Monday, December 22, 2008

Week 20 changes

A student Kim teaches gave the baby a stocking for Christmas. We thought it was so cute!

A family of one of Kim's students gave us a beautiful changing table that they're done with. Amazingly, the style of the changing table matches well with the style of the crib. What a generous gift!

20 weeks down, 20 weeks to go (?)

Today we saw Dr. Ritter for our 20-week appointment and ultrasound. We decided to not find out if we're having a boy or girl but loved seeing all of his/her features in greater detail! Our favorite part was seeing all of the baby's fingers and toes! The baby is now about 15 ounces and (we're guessing) is between 6-7 inches long. We were thankful that the blood work/screenings that Kim had last appointment all came back with normal results.

The technician commented on the baby's long fingers and toes.

The baby's heart beat steadily at 140 bpm ... right in the normal range. The technician also showed us the four chambers of the heart.

Okay ... you'll need to use a little imagination. This is our baby's little face covered in part by an arm/hand. The mouth is slightly open -- you'll see a black slit in the upper middle. Directly to the left and a little higher is where is the nose is. Right above this is an eye (socket).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is coming ... the baby's getting fat! :)

Right before we left for Albuquerque, we finished putting up all of our Christmas decorations. What a fun time of year!

The baby's continuing to grow. Especially as Kim starts to wear maternity clothes, she gets more and more comments from students, friends, and co-workers. Yes, the baby bump is getting bigger! :)

We have a fence in our backyard once again! After about two months without one (thanks to Ike), we really appreciate having one again! We hired a man from church & his company to do the work. They did a very nice job. Next, we'll have to think about putting back some of the plants and landscaping that were there.


We had a great time with Kim's family in Albuquerque for Thanksgiving. Kim's parents had a early 30th birthday celebration for her the day before Thanksgiving.

We were also excited to see Amy and Jason. To continue the family tradition, we finally gave Amy a cat cookie jar of her own as an early Christmas present.

We missed Andrew and Sarah but know they had a great time with Sarah's parents in St. Louis.