Monday, January 25, 2010

Asking for honest opinions...

Do I look bloated? Seriously, I think I ate too big a breakfast... you can be critical... I can take it.

Ok... lame joke.. I kid.

Seriously though, that pic was taken a few weeks ago at 22 weeks gestation.

I am 25 weeks as of tomorrow.

I know, I get big quick... lay off. lol

Sorry about the lack of posts lately... I have felt a little bit overwhelmed with D's 3rd birthday coming up and all. I am about 2 weeks late on getting his invites out, but made great strides in getting everything done this weekend...
I will concentrate on G's 4th birthday and rush those invites out too.
G's soccer season starts
I will be in the 30's weeks and get overwhelmed with "omg this kid is coming" mode and we will see where posts go from there.

Also, sorry about the lack of Photo Monster's Mondays... the newness has worn off of the camera for the boys and they really haven't been taking tons of pics. I will post them as I gather enough.

And our Dyson is in for service, so I am always feeling like this house is a mess.

And we are having some small issues with G and him somewhat acting out.. we think it is due to all the baby talk, so we are chilling with that around him for a bit.

OH... and we have picked out a name.

Corgan Albert Whiteaker

Corgan for Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. We wanted to stick with our musical names theme.
Albert... J's middle name

It was between Corgan and Zevon and I decided, eventhough I liked Zevon more, Corgan would prolly be easier for him growing up.

Love you all.. Miss you all... I will try to write more often.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

22 weeks today

I get weekly updates in my email telling me what is going on inside with #3.. this is the one from today...
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Oh Lord the memories this brings back.
I was only 23 weeks along when the twins were born.... they were only 11 inches and just over 1 lb a piece. And yes, they looked like miniature newborns... just as beautiful and just as remarkable as a 7 lb baby.... just so much more fragile.

It is amazing the difference a few weeks make when we are at this point in a pregnancy... like right now, at 22 weeks... I don't think the baby would be born alive, but if it did, it would definitely be quite a struggle for it... I know for a fact at 23 weeks, they are but more than likely wouldn't even survive with heroic measures... then just a week later at 24 weeks, babies have such a bigger chance... amazing what a difference 2 weeks can make.

Pray for all those who have been sucked into this crappy two week phase didn't come out the other side.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Photo Monsters Monday 2

won't be posted today... I will try later... Blogger is having a hissy fit.