Sunday, September 20, 2009

Welcome to the Second Trimester, Baby K! Week 14: A Week in the Life

It's Sunday and you know what that means! I am 14 weeks pregnant and my baby has spent 14 weeks growing in the womb. What is precious Baby K experiencing this week?

There is a lot happening this week! Little baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee and maybe even suck it's thumb! That's all according the Baby K is also stretching out a little and is approximately three and a half inches long and weighs one and a half ounces. Aw! By the end of this week, little baby will have arms that are in proportion to it's body, but the legs will still need to do some catching up. The liver is producing bile this week and the spleen is starting to help with the production of red blood cells. Man, my body is going to be busy.

Everything I have read tells me that baby is still too little for me to feel it, but I am absolutely sure I felt it on Friday. I was sitting down, eating lunch when all of a sudden, I feel three quick bubbles go pop pop pop right at the very base of my lower abdomen. I have never felt that before, ever. I think it was my baby, saying hi for the first time. I really do.

In other news outside the womb, we have officially begun our nursery project. It started yesterday with a trip to Lowe's to get paint, wainscotting, chair rail and a UV protected window screen. We're painting the nursery a pale yellow (and when I say we I mean hubs and maybe Daddy Mac, my father in law, because I can't help), and then we're going to put white wainscotting up about three feet from the baseboard. That idea was inspired by my little friend Kammy Fleener, whose nursery had a chair rail and I thought it was oh so pretty. The baby's nursery has a huge, western facing window so we'll need to put UV protecant screen up. We're probably going to do white curtains in there but we're not sure yet. Once that project is done, we're getting the nursery furniture.

Every day I get more and more excited about my baby! I have never been good at waiting but I think this 9 month gestation period serves two purposes: getting baby nice and ready for the world and making sure mama is ready in every aspect: physically, emotionally, mentally. God sure is smart! He knew what He was doing when He rigged this baby plan!

1 comment:

Tara said...

Love the chair rail idea ; ) We'll be doing it in both of their rooms at the new house. It really adds to the room.
Are you guys finding out what you're having? I love that you're doing yellow. I wanted to do lighter and darker yellow stripes but Isaac wouldn't let me : )