Friday, July 17, 2009

Hi Daddy - 17 & 18 Week

Friday, July 10

Hi Daddy,

Today I am 17 weeks…thats 4 months and 1 week old! I am now a little over 5 inches long about the size of a baked potato; I know mommy sure has been eating a lot of those. Oh yeah I weigh almost a whole 5 ounces now!

I’ve been spending my time packing on fat this week. I’m adding fat stores that will keep me warm and cozy after I’m born. I’ve been spending a lot of time practicing sucking and swallowing so I can have it down pack for when I enter the world in a few months so I can get my grub on!

Those fingers and toes have something growing out of them which I found out are my nails and they are starting to grow now. That’s why you always see all those newborns were the mittens to keep them from scratching their beautiful faces.

Other than packing on the pounds that’s about it for me.

Love Always,
Your Little Minnie Me

Friday, July 17

Hi Daddy,

I am now 18 weeks old, so 4 ½ months old! I am about 5 ½ inches long about the size of a pickle and I weigh between 5 and 7 ounces.

Guess what Daddy??? My ears are now facing forward and completely formed so I can now HEAR you and mommy talking! So no more potty mouth because I can hear you!

This week I began ossification…I know a big word huh! Its when my miniature bones start to harden and that’s a good thing! I’m also making more and more complex nerve connections. My sense of smell, taste, sight and hearing are all developing! This substance stuff called myelin which makes nerve connection travel faster is now coating my nerves. Things are really coming into place now Daddy!

By now Mommy should really be feeling me moving around in her belly. Soon you will be able to see my tiny feet, elbows and knees moving across Mommy’s belly….cool huh?

Well that’s about all for now Daddy.

Love Always,
Your little Minnie Me

I went to the new office today. Didn't actually get to meet the doc as she was called away to some emergency meeting. However, I like the office. Staff is nice and friendly, they had water and snacks for us in the waiting room with Paul...something...Mall Cop playing. DH and I had saw it a few months ago, but it was nice to see a comedy playing. I asked the nurse practitioner who saw me about seeing the Doc and the Midwife and she said Dr. S likes to deliver all of her patients unless some unforeseen emergency comes up then the midwife steps in. I like that. They also see their patients every 3 weeks up until 27 weeks then every 2 weeks up until I think 32 or 34 or 36 weeks..can't quite remember but then it goes to once a week. My last Ob set my appointments for 4-5 weeks out.

Oh yeah they are scheduling me to go see a perinatologist (a different group than what I was going to before) to do the anatomy scan so I'll get to see my little girl again in a week or two. Then probably not so much after that. They said they send the anatomy scans to the perinatologist to handle but I'm pretty sure they have ultrasound equipment on site as well.

Well I think thats about it.


Flower said...

Sounds great!

Michele said...

yay! sounds like a great office! so glad you are getting good care and are going to see your little one soon!

Lissa said...

Missing your updates! Wanted to congratulate you on making it half way there! Unbelievable how fast time flies!

Christina said...

Hey missy!!! You need to update this more often!!! :)

Lady Lynn said...

Taschida! Where are you!!!! I have been thinking of you!!! UPDATE!!! PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!