiar feeling. It makes me happy to feel it. :)
Now, this week is the most common week to find out what I have inside me, although my doctor will not do my anatomy screening until I'm 18 - 20 weeks along... but that's not too long! I'm going to beg my doctor to do it right before Christmas. It'll be right before my 18th week begins, so hopefully, I can get her to cave in... teehee.
The only lame part and negative side effects I'm feeling is ligament pains in my stomach. Those hurt and make me feel sick. I've also been getting some nausea again... the other day I threw up my lunch... ew.
Okay, so here's what it says about week 16, cause I know you all are dying to know... ;)
"Their head to body ratio is finally starting to even out a bit as the rest of the body is actually growing faster than the head at this point. Yes, your little light bulb is not so top-heavy. Their adorable little limbs have lengthened, almost reaching their normal proportions which they will have at birth. Their eyes are still closed but moving and if you had an ultrasound, which many doctors recommend you have at about this time, you may even see your little one sucking on a thumb, not to mention the necessary signifiers to let you know whether you’ve got a wee lad or lassie."
Not too much but it's neat that their eyes are developing. I think that it can hear loud noises now, but I'd have to do some research on that before I say before... I heard bout the 16th week is when they start to hear and what not, but I've been talking to baby since I found out! Jack actually talked to my belly, pets it, and has kissed it... which I totally think is awesome. I'm a lucky girl.
Anyways, that bout sums it all up! :D I'm going to start taking bets soon on the sex, so place your wages soon. :P
Monday, November 30, 2009
Anyways, this week is pretty neat. A lot of growing (and not just on baby, my butt is definitely getting bigger...) and stress. But, I'm doing okay and I start a new job this week that I am freakin' stoked about. :D woohoo!
Okayyy, so this is what's happening this week:
"At about 3.5 inches long, their little body and limber limbs are coordinated enough for loads of complicated motions. In fact, their whole body is moving right now! You're not feeling it because their current size is still a bit too small to make an impact you'd recognize. Still, their movements are recognizable on an ultrasound. Speaking of which, you shoud be scheduling one with your health care provider! Week 16 is the classic date as you can usually determine whether your little one is going to pee standing up or sitting down. Your baby is also starting to develop the ability to move their eyes this week, although the eyelids still remain fused shut. What's more, they can make all sorts of fun facial expressions as they practice squinting, frowning, and grimacing. Cute development of the week: their little hands can grasp at things and they may already be sucking their thumb!"
That's pretty cute... I hope it's sucking it's thumb. D'awww. :3
Oh, and his/her little heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood!
Mkay, that's bout it.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Well, exciting news. I am officially in my second trimester and the chances of carrying to term in 90%! That takes a lot of stress off me and makes me much worry free. This past week has been a pretty good one. I had my first trimester screening and it went really well, everything should be a-okay in there. I also had another ultra sound and it was so awesome. I got to hear the heart beat for the first time and see him/her move around all over the place. At the beginning of the ultrasound, it was sleeping and being very still, but the ultra sound tech started moving me around and mashing on my belly and it startled him/her awake. (which was totally cute to see...) It kicked its little legs out and swung its fists over their face and then turned away... :) aw. He/she was moshing in my belly!
Anyways, I'm still very tired all the time, although I have been making it past 10:30 these past couple of days... I think I didn't go to bed last night til Midnight... Woah!
Welp, anywho- this is what my little mosher is up to this week:
"He or she now weighs about 2.5 ounces and is roughly 3.5 inches in length. Little hairs, known as lanugo, will start to cover their body this week, as their sense of taste and smell are further refined. Their cozy little amniotic sac is also increasing in size and mass as it continues to fill with more fluid."
It is also practicing smiling, grimacing, frowning, and squinting.
Last night my mom told me that she was getting really excited about me having a baby. That made me feel good.
I .heart. my baby. :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This coming up Thursday, the 19th, I have another doctor appointment. I'm getting a first trimester screening... which is where they take a piece of the placenta and is testing the baby for birth defects or chromosomal deficiencies. Even though I am sure there is nothing wrong with the little baby, I just want to be 100% sure and plus, I get another ultra sound and I will take any opportunity to to see my baby wiggle around. Yeah! I am kinda nervous though, I'm not really sure how they do the test and that kinda freaks me out. Plus, my Mom can't go with me because she's going to be out of town doing something for her work, and Jack has to work. :( -sigh- But I really hope Natalie can come with me, because I really, really don't want to go by myself. I get scared.
Anyways, here's what my little baby bee is up to this week:
"Even though your little Einstein’s body is still growing quite rapidly 2 inches long right now, the overall super-speedy growth of their amazing brain continues to leave the head proportionately larger than the body— and is actually slightly more than one third of their total body mass! The head and neck are still straightening at this point as can be seen by their little chin lifting off of the chest. Your baby is also actively rehearsing “breathing” by using amniotic fluid to prepare the lungs for future air respiration.
The big news: your little pooper is now officially going to need diapers! Although a majority of the waste produced is transferred to the mother’s system for discharge (to avoid having it linger in the amniotic sac), some urine is released to the amniotic fluid and your baby will actually breathe it in before it passing it on to your for discharge. Not to worry, urine--in this particular form, is completely harmless to your baby."
Ew, that last part is kinda... disgusting. Ha Ha... but oh well. Least I don't gotta buy any diapers for awhile! Bwahah!
Oh! and last week I was at Babies R Us and I found the crib bedding I really, really want. :) It's got baby animals on it and lots of different colors, so if it's a boy or girl, it will work out. (I say this because I plan on painting the babies room before I find out the sex, My sister and I are planning to paint when she comes home for the holidays.)
Okay! Well, there you go! There's this week.
See you next week.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
"Maybe you’ve noticed… your baby is a super-duper grower! Your lil' fetus will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week and has already achieved fruit-size-status comparable to a plum. What's more, your little scientist is already starting to explore their body, focusing most intently on touching their head, and especially their face and mouth. Their mouth in particular will provide them with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because your baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, your baby's smelling and other olfactory senses will begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide your baby with their first experiences of taste and smell."
:D This makes me happy. I was also thinkin about how my baby's personality will be. Gah! I can't wait!! :D
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Nothing's really changing for me, still same ol' same ol'... I almost pee'd on myself, that kinda sucked... Thank you coughing fit...
Anyways, this is what my wittle wombmate is up to:
"Your astonishingly tiny baby has been hard at work growing as fast as possible—almost doubling in size in the past three weeks! Amazingly, you’re in for a repeat size doubling performance within the next three weeks! Your tiny champion still weighs less than a quarter of an ounce but has already completed the most critical stage of their development. Using Doppler technology, your doctor or gynecologist can let you hear their tiny rapid fetal heartbeats this week (145-165 beats per minute!). Chances for miscarriage are greatly reduced when the heartbeat can be detected, so take a sigh of relief if you’ve been needing one—it hasn’t been an easy ten weeks! What’s more, they’re getting ready to make their first baby poop! Your little one’s major organ systems are developing, including a functioning digestive tract capable of moving food all the way through their bowels. The final shiny gold star on their fetal behavior chart for the week: your little scrapper has already developed defense mechanisms to protect them on reflex!"
ALSO: My baby is starting to form irises of his eyes annnnnnnnnnd he/she is developing fingernails... and that makes me a happy mama. :)
Kay, that's all. See you in a couple days!
Friday, October 23, 2009
WELL WELL WELL WELL... I am now in week 9. I've had a pretty exciting week, I had my doctors appointment on the 20th and got to see my little baby for the first time. She/he was so wiggly and I could see it's little heart beat flickering away at a proud 169bpm. It was really exciting and shocking... I can't wait to see it again... that'll be in another 4 weeks, though. :( Then they're going to do a first trimester screening, looking for birth defects and what not. It was an optional thing, but I'd rather know now to be prepared rather than it get sprung on me later... ya know?
Anyways, yesterday (the 23rd) I had an actual visit with my doctor and they had to do an awfully awkward papsmear, (haha, and I made Jack stay in the room to hold my hand) and had to get my blood drawn... I also had to drink this disgusting sugary drink, yuck. :/ It wasn't a bad trip, it was actually kinda fun and pretty informative. :)
Okies, here's a peak of what's happenin' with the peanut in my uterus:
"Congratulations! Your amazing growing baby has been accepted into to the fetus-club, a very exclusive and exiting new stage in their prenatal development. Basically, this means the little sweet pea has graduated from swimming embryo creature to a recognizable human being! This week in particular, the irises of their little eyes can function, but (frustratingly for them?) their eyelids remain fused shut for a while yet. Their external ears are formed and their inner ears are now filled with fluid—so your little one is already developing their sense of balance. Your baby's little swimmer legs are still relatively, although other bodily developments are going forward at a nice pace: their kidney is actually functioning now, which means they’ve started urinating (this might seem charming now but wait till you have to start buying diapers!)."
Ew... my baby is peeing in meee :( What's even grosser is that they swallow it and it's just a vicious cycle of drinkin the pee, then peein' the pee. haha.
Oh, and I'd like to thank everyone who has been following my blog. It means a lot to me when you tell me you like it. :) Thank you! You all are the best! -hugs-
Til' next week....Mamabear out!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
8 weeks today! YAHOO!! 4 more weeks and I'll be outta the scare zone (aka: first trimester) and some big stuff will really be happening. I'm excited, we've made it this far... even though the little one has been pretty quite down there... I haven't been experiencing many symptoms... mostly just fatigue and some crazy mood swings (who knows, I could just be taking advantage of being a bitch! :P) But as for nausea, the little hasn't kept me too ill. Turns out the baby HATES mexican food, and will make me vomit in a very painful, suffocating type fashion. My ta-ta's aren't that painful, which is good when you gotta lug the ones I have around... heh.
Anyways, according to baby gaga, this is whats happening in Hotel Del Womb:
"You've got one whole inch of baby inside of you! Your little embryo has finally reached the one-inch mark (30mm). And if it were possible to take a peek, you could actually see your tiny baby without a telescope! What’s more, your baby is finally starting to take on some very distinct human features. For starters, their little tail (really just the spinal cord) has disappeared completely. It’s nice to know your baby can no longer be mistaken for a sea creature! Additionally, both their toes and fingers are prominent with very little, if any, webbing. Upper and lower limbs all show recognizable joints (elbows and knees) and the lower limb bones are starting to ossify. But don’t expect your baby to resemble either parent quite yet. Right now, your baby’s head is disproportionately larger than the rest of their body--making up almost half of your little one’s height and weight!"
SWEET! I ACTUALLY KIND OF HAVE SOMETHING RESEMBLING A BABY INSIDE ME!!
This calls for a celebration!! Drinks anyone?
Kidding, kidding.... But I could go for some frozen yogurt soon. I will let anyone who offers take me.
See you later, alligators!! :3
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I was feeling my lower tummy today and you can feel how it's getting harder under neath my skin and it's really really really awesome. I'm not getting much morning sickness, mostly the twingy cramping still from my uterus growing or whatever. It's normal until like the 6th month or so. Cool, huh?
By the way-- this is what is going on this week:
This is going to be a busy week for your amazing little embryo. Their brain is still growing remarkably fast; miniature hand plates are starting to develop and the early formations of what will be their fingers are already visible. Also, the lower limbs do not develop quite as fast, so they’re pretty much still flippers. Up until this point, your baby has been very curled up with the head and tail in close proximity, but this week their trunk and neck are beginning to grow and straighten as their tail recedes into its resting position in the back. Even though your little miracle is only 6 weeks old, they’re already capable of demonstrating reflex responses to touch!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Ugh, So... last night before I went to bed, I had my first battle of "morning sickness" (or midnight sickness, whatever.)
I asked Jack not to listen because I'm weird about people hearing me throw up... and even though I turned on the water in the bathroom-- he still heard me. And it made me want to cry.
This morning I woke up and felt like being super sick-- but, luckily, I held it back... No throw up for me.
Hopefully, I won't have it too terribly bad... then again, I'm not that far along... I can only imagine what the next week will bring me. :(
WHY DO WOMEN LOVE BEING PREGNANT?! ....sigh.
Friday, September 25, 2009
That is some intense stuff... Be careful, little baby. Your libel to fall over with that big o' head of yours. ;)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
That's a lot of crazy stuff that's happening already!
Monday, September 21, 2009
I'm sorry, I didn't plan to get pregnant. I really didn't, and honestly I wish that it could be better timing. I'm missing out on the things I really wanted to enjoy in life. I feel selfish for some reason.
Anyways, two weeks along... which is barely nothing. According to baba-gaga.com, this is what is going on... "Your little blastocyst is now separating into two distinct parts: the amniotic cavity (or yolk sac) and the embryo (your baby-to-be). The yolk sac’s main job is to protect and nourish your baby until the placenta is fully formed. Right now, the placenta is just beginning to take shape, but won’t be complete for another 8 weeks or so. The beginnings of the umbilical cord are visible and partly functional, although it is still not fully formed."
A blastocyst? What kind of word is that? Blastocyst... I'm not even sure how to say it.
Anyways, that's all I have for an update. I'm estimating the babies arrival around June 8th... hopefully sooner, I really want to see my sister graduate.
Mama Bear out.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Well, hello. As my first post, I feel obligated to tell you all a little about myself, my story, and my current situation. Most of you probably know who I am, but those who don't, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Schylar. I am 18 years young and pregnant. Yep, you heard me... pregnant. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand there are tons of girls out there, much younger than I, having children, but man, was this a shocker!! You see, I had lots of really detailed future plans for myself. I wanted to get my head on straight and do what I had to do to make lots of money, get a good home, find a fantastic job, and live the American dream. (You know the one I'm talking about, married to a man with a three figure income, in a warm suburban home, with the 2.5 kids... you get the picture.) Well, looks like there were other plans for me. My ex-boyfriend, Jack, and I were talking and I mentioned I had a late period. I had informed him that the only reason that I could think of was because I was very sick with the flu and my body had put it off... When I had first missed my period I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative. I didn't really worry about it, but when my period was still late, I still didn't really worry, I thought it'd roll around eventually... after all, I was just sick. Anyways, like I said, I had mentioned that I was still late to Jack and he thought it'd be a good idea to get a test. Just to be sure. Well, Jack and I went off to the store, picked out the clearblue digital pregnancy test and we took it home. Now, I wasn't thinking "Oh, I'm pregnant." I was thinking quite the opposite. I took the test, set it down and while I was waiting I put my things away and I came back into the bathroom, picked up the test... "Pregnant". Written clear as day, and my heart started pounding, I started to breathe funny, and I just yelled at Jack that he needed to read this. I was crying so hard that I thought I was going to pass out. My mom was in the living room at the time, met me in the hall and walked me to a chair while she went and got my father. They were both very supportive, but I still very upset. I asked Jack to please leave, because I really needed some alone time to think. I sat there, trying my best not to cry. A million questions and feelings were rushing through my entire skull. "What was I going to do? How am I going to tell people? What about school? What about money? How was I going to provide for my baby?" Mom was very, very supportive. Telling me that this was not the end of the world and that everything happens for a reason. She told me that her and dad love me more than anything and that they will be here for me completely. I took those words to heart, and although I was terrified, they calmed me down. I know that my parents would never abandon me, as scary as the entire situation was. I went to bed that night had dreams of just reading the test, over and over again. Jack and I spoke about what our situation would be. I told him that even though I'm pregnant, that I did not want to get back together at this point in time, but I did want him to be apart of the babies life and to be a supportive father, and he agreed to change the things he needs to be able to provide for his baby.
As of today, I went to the doctor and got an official "yes, your eggo is preggo." And again, I cried and cried and cried, but once I started talking about it, realizing all the supportive people I have around me makes me feel fantastic and that this entire thing isn't the end of the world. People love me regardless and support my decisions. I'm lucky and maybe this is all a blessing in disguise. :)
I start my prenatal vitamins tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to other pregnancy woes... I mean seriously, my boobs already hurt, I'm cramping cause my uterus is growing, and I can't control whether I cry or not... Now, I'm going to deal with morning sickness, a growing belly, and being tired all the time? Are we sure this thing isn't a parasite? ;)
Anyways, that's all for now.
Mama Bear out! :)