Thursday, July 30, 2009

Week 20 Half Way There

Our baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. The baby is also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, our baby's legs were curled up against its torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of the baby's head to its bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, the baby is measured from head to toe.) At this point the our baby is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for its digestive system. The baby is also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in its bowels, and we'll see it in the babys first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What's up with the WEAK BLADDER?

Okay, please excuse my bluntness but ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I'm not 3, I'm 36 for crying out loud! Ok ok ok . . . let me back up! I was having a sneezing attack today and as I stood up I sneezed again and peed myself!!! Are you flippin kidding me!! Why didn't anyone share this little tid bit of information with the rookie!! Geez Louise!! Lately when I sneeze I'm running to the restroom squeezing my bum cheeks praying that I make it in time! And WHAT'S WORSE, I hear it get WORSE!! WHAT?????????????? WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o( I refuse to buy DEPENDS! I refuse, I say!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Current Baby Bump

Ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I go from the picture in the previous post TO THIS in just ONE WEEK??? Are you kidding me!! Am I carrying TWINS??????????? I keep asking the Doctor, "Doc, are you SURE there's NOT TWO in there"? And everytime we ask she just laughs shaking her head! Of course her next words are, "No I'm positive, you ONLY HAVE ONE IN THERE"! At this rate I'm gonna be a size of a house when all this is said and done.

My Baby Bump

So okay...I'm showing already!!! And this is a week old picture. I'm much bigger now! I'll keep posting new pics of the growing baby bump!! I can't fit into my pants any more and only have 5 sun dressess. I'm getting tired of wearing them already! I have a few gals who are blessing me with bags of clothes! Thank You LORD! Maternity clothes are way too expensive!!

19 Weeks

Our baby's sensory development is exploding! His or Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he/she may be able to hear our voice now, so we can't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him or her, or singing a happy tune. Our baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. His/Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his/her body now. His or Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his/her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his/her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Week 16

So far this is what says about the growth of our little one:
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Week 15

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

Saturday, June 20, 2009

2nd Trimester - Bliss?????

I was reading an article on and it went into detail about how the 2nd trimester is the time that the mother gets her energy back and feels her best..........................well, ummm........................not the case for me. "I think mine are broken", like Julia Roberts says in the film Pretty Woman while sitting at her first play trying to get delicate binoculars to work.

I feel unmotivated, tired, sleepy, cranky and most of all BLAAAH! Roberts' trying to be as patient as possible but I'm to helping the matter any. What's really going on? Am I crazy? Am I just broken? LOL, of course I'm not but I feel like I am. Any suggestions? Any words of encouragement? HELP!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week 14

Welcome to the second trimester! This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces.

How exciting is that? I love it!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

13 Weeks

In Week 13 these are the things that the baby is doing!!

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce. As you start your second trimester, most of your baby's critical development will be completed and your odds of miscarriage drop considerably.

FYI-The above 3-D picture isn't our baby!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mid-Wife vs. ObGyn

Been thinking about the difference between hiring a mid-wife and an ObGyn. Being that we have no medical insurance the mid-wife route seems like the ticket. Though my concern is that if we need any special care on that day then we'd end up having to go to the hospital anyway. And if that scenario occurs then we get stuck paying for both the mid-wife, the ObGyn and the hospital! GOODNESS! That can be STUPID EXPENSIVE!!

We already met with a mid-wife that's super close to us and is located across the street from a local hospital. And we also met and have been seen by an ObGyn. Unfortunately the ObGyn was given to us by Medi-Cal (which we don't even have yet) and the office is in the hood! The location isn't my concern its the distance from my home that concerns me. It's far. I really like the Doctor and her staff is wonderful, its her patience that are GHETTO! Someone is ALWAYS on their cell phone talking about their babies daddy and cussing them out. Babies are crying and full of mocos (Latin slang for buggers)!! It's pretty entertaining I must say!

We would really like to hire the mid-wife and have a water birth. I've done some research and I think I like that way the best. Most mothers laugh at me when I say that. I guess it's because there's no drugs involved. Well that my point. I'd like to have a baby the way my mom did and my grandmother did. I want to birth. Designer births aren't my thing though i have friend who have had them and love them. And that's perfectly fine for them. Now I'm not saying that I'm against a C-Section, I'd just prefer natural if I can. But if the tides change and the Dr. needs to go C-Section then I'm fine with that. I just want to give birthing an honest shot.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Lately I've experienced some major irritability. It seems to come out mainly when Rob's around. I thought it was all in my head. I guess it's because Rob would like me to believe that it's controllable. Yet the more I chat with other mothers all they do is laugh. The common statement I keep hearing is, "CONTROLLABLE???? NO WAY!!!"

I would love to prove my husband right and CONTROL this IRRITABILITY MONSTER! And to be quite honest it really is my goal. Yes, I understand it's a chemical imbalance BUT is it possible that God can help me put my attitude in check?? Is it possible to manage the irritability? I think so!! If my body belongs to the Lord then who's report will I chose to believe?

I'm really trying to calm it down and sometimes I succeed! And other times, it's perfectly clear that I've given into it!! I guess I'm completely UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

12 Weeks

12 Weeks-The baby has grown SO FAST! I mean DUH...of course the baby would grow FAST but I was so amazed at the size difference.

I think I've uncovered what stops my nausea, FOOD! When I eat on time the nausea is NON-EXISTENT!! Yet when I wait too long to eat the nausea kicks in. I haven't experienced the typical bouts of vomiting due to MORNING SICKNESS and I'm SO thankful for that. I have experience 2 sketchy mornings but I think were brought it on by something I did and not "Morning Sickness"!!

I've had some crazy cramping and all three doctors have reported that IT'S NATURAL!! I feel bad for Robert because when the pain begins he gets nervous. I can see the concern on his face. I'm glad he went with me to my last appointment where the Doctor reassured him that what I'm experiencing is TOTALLY normal! I just can't wait until it stops!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

9 Weeks

9 weeks-Nausea City!!! Baby is the size of a peanut and and is taking all my energy from me!! It's so crazy how tired I am!! All I want to do is sleep! Pre-pregnancy I would only nap for about 30-45 minutes. And now a normal nap can range between 2-4 hours!! I feel like a lazy woman! Yet so many tell me to take advantage of every minute!! It's so for me hard to wrap my head around napping for so long.

Robert has been great. When he sees me fading he makes me nap. He's been such a great help especially in this category!! He's getting excited about the entire pregnancy. He spends time touching my belly and praying over the baby! I think so far that is my favorite part of pregnancy! Roberts prayer language is SO POWERFUL and I totally enjoy it and so does the baby!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Surprise

Surprise!!! from Robert Lainez on Vimeo.

Surprise #2 from Robert Lainez on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We're Pregnant!!!

I can always remember wanting to be pregnant. Now that I am it's hard to believe. Sometimes I forget that I'm PG! I think it's because I'm not showing yet. BUT when the the nausea kicks in and the "tired sleepies" kick in I remember, "Oh dang that's right...I'm pregnant"!