Friday, July 31, 2009

Dear Baby, Let me feel ya...

17 weeks

Will you please do something obvious so I can feel you? This whole “we’re soon to be a family of 3” thing isn’t totally real to me yet, and I’d really like to feel you to make it just a bit more real. I have no idea why it isn’t real to me yet (except I do…I’m a master at DENIAL); there were all sorts of indicators this week:

  • On Saturday I went through some tubs of baby clothes that your cousins wore before you (Landry, Cade, and Brody). I can’t believe you will be so tiny! My closet is officially in “maternity mode”. I packed up my pre-pregnancy clothes over the weekend and made the switch over to the maternity wardrobe. A little scary…I can’t look at the “whale pants” yet without having my heart rate go up. It’s now apparent you’re in there. My belly is starting to look like you’re in it instead of the result of too many baskets of chips.

  • We cleaned out the office (now known as your room) so that Daddy and Uncle Bud can rework your closet in a couple of weeks. It made me ridiculously sad to clean out the room, which surprised me.

  • We finally ordered the supplies to redo the closet, which Daddy has been trying to do for weeks, but I wouldn’t let him until I was sure you were here to stay.
You got another gift in the mail. My sweet friend Christine T. sent the “Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD. Hopefully it will teach Daddy and me a thing or two!

We saw Mimi and Pop last weekend, and Mimi had been shopping for you! She got you the sweetest gowns for your first months home, a stroller organizer (she knows how Momma likes to organize!), and an Aggie football (your Mimi is a Red Raider so this is quite a gesture). I also brought home one of Brody's old Halloween costumes--the cutest puppy. Fox and the Hound was one of my favorite books when I was little, and it makes me think of that.

Here’s what you were up to this week:

Your umbilical cord is not only lengthening but also becoming thicker and stronger for these last 23 weeks. Your sense of hearing is also developing since the ears have fully formed and moved into their final position. You are beginning to form adipose or fat tissue. This will help you take on a more normal appearance by filling out the fine features you have. This will be important to help regulate your temperature and metabolism.

You are a little over 5 ¾ inches long and weigh 4 ounces.

These were my prayers for you this week:

That your umbilical cord will stay healthy and won’t get twisted or wrapped anywhere it shouldn’t. That you have perfect hearing and a heart to listen. And I’ll admit it, I wouldn’t mind if you had a musical ear. That you are blessed with a good metabolism and healthy exercise habits like your Daddy.



1 comment:

  1. Hey Min---try going to the movies--I can always feel the babies going crazy in the movies--I guess it is the sound---How are you???? Hope that everything is going great!!!