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Week #22

Here is a belly picture at 22weeks. It was taken last weekend right before we went for our level 2 ultra sound. We had to travel to Pensacola to have it done and were able to see the sections of the baby's brain, the chambers of the heart, direction of blood flow through the heart, straight spine and many other detailed organ shots. Unfortunately I am having trouble scanning the ultra sound pictures so you will have to settle of this picture of me not looking so hot, but it will give you an idea.

Middle Wife

Below is an email I received. I don't normally like getting forwards, but I could just see Alan doing this if he was a bit older.

The "Middle Wife" by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have
two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my
own second-grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always
have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and
usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model
airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never,
ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it
in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright,
very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the
class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. &q…

19 Weeks

Just a side note before you read the internet version of what's happening with the baby. Because of the dibetes the doctors won't let me go past 38 weeks so we ARE half way there!!!

Hello, Amy!

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces, and he measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the length of a small zucchini. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine, and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. If your baby is a girl, she has an astonishing six million eggs in her ovaries.
This is a crucial time for sensory development: Your baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. While you may think your womb is a quiet place, it's far from it and your baby may be able to hear what's going on now. What's he listening to? The main sounds are blood moving through your vessels, digestive noises from your stomach, and your voice. Some women like to ta…

Good News Day

Today has already had some really good news for us. I had my diabetes check up this morning and my A1C (this shows your control) was 6.5!!! Anything less than a 7 means no additional risks during pregnancy.

Then I had good mail. They accepted some credits that I wasn't sure they would accept and my Iowa teaching license was renewed!!! Now if I can just get 6 college credits by Aug. 2008 to keep my Colorado license current.

Daniel and Eddie get home from their trip to Texas tonight!!!

Sorry no pics. Hope you all have a GREAT week!!
Amy