Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Appointment #2 - 16 Weeks

For appointment #2 we were anxious about the possiblity of knowing the baby's sex, especially after hearing that it can be deterimined as early as 14 weeks. Unfortunately, we have to wait until June 1st the mystery continues (no ultrasound pics this time). However, we were able to hear the baby's heartbeat and that was exciting! According to the nurse, everything else is fine and on track. Back again in 4 weeks...

At 16 Weeks the baby...
- Is about 4 1/2 inches long and 3 1/2 oz.
- Will double in size in the next few weeks
- Legs are much more developed
- Eyes have moved closer to the front of his head

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Let's Talk About SEX...

No pregnancy would be complete without the hopes and predictions of the baby's sex.

What the parents want:
Pierre = Girl
Shauna = No preference

So far, most of our family and friends (and even some strangers) are hoping we have a girl. However, there are a few that think its a boy. That's also what the Chinese lunar calendar and some strange ring-on-a-string ritual predict. When the time comes we will be sure to let everyone know. Either way, we are praying for a healthy baby!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So Far, So Good - Weeks 10-12

Fortunately, everything has been going (mostly) well for the past few weeks. During Weeks 9-11, Shauna was tired ALL the time - just absolutely exhausted! Combine that with frequent urination and she was a bit frustrated. On the plus side, she didn't have any morning sickness or other extreme pregnancy symptoms!

It's now Week 12 and our first trimester is coming to a close. She's gained some of her energy back., which is good because she is not use to sleeping my days away. Shauna is challenging herself to be consistent about excercise and eating healthy (let's just say that some weeks are better than others).

At 12 Weeks the baby...
- Weighs approximately 1/2 oz.
- Is approximately 2.5 in. long (about the size of a plum)
- Has distinct fingers and toes