Sunday, November 27, 2011

23 Weeks

I realized this morning that it’s been 3 weeks since my last baby post so I have a bit of catching up to do.  So much has happened in the past 3 weeks, it’s been nuts.  I guess the best place to start would be our follow-up OB appt.  Because we weren’t able to see Gracie’s face during our first ultrasound we had a follow-up appointment last week.  Not only were we unable to see her little face again, but this time she was curled up in a ball like a rollie pollie!  In our last appointment her face was planted in G’s placenta and this time her legs and her arms were crossed over her face.  Our ultrasound tech said that some babies are just more snuggly than others and she is definitely a snuggler!  Our tech showed us all the space that Grace has to stretch her legs but our little one just prefers to cuddle.  The great news is that she is measuring right on track, her heartbeat is strong and she has become super active in the past 3 weeks!   

We had a visit from brother bear and Chris for Thanksgiving and this time they were able to stay for nearly a week.  It was a great visit.  As I posted last week, Grandpa George, Dean and Chris painted the nursery and it came out great!  The painting is done and George is going to install the new fan in the next week or two.  Not only did we make progress on the baby room, but after searching for baby furniture at every single store in town, we found our crib and dresser/book shelf!  With it being black Friday we purchased everything earlier than we had planned to.  We just couldn’t pass up on the great deals :)       

A Roybal Thanksgiving!

Sneak peak of the nursery!

Two walls are a Tiffany turquoise and the other two are white.

Below is a picture of our crib!  We were looking for something in a dark cherry wood that could convert into a toddler bed, and while I thought this would be easy to find we ended up visiting about 10 places in total.  Nearly every crib we came across was huge and had bulky headboard looking things on the back.  After much searching we came across this crib and fell in love!  We loved the color and the fact that it’s solidly built and not gigantic.  My moms gift to us is the crib so special thanks to Nani :) 

My BF Sara had her baby shower on Saturday which was so much fun.  It was great to see all the High School homies and to shower Sara and baby Olivia with love and tons of gifts!  I’m so excited that Grace and Olivia are only going to be 6 weeks apart.  Sara and I have already begun to talk about family trips we will one day take together and the girls aren’t even here yet.  First up, Disneyland!  Sara and I have been close friends for 20+ years and have been through so much together so it was pretty wonderful to share in this special day with her!

Me and Sal with the soon-to-be mamas :)

In other related news – we’ll be 6 months tomorrow!  This pregnancy is just flying by!

How your baby’s growing: 23 Weeks

Turn on the radio and sway to the music.  With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance.  And now that she’s more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes.  Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby’s increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world.  Loud noises that become familiar now – such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner – probably won’t faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

1 comment:

Thanks so much for keeping up with our little family! We love reading your comments and will get back to you as soon as we can.

K+G+g+w ♥

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