Monday, October 6, 2008

week 19 or 4.5 months preggers

Hey look at what they compare our baby seiner with!
Too funny.

here is what says about the baby this week:
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.


I was up most of the night was really bad acid reflux. It's hard to describe it but lets just say that the recommended dose of rolaids doesn't work. Milk sometimes is the best relief. But sometimes that doesn't work either. It's NASTY.

Not much else to report - still feeling the little bean kicking and moving around in there. It's pretty crazy.
Went to Andrew's to look at the baby stuff they want to give to us. We didn't take anything home with us. Just looking. Andrew is going to bring it over at some other date.

We are just starting to think about what color to paint the baby room and what we want that room to look like. Not sure yet at all. Been thinking about greens and blues together - faint hues. nothing too dark or bright. I love rooms that have a different color on each wall but they all fade into each other and you can barely tell that they are different but it gives the room a little more interest. Andrew has that in their home. It looks really beautiful.
Doubt we will do that here though unless we did that in the entire house! I just want to get rid of the poop color that is in the baby room now! It came that way when we bought the house. We are just not that into painting rooms so we left it.

anyhow - that's it from here. Jerry's mom and my parents were up here on Saturday night for dinner. It was fun. My lasagna didn't taste that great - but it was edible which was a good thing. Sunday we took Marty to Auntie Em's for breakfast and then she went back to san diego to catch her flight home.

This year will be our first christmas that we stay in Los Angeles. My mom brought up a box filled with christmas ornaments and decorations. We are excited to start the tradition of christmas decorating at our own house! We are going to get our first tree this year. Most likely a plastic one from target! This way our little baby will have a home that has hannukah and christmas in it from the very start and we will get some practice at it this year. I actually don't really like christmas songs. maybe It's from spending too many years working retail, or maybe it just reminds me that I live in a christian country and that no matter how much everyone says they recognize other religions, it is SO painfully obvious when you walk into a store and the entire place is filled with christmas stuff and that music is playing - and they don't have any other religious stuff for others that live there that don't celebrate christmas - like IKEA for instance - it is really obvious. Same thing at 12 step meetings. They say they are not affiliated with any organized religion. But If you peek your head into most meetings around christmas time - you might find a tree in the room or some wall decorations on the walls.

So this has nothing and everything do to with this baby blog.
Didn't mean to go off on a tangent.
Don't worry we will play christmas tunes in our home - and hannukah tunes too. And regular old happy tunes for every occasion. The house will be filled with music all year round. mostly from the two of us singing and dancing and making up songs! But that is what it's normally like here without the baby - I'm sure there will be more of that once the baby comes!

now I'm off to go dream up more baby boy names!

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