Next up is #18 Oklahoma Saturday at Kyle Field!!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Next up is #18 Oklahoma Saturday at Kyle Field!!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The fun baby stuff has begun! My mom, sister, and mom-in-law went shopping in Houston on Saturday and one of the stores actually had the cribs I wanted in stock. So to my delight, instead of waiting 12 weeks like one store said, we left with a crib in the back of the suburban. Only one would fit so we have to return for the other one.
Of course I wanted to set it up immediately but Kenny thinks we can wait until January, which I replied was CRAZY since the babies could be here early but hopefully not until Feb 11th. And I will be HUGE and unable to participate in the nursery decorating by then. Plus my mom is making the bedding and needs a crib to measure. Boys are too funny, I think he wants to pretend that things aren't going to change around here for as long as he can!
This is a picture of the crib we got but ours are in the dark cherry color rather than black. I'm going to have KMC make the accessories so they will be better quality and more affordable.
Friday, October 20, 2006
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.
A greasy white substance called vernix caseosa coats your baby's entire body to protect her skin during its long submersion in amniotic fluid. This slick coating will also ease the journey down the birth canal when the time comes. Your baby is swallowing more, which is good practice for her digestive system."
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
In any case I have a pretty good feeling that these babies have inherited their daddy's large feet (size 13!!), considering that their movements can be felt externally within days of my first feeling them internally. Some of you know that Kenny has a black belt in karate and I think these babies are already working on their moves. To think they are only 6 inches long each but their kicks shake my whole side!
Feeling them move is by far the coolest thing so far!!!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Of course it could certainly all be a lot of "hooey" but BabyPlus make some pretty good claims about the results of the product and I have to say that both my niece and nephew are pretty exceptional, but I of course am biased on that ;-). And since my sister-in-law loaned me hers and I didn't have to go spend the $$, I figured what do I have to lose?? I just hope I'm not giving the twins a headache!
Here is the product description and its claims:
The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System is a set of sound lessons meant to be played for a prenatal child. The patented BabyPlus lessons strengthen earliest brain development. As your baby begins to recognize the difference between the simple rhythmic sounds of BabyPlus and the similar natural rhythms of the maternal heartbeat, learning begins.
Just a few of the benefits: Infants are born more alert and responsive, nurse better, sleep better, and later in life, enjoy improved school readiness. BabyPlus is the most valuable start in life you can offer to your child and the developmental benefits for your child will last a lifetime! This one-of-a-kind system is very easy and safe to use.
BabyPlus babies at birth and infancy:
Develop better sleeping patterns.
More readily nurse
Have increased ability to self soothe
Are more interactive and responsive
Are more relaxed and alert at birth.
And later in life, these children demonstrate:
Earlier developmental milestones
Improved school readiness and intellectual abilities
Greater curiosity and independence, and
Longer attention spans.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Here is what else they say about where our babies are developmentally:
"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.
Your baby's brain is growing rapidly. By this stage, all of the major areas have been differentiated. The cortical layers, which govern specific brain functions, are beginning to form. The fetus may exhibit signs of a primitive body language in utero, such as recoiling when the needle for the amniocentesis comes too close for comfort. Within the next few weeks, she'll be able to hear voices outside the womb and respond positively to music or loving words. It's time to fine-tune your singing and storytelling skills!"
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
We will hopefully know for sure on Oct 26th when we go back for another u/s and hopefully the other baby will cooperate this time. They said they felt like they saw 2 boys but not to paint the room blue just yet because the angle on the other baby was not very good. But since at my last u/s they thought the other baby was a boy, I'm thinking that it will be unlikely that it would be anything other than Twin Boys. That is unless they somehow mixed up A from B between the 2 clinics, which I would think unlikely or the tech's have just been badly guessing on poor Baby B since they've yet to get a great view, only time will tell.
Though I know we'll really have our hands full, sons are truly a gift from the Lord and we look forward to holding these precious babies in our arms at last. After our Oct 26th u/s we'll let you know if anything changes or we get surprised.
"Sons are a gift from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
Baby B Waving
Baby A Profile w/hand