13 week old baby

Here is our baby today (5/9/2008)!

13 week baby

See ya next week!

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Correction…almost out of my first trimester

So, according to my books, the first trimester is 13 weeks long.  I knew there was something tricky about the trimesters!  So, I’ve got a few more days before I expect to receive my promised second wind.  This will be great because Jeff & I leave Saturday for St. John for a short (and much needed) vacation!!

I’ll update Friday before I go with a 13 week picture (if I have time to take it!) & my 14 week picture will not be against a white door in my house, but me on my balcony of the condo we’re staying in.  Yes, folks, you heard me right.  The Cronins will not be staying at their usualy spot, Maho Bay Camps, but will be staying at Estate Lindholm (where they spent the first two days of their honeymoon).  Jeff is splurging so that I can have a potty nearby without shoes and a flashlight required and air conditioning just in case it is hot, hot, hot!

We loved Estate Lindholm two years ago (go here) and I left this travel report.
I can’t wait to get back there and hang out with the owners and resident kitties!  Maybe I can sneak some Carib back for after I give birth!  It is the only beer I have ever actually liked.

All is well in baby land!  Talk to you soon!!

12 Weeks! I’m done with my first trimester

Yep – I’m done with the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy – it is amazing to me!  Here is what BabyCenter.com says about what is happening inside me:

How your baby’s growing:

The most dramatic development this week: Reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby’s brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (
about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

12 weeks

Now, what I can’t quite get straight in my head is this: Is this the decription of what is going on this coming week?  Or what happened this past week?  I’m assuming it is what is happening this week now that I’ve finished 12 weeks.  I think that is right.

I’ll post my 12 week picture this weekend!!

Ugh…What is This?

So, for the first time in my pregnancy I got sick today!  What on earth?  Is this some lame joke?

Now, I’ve been nauseous on and off through out the pregnancy and I do have very strong food aversions (please do not serve me chicken or pork!), but I haven’t actually gotten sick until today.

I got up, got dressed and got ready to follow Jeff to VW to drop off his car for inspection.  I fixed a bagel (very normal breakfast for me), but about half way through, I didn’t want it so I threw it away.  I decided to drink some OJ so that I could get my prenatal vitamin down.

Pants ironed and on the man, treats in the cats and dog and we were out the door.  Picked Jeff up from VW and headed to Chesterfield to drop him off at the Arboretum.  When we were almost there I started feeling really nauseous (again, very normal) and decided to grab my normal stomach settler, McD’s hashbrowns (2) and a small coke.  I dropped Jeff off and headed to McD’s, making it to the parking lot before the upchuck started.  No details – I promise.

I’ll just say I drove to an empty parking lot nearby so no one would see me getting sick and decide to skip breakfast that morning.  I then called Jeff and asked him to meet me in his parking lot with wet paper towels and tissues.  Once I got myself together, I headed to a gas station for a coke & then home.  So much for training for work today.

I’ve laid on the couch & slept a lot and now I’m going to do a couple things to get ready for work tomorrow.  Jeff’s car is ready so I’ll be heading to get him and to VW soon.  I’m supposed to go grocery shopping today, but I’m really not feeling it.  We’ll see if Jeff can fend for himself food-wise for tonight and I’ll go shopping tomorrow.

Lesson to future pregger women – always have supplies on hand for when the sickness hits.  Just because you’ve gone nearly 12 weeks without getting sick, doesn’t mean it won’t sneak up on you!

Hope all your days are not so icky!

Oh, Baby!

So Warren made me originally start this Xanga blog as a way for him to keep up with me.  Since then, he’s ditched Xanga and I’ve gotten a myspace page and a facebook page.  You’d think that would be enough.

Nope – he wants a Baby Blog now.  So I’m granting him his wish.  My goal is to update weekly on what is going on inside & outside me.  I will try to update more than I can right now – work is really busy.

As of today, I am 11 weeks 4 days pregnant.  For former pregnant ladies, that does not count any time prior to conception because I had a short monthly visitor after I was pregnant.  My dates were set using an ultrasound.

So far, the baby is named BEAN until we find out if we’re having a boy or girl.  After that, we’ll start calling Bean by his/her to-be-given name.

I’ll post pregnancy pics, too, but the one from last week is on my computer at home.

Thanks for checking in and keeping up with me!


Did you know that 1 out of every 100 children is born with a
Congenital Heart Defect?


For the 29 days of February, my friend Kim’s blog will be updated every day (matter fact, I copied this whole post from Kim’s blog), each with a focus on creating awareness for this overlooked, but very important health crisis. The blog will feature facts about this sometimes deadly defect, stories of inspiration and courage, and ideas for ways that you can help to spread the word about CHD and the need for public attention, government action and research funding. Throughout the month links will be added to support groups, research, facts and other useful information.

On each of the 7 days of the official CHD Awareness week (Feb. 7-14th, 2008), lists of seven items relating to CHD will be provided. Let’s see how creative it can get! Feel free to send in your ideas for lists of 7.

Send ideas, get inspired and most importantly – SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT CHD!!