Monday, April 16, 2012

Time flies! has been almost a month since my last post! Sorry baby Watts...your mama has been running crazy!! Let's see what has been going on???

- We celebrated Christopher's 25th birthday!
- We celebrated Joey's 29th birthday
- We celebrated our 1 year anniversary of being the youth pastors at EPHC
- We took our youth to teen talent, where the racked up!

So yeah... here is what you have missed!

Baby's now the size of a raspberry!Baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

  • This is a milestone. She's no longer an embryo -- now she's a fetus!
  • She's developing more distinct facial features.
  • And she might now have a strong enough heartbeat to be picked up by a fetal doppler.

Baby's now the size of a prune! With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.)

Baby's now the size of a lime!Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through it. But fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds, and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

WOW, so much can change in just a month. I can see the end of my first trimester drawing near...and I hope that it brings with it relief from the sickness. I hear daily...oh just wait, it will go away etc...but I don't believe you. Me and the bathroom, we have just become friends.

Our last doctors appointment was April 9th. It went really well until my nurse tried to tell me my BP was 89/54. She wigged out on me, and checked everything, thought I was dying....I wasn't. She just didn't know how to take BP correctly. It was actually 123/70 nice and normal. All my bloodwork came back great, I am healthy, and the baby is healthy. That was so nice to hear! I have actually lost almost 6 pounds, which is GREAT for me. I have just been trying to eat super healthy, and that is doing my body good. We will hope that this continues! The next appointment will be May 11th, right before Mother's Day. We will get to hear the heartbeat again! What a great present that will be!! Then 1 month later we find out of baby Watts is going to be a daddy's girl or mama's boy! That seems like no time at all!!!!

The reality of becoming a parent grows daily. Cleaning and baby proofing the house is a chore! Who new there were so many things a baby could get into? Not to mention baby proofing Samson and Lady! It is a fun process though. I get to thinking about Christmas, and how we will have our own little bundle of joy! It is such a miracle.

Seems like just yesterday I met a boy, who became the man I married.
Boy time does really fly....