Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Week 35

We are getting close now. The baby is huge, it takes up every bit of space it can. Amy is having regular checkups now and the Dr. says everything is going well. The baby gets the hiccups quite often and you can see them play out on the outside of Amy's belly. has this to say:

Your baby weighs about 4 pounds 12 ounces (2.15 kilograms) right now, although later in pregnancy there is more room for variation than in the beginning of pregnancy. Your baby is putting on an average of .5 pounds a week at this point. The length is reaching 18 inches from head to toe, as opposed to the earlier measurements from crown to rump. All organ systems have been present for a long time, now they are just putting on the final touches before birth.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Week 34

Alright, I am a little late, week 34 started on the 23rd, but anyway the baby is about 4 pounds 7 oz and 16.8 inches long according to According to the Dr. ours is a little larger than normal.

I was able to feel him while he was really moving last night. He is huge. There is not a single part of Amy's belly that is not moving now. There is a limb everywhere. He definately wants to come out and play.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Amy and the BellyGuards

Try getting to see the baby kick with this crew in the way.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Car Seat

So I had to wrestle with the car seat base a little to get it in there right and now that it is I don't think it is coming out. We bought a second base for Amy's parents car so that we can just snap the whole car seat in and out of the seperate cars.

I think with the addition of the car seat to my station wagon I have officially gone from red sports car driving Clint to Soccer-Dad Clint. All I need is an honor roll sticker on the back. Oh well, at least I can still light up the Harley when I want.

I think maybe I will drive a little crazy with the empty car seat back there just to see people's reactions. Maybe I should strap it to the roof rack, although that might get me arrested.

Just about 6 weeks to go, not too long now and I am really getting excited.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Week 33

Hello, everyone. We are going into week 33 now and had our birthing class this past weekend. It made for a long day but it was worth it for a little piece of mind and so that Amy could compare herself to all the other pregos. She fared well. This week has this to say:

Your baby has surfactant, which helps baby breathe after birth, coating the alveoli in the lungs. After this week, if your baby is born, you have less of a chance of apnea of prematurity. S/he weighs about four pounds (1.8 kilograms).

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Week 32

Saturday we have an 8 hour class on childbirth, should be a good time. has this to say about week 32

Your baby's movements will peak this week. From now on the will change in quantity and quality. Remember to do your Fetal Kick Counts. Most of the wrinkles are disappearing from your baby's face, and there may be a lot of hair on their head! The weight gain has been fairly incredible recently. Your baby has put on about 2 pounds of weight, mostly fat and muscle tissue, since last month, bringing the total to about three pounds eleven ounces (1.7 kilograms), and measurements to 40 cms or 15.8 inches!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Recent Belly Shot

Here is Amy posing next to the crib, you can get a real good idea of her belly in this shot.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Big Weekend

This was a big weekend. Friday I brought Cindy Gode home to surprise Amy which went well. Cindy surprised us with a bag of presents for the baby. Here are a few of them.

Also, we painted drawer knobs for the baby's dresser.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Belly: Week 31

Here is the latest picture of the basketball now attached to my wife.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Week 31

You may worry that if you are breathless from walking or sometimes even just sitting that your baby is in danger. This is not true. Your baby is getting plenty of oxygen from your placenta.
The baby's irises can now dilate and contract in response to light. Due to the deposits of white fat underneath the skin the baby's skin is no longer red but pink, and your baby weighs about three pounds and five ounces (1.5 kilograms). The finger nails may reach the end of the hands.

He is getting big. You can just about make out his whole foot through Amy's belly now.