22 Weeks

I actually feel terrible about how late I post these. I mean, by now I am closer to 23 weeks than 22 but oh well.

If you are curious, here is what babycenter.com say our little Sprout has been up to.

“… 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.”

Published in: on November 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm  Comments (3)  

A Foot

I had my 20 week ultrasound/anatomy scan this morning. Sprout was not very cooperative and had a hand or arm covering his/her face the whole time.

Yes. I said his/her. We do not know the sex. We do not plan on finding out the sex. We are old fashioned. Deal with it.

Anyways, the girl doing the ultrasound was this funny little Russian lady. She tried hard to get me a good shot to take home, but Sprout was in no mood apparently. When it was over she said “No face shot, no gender… what do you get? A foot.” And that is about all I came home with. And here it is!

Here are the best (only) two profiles we got.

All in all it went very well. Baby is doing well and growing right on track. Weighing about 12 ounces today. He/she even gave me a thumbs up. Pretty cool little kid if you ask me.

Published in: on October 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm  Comments (1)  

20 Weeks

My bump at 20 weeks 4 days.

For comparison here is my 21 week bump with the twins (Just 3 days farther along)

Published in: on October 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm  Comments (3)  

What Are The Odds?

My due date for this pregnancy is March 8. Since I had a c-section with the twins, I will have to have a scheduled c-section this time around also. (It is not really a big deal at all since my experience the first time around was very easy) For a scheduled cesarean my doctor had told me they like to do them about a week before your due date so you have less of a chance of going into labor. If you were to pull out your calendar you would see that would be one of the last days of February or the first day or March. And just to add a little twist, this coming year is no ordinary year… it is a leap year. Which means there is a very real possibility Sprout could be born on leap day. That we could choose to have Sprout born on leap day.

I have not decided exactly how I feel about the whole idea yet. In some ways I think it would be very fun and special and give him/her something extra unique about them-self (especially competing with sisters that are identical twins) But I am not sure how it feels not having your actual birth date thing every year.

In case you are wondering here are some statistics:

Odds of having identical twins: 3 out of 1,000 or 0.003%

Odds of having a leap day baby: 1 out of 1,506 or 0.00067%

So, I am curious… What are your thoughts on a leap day baby, and would you choose to do it if you could?

Published in: on October 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm  Comments (4)  

18 Weeks

My “weeks” actually change on Thursdays, but by the time Russell is home to take the picture I am in my pj’s… so on Sunday or Monday is when you will see a new belly shot. Here is the one for 18 weeks…

Published in: on October 10, 2011 at 11:52 am  Leave a Comment  

16 Weeks. Ish.

I plan to share belly progress pictures with you as this pregnancy goes along, but I understand these types of things can make some people uncomfortable. If that is the case for you please just ignore any post titled in weeks.

There has been some conflicting data in calculating my due date, so things are a little up in the air as far as how far along I am. But you got to start somewhere, right?

So here is my 16 week (ish) picture.

According to BabyCenter, Sprout should be about the size of an avocado. 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces.

For reference, here I was at 15 weeks with the twins.

And just FYI, something I am proud of… my starting weight for this pregnancy was a full 10 pounds lighter than I was with my first pregnancy.

Published in: on September 25, 2011 at 11:05 am  Comments (3)  

Introducing… Sprout!

The newest little Baby Duren we’re cooking.

The one Daddy has nicknamed “Sprout”.

The one we found out about exactly two years to the day we found out I was pregnant the first time.

The one due to join our family in early March 2012.


Published in: on September 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm  Comments (3)