Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We're 5 months along!

Hello everybody! We're back in Texas after a long, relaxing Christmas week.

Baby Crawford is doing great. His/her lips, eyelids and eyebrows are becoming more distinct. BC's also getting some little tooth buds underneath his gums.

So at 22 weeks (and 4 days), baby Crawford is a little older than the youngest baby known to have survived outside the womb. The picture on the left is her little almost-22-week-old feet! This just amazes me!

I am getting impatient for more frequent kicking, but at least I feel baby move every day, usually a couple different times. It's good to get a daily reminder that he's still in there!

Sarah, JC and 1 lb baby

Monday, December 22, 2008

21 weeks

We're 21 weeks now and feeling great! Baby BC is 10 1/2 inches long now and weighs 3/4 of a pound - supposedly the length of a carrot this week. (But a carrot doesn't seem very cute and cuddly, actually rather pokey, so I don't like to think of him/her as a carrot.)

JC and I are heading to Atlanta tonight for Christmas to visit this blog's biggest fans. It's exciting to think we're on track to have a 7-month-old (prime gerber baby age) next year and graduate to Santa!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

halfway there!

Today I am 20 weeks pregnant - the halfway point! Baby is the size of a banana this week.

You may be wondering how our baby grew from a tomato or bell pepper in the last couple weeks to a banana. This week doctors start measuring the baby from head to toe, instead of head to "rump" - mainly because babies start stretching out more and it becomes a better indicator of how big they actually are.

On another note, the boy votes (on the poll to the right) finally caught up with the girl votes this week. I guess it is a 50-50 shot!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

baby's on the move!

I'm really noticing BC moving around now! Just today I've felt him a few different times. It's like an eye twitch - involuntary, weird movement you can't foresee or control. I'm totally loving it!! As if I needed something else to kick my baby excitement up another notch...
Oh, and Dad, my most faithful blog commenter - I'm pretty sure this time it's not the 4 pounds of turkey and 3 pies I consumed over Thanksgiving.

Friday, December 5, 2008

19 week update

Awkward moment yesterday - when taking a professional Free Market staff picture, the flamboyant photographer pointed at me and said, "hey blue (referencing my shirt color), your jacket is puckering." Hey buddy, I'm pregnant, so BACK OFF!

I do appreciate the fact that I'm not knocking over people when I walk by and everything, but I am in that awkward beer gut stage. Pregnancy is funny that way - you feel hungover, fat, but haven't had a drink in four months!

But seriously, I'm doing great and not feeling hungover anymore. And besides gaining 12 pounds (CRAP!!!!!) in 4 months, I don't feel too fat.

We had our monthly Dr. appt. today! Baby is 8 ounces and all organs, etc. look great on the sonogram. We got some very cute profile shots but they aren't 3D, so it's not anything to cry with joy over compared to last week.

Thanks for reading!
Sarah, JC, and bell pepper-sized baby

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I might have felt a kick last night! I don't know for sure; it might have been my tummy rumbling. I know this happens for all pregnant women at some point, but it still is blowing my mind.
Don't worry, I will keep you updated. :)