Monday, November 14, 2011

Week 25 - Moving Right Along...

Hi All - BIG news in this week's update... I PASSED my glucose test at last week's appointment & we've reached the point of viability!! I was also measured for the first time at my appointment & doc said that I'm measuring at 27 weeks!! Either I'm giving birth to a monster baby, or Baby Baker is going to make his / her grand entrance before Feb 26! My doctor said that baby is taking all of my iron, which was leaving me feeling like poo, so I've started taking an iron supplement every other day. Appointments will start happening every 2 weeks now instead of 4!!

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary shout out to two of our besties, the Florys!! I know I said this on her FB page earlier today, but I really can't believe it's already been a year since we were all together in Las Vegas celebrating the nuptials of Sarah & Daron!! We love you guys - here's wishing you many, many more!!

Speaking of wedding celebrations, JD & I celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary this week!!! Every day has been a blessing spent as Mrs. JD Baker & I look forward to sharing many more years together!! :)

Here's what's going on with our sweet baby this week...

Your Pregnancy: Week 25 (
What You're Thinking:
"Why don't my shoes fit anymore? Am I pregnant in my feet, too?"
**side note - I have still been able to wear some of my favorite boots this season, which makes for one happy momma-to-be :)

Your Baby
Get ready for pat-a-cake! Baby's hands are now fully developed and he spends most of his awake time groping around in the darkness of your uterus. Brain and nerve endings are developed enough now so that your baby can feel the sensation of touch. That doesn't mean he can feel it when his father pokes your stomach, however, so tell him to knock it off. Other highlights include:

Your baby's arms and legs have grown to almost the proportions they will be at birth, which is still sort of short. So don't be alarmed when your newborn's arms barely clear his waist. Baby's nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, clear out (like he's taken a super-dose of Sudafed) and he can practice breathing through the nose. The structures of your baby's spine are now made up of 150 joints, 33 rings and some 1,000 ligaments. Can you believe you're growing something that complicated inside of you?

The capillaries, the teeniest blood vessels, are now forming in your baby's body, giving his formerly translucent skin a pink glow. The blood vessels in the lungs also develop this week. You'll see how well that worked out when your baby gives those lungs a workout while you're on line at the bank in a few months.

Your baby weighs about a pound and a half and is about 13½ inches long—roughly the length of one of those recorders you played in elementary school music class. Who's up for a round of "Hot Cross Buns?"

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