BABY BUMP & ULTRASOUND PICTURES
Friday, March 30, 2012
I want to take this moment to write about the night we found out you were a girl. I never want to forget the sweet details!
From earlier blogs, you can tell that Mommy and Daddy had names picked out pretty early on. Mommy was quietly rooting for team pink, while Daddy was confident that he could only make baby boys. I thought you were a girl from the start due to the high heartbeat theory.
The ultrasound was scheduled on your Grandpa Baker's 50th birthday! What a great birthday gift you were that day! We (G & G Dason, G & G Baker, G & G Thompson, Aunt Courtney, Uncle Mike, Jordyn, Nevaeh , Great G & G Richards, Great G. Martin.....and of course Mommy and Daddy) all went to Ultrasona, which is an elective 3d/4d ultrasound place for the entire family. Technology is WONDERFUL....to be able to tell your gender as early as 14 weeks gestation is UNBELIEVABLE!
The appointment was at 6pm.....It was extremely long day at work....waiting until the ultrasound......As soon as the tech put the probe on Mommy's belly, Mommy knew your gender right away! Mommy's tears started flowing.......I remember looking at her and thinking that if she knew that quickly then you surely had to be a boy, because Mommy must see the little pee pee poking out. I looked and looked at the screen....searching for the penis........finding none.......then it dawned on me......Mommy knew immediately because she didn't see a little pee pee! I squealed....."I know what the baby is, too".......and I remember your Daddy saying......."Don't tell me yet!" He wanted to try and figure it out himself.......but then the tech typed the words "I'm a Girl" on the screen and we all burst out with excitement! When we asked the tech how sure she was on your gender.....her response was, "Well, if it is a boy, he is missing a penis!" I think Mommy cried the whole time and I know for a fact that at that very moment, Daddy fell deeply in love with his little girl!
Today while shopping at Hobby Lobby, Mommy found herself in the crafting isle with a onsie and some iron on letters and bows......then she found herself crying while shopping.......yes crying........ She can't believe that God has blessed her with you.......Her beautiful baby girl that she has been dreaming of. The above picture is the cute little outfit that your Mommy made for you! Pretty talented lady, isn't she!? You are one lucky little girl! Sooooo Very Loved!
One day, I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing about you!
Love, Grandma Dason
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Grandma and Grandpa Dason are counting down HOURS until we see you on the 3D/4D ultrasound (14w1d) tomorrow! I have been surfing the 4D ultrasounds online to get an idea of what you will look like. You will be able to squint, frown, grimace, and possibly suck your thumb! You should be measuring about 3 1/2 to 4 inches and weigh around 1 1/2 ounces!
You are starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over your body. Your liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and your spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though Mommy can't feel your tiny strong punches and kicks yet, your little hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active so she is feeling you flutter around like a butterfly.
Tomorrow when I post, I will actually stop calling you baby bean, or baby Thompson and will call you by name! Can't wait!!!!
Love, Grandma Dason
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
3 more days until we get to see the little swimmer! CAN'T WAIT!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
SECOND TRIMESTER!!!! According to BabyCenter.com, your fingerprints have formed on your tiny fingertips, your veins and organs are clearly visible through your thin skin, and your body is starting to catch up with your head — which makes up just a third of your body size now. If you are a girl, you now have more than 2 million eggs in your ovaries. Just think....one of those eggs will make my great grandchild one day (if you are a girl)! Pretty neat thing to think about! You are also almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weigh nearly an ounce! We get to see you in one more week with a 3d/4d ultrasound......Then we can start calling you by name....Will your name be Gracyn Olivia or Cooper Joseph????
We love you!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Your cousin Nevaeh met her brand new cousin, Kailin Amora! She was real gentle patting her head, rubbing her face and holding her hand. She kept saying...."That's a baby!....Awe baby!". Your Mommy was there also.....When Nevaeh was asked where Aunt Caitlin's baby was, she touched your Mommy's belly. This time she asked Aunt Caitlin, "Why is the baby hiding from me?". LOL. I look forward to the day Nevaeh meets you for the first time!
Love Grandma Dason
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Caitlin felt the rolling bubbles feeling again when the baby kicked the Doppler and moved way from the probe! Pretty cool! I look forward to the day she feels the wave of bubbles from the baby's movement when not listening through the doppler!
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Dear Baby Bean,
According to BabyCenter.com....the most dramatic development this week are reflexes. Your fingers will soon begin to open and close, your toes will curl, eye muscles will clench, and your mouth will make sucking movements! In fact, when Mommy prods her abdomen, you squirm away in response, although she won't be able to feel it. (One time she felt rolling bubbles when prodding with the doppler...She thinks it was you moving away!) Your intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into your abdominal cavity about now, and your kidneys will begin excreting urine into your bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and your brain, synapses are forming furiously. Your face looks unquestionably human: Your eyes have moved from the sides to the front of your head, and your ears are right where they should be! (We saw your beautiful profile last week during the ultrasound!) From crown to rump, you are about 2 1/2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weigh half an ounce. Your sex organs are developed and distinguishable, however, most ultrasound places like to wait until you grow a little bigger before making a 100% guarantee on whether or not you are a boy or a girl!
Mommy's uterus has grown to the point where her OB can now feel the top of it (the fundus) low in her abdomen, just above the pubic bone (about the size of a softball!). Actually, the nurse was able to find your heartbeat by a doppler within seconds of placing it on Mommy's belly. (Around the 170 range). Mommy is already wearing maternity clothes so she can breathe! All of her pants have been unbuttoned for a few weeks now!
Many internet sites show 12 weeks as a milestone! The risk for miscarriage drops to 3% !!! By the end of this week, we can comfortably say that Mommy is in her second trimester!
We only have two more weeks until we find out if you are a boy or a girl....either way, we will be happy! Love you baby bean!
Love, Grandma Dason
Sunday, March 11, 2012
This is what I found on the internet:
One way is to look at development. This way, 2nd trimester starts at 12 weeks and 3rd starts at 27 weeks.
Another is by gestation - this simply divides the 40 weeks of pregnancy into three equal stages, which gives 2nd trimester starting at 13 weeks and 3 days. 3rd trimester starts at 26 weeks and 5 days this way.
The third is by conception - take the 38 weeks of pregnancy that occur after conception and divide that into three equal stages. This way gives 2nd trimester starting at 14 weeks and 5 days, while 3rd trimester starts at 27 weeks and 3 days.
The third trimester dates all seem to fall pretty close together at around 27 weeks, which is why I guess the conflict doesn't seem to arise there, but there are vastly different dates for second trimester. Averaging them out gives something around 13 weeks, but information will vary as to which method was actually used to calculate them.
I think we will go with 13 weeks as the start of Caitlin's 2nd trimester, which will be on March 19 2012.....I keep saying extra prayers for little baby Thompson !
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We got to see the baby move a few times, but not a lot. The Tech didn't keep one position long enough on the screen for us to see movement, so we only caught glimpses of it here and there. The ultrasound tech assured us that the baby looked perfect at this stage in the pregnancy with a strong healthy heartbeat! She pointed out the placenta and stated that although it is early in the pregnancy for placenta previa, she does see a partial previa. Actually I can't remember if she said partial or marginal (which equals the degree of the placenta on the cervix) but I do remember her saying that most likely it will migrate up and out of the way! She doesn't see any signs of a clot or bleed in the uterus that would be causing the spotting that Caitlin is experiencing. The MFM OB congratulated Caitlin on a healthy pregnancy. She stated that it is not uncommon for women to bleed during pregnancy and Caitlin may or may not be bleeding (spotting) due to the previa. The OB said she bled throughout all 4 of her pregnancies for no reason and ended up with healthy babies!
Caitlin goes back to this OB when she is 18 weeks (April 24) for the level II ultrasound for all the detailed measurements of vital organs. Luckily we will already know the sex of the baby by then. If we had to wait another 7 weeks....this grandma would go stir crazy! Our next elective 3D/4D ultrasound is on March 27th. By the heartbeat, I am guessing a girl.....we'll know for sure in 3 weeks!
Caitlin sees her regular OB tomorrow to review the records this OB sends. Not sure if he will release her to go back to work since she is still spotting here and there. Will post again tomorrow.
Monday, March 5, 2012
You are just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a lime and are almost fully formed. Your hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under your gums, and some of your bones are beginning to harden.
You are already busy kicking and stretching, and your tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as your body grows and becomes more developed and functional. Mommy won't feel your acrobatics for another month or two — nor will she notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that your diaphragm is forming. But she definitely knows you are active because you constantly move away from Doppler every time she catches your heartbeat!
We get to see you tomorrow on an ultrasound....can't wait!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
UPDATE: The morning belly measures 34" round.....about the same as last week....pretty normal to feel and measure bigger in evenings on a belly full of food! :-)
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