Thursday, January 8, 2009

13 Weeks!!

We start week 13 today! I guess depending on what book you read I'm either on my last week of the first trimester or starting the 2nd. I guess I'll go with it being our last week of 1st tri, but I can't figure out why on this subject, the books differ so much. Oh well.

What's going on with the babies?? They're the size of peaches. Can you believe it?? How amazing :) "Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)"

Our doctor's appointment that was scheduled for next Tuesday had to be moved to Wednesday. No biggie, Dr. S was scheduled for surgery that day. That means we'll be seeing the dr one day before 14 weeks. We'll be discussing our big 20 week ultrasound at that visit. I'm super excited to find out when we'll be seeing these babies on the "high tech" machine and hopefully finding out what they are. I can't wait to find out if we're having a Camille and Nathan, two Camilles or two Nathans. Last weekend we visited BabiesRUs to look at bedding and strollers. It's not going to be easy to find a double stroller for newborns that we can see in store. We found some bedding that we liked as possibilities. We were also talking about names. We have our favorites on a list but James doesn't want to narrow it down too much or get too attached to an idea that they're any specific gender yet. I see his point. I've kind of already decided it's one boy and one girl so if it turns out that I'm wrong, I'll have to adjust my thinking. I don't think I'll be disappointed for a second but I'll have to prepare in a different way.

One thing that's dog, Bailey, will not leave my side. She follows me everywhere, wants to be cuddled up next to me, follows me to the bathroom, and tries to jump in the bed with me each night. James thinks she knows and just wants to be near me, kind of nesting with me. It's cute, most of the time. Sometimes it can be frustrating, then she just looks at me and I melt. James said he has a feeling he's going to be the disciplinarian since I let the dog get away with everything. What can I say.....I'm a softie!!

Shan, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and I'm sending LOTS of HUGS your way!!!


Katie said...

My dog's doing the exact same thing! And like you said, it's mostly cute, but he's a little black pug and we have dark colored rugs throughout our house, so I keep accidentally stepping on him when I'm cooking dinner or getting ready in the morning. Poor think he'd learn, but nope. Sometimes I even stop abruptly when he's following me and there are times where he'll walk right into the back of my legs because he's following so closely. What a goofball.

Shannon said...

I cant wait to hear what your having! I can just imagine how excited you are.
That is honestly too cute about Bailey. I can just see Dutchie doing the same thing. However she already followed me around everywhere. When I was in the shower I would glance out and see Dutchie sitting on top of the heating vent just waiting for me. So James can call me a softie too :-)
Thanks so much for everything! You have been such a huge blessing and comfort during this time