Wednesday, December 28, 2005


20 weeks and counting...

Here's what's going on right now...

How your baby's growing: Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom, and about 10 inches from head to heel. (For the first 20 weeks, we use measurements taken from the top of the baby's head to her bottom — known as the "crown to rump" measurement. After that, we use measurements from head to toe. This is because a baby's legs are curled up against her torso during the first half of pregnancy and are very hard to measure.)

Christmas in Florida

I just thought I would send a picture from our week with The Mitchell's over Christmas.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Guess who else is having a baby...

Yep, my little sister Sara and her husband Michael are due in July!! You can read here about all that's going on with their pregnancy ( make sure and say extra prayers for my parents as they have 2 daughters on crazy hormones!!

Love to you all,

PS...This picture is from a banquet that my dad's prison ministry had for Christmas fund raising (my dad helps with the ministry, he wasn't actually IN prison)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

17 weeks and 1 day

Well, we are in our 18th we are officially 4 1/2 months along. I have pictures of my belly, but I'll reserve those for people who would like to see them (so email me if you want them forwarded to you).

I went to the doctor today and everything seems to be going well. My blood pressure is still good and I've gained 6 lbs. Seems like a lot, but that's 6 in the last 17 weeks, so if I stay on track then we will be at our target weight by the time the little one comes. It's weird to be ALLOWED to gain weight! Did blood work today to make sure that the baby is healthy and doesn't show any mental problems...hopefully we will get those results soon so we can breath a sigh of relief on that test.

Still waiting till January 3rd for the gender test...can't wait to announce to the world a name!! I update this site pretty often without sending an update out to everyone, so feel free to read on to other entries you might have missed. I probably won't send an update to everyone till after we test for gender, so feel free to log on every once in a while for weekly updates.

How your baby's growing: Head to bottom, your baby is approximately 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a large sweet potato) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you'll likely start noticing more and more. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin and her ears are now in position and stand out from her head. Myelin (a protective covering) is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and Fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If your baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable, though he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

Love you all,
Andrea and Joe Mitchell