Tuesday, April 29, 2008

16 weeks

Jennifer is now 4 months along and we can't believe how fast it is going. Everything has been great so far. Jennifer is feeling good these days. She is heading into the 2nd Trimester which is supposed to be the easiest on her. She is officially in maternity clothes now, and actually looks pregnant. She is excited about this because she is not in that in between stage anymore. She didn't really fit into her old clothes anymore and the maternity clothes were too big for her. She also felt like people were looking at her trying to decide if she was pregnant or had just eaten too much for lunch (Those are her words and not mine). If you ask me, she has never looked more beautiful!

Little Pea is growing right along. He/She is about the size of an avacado now. That's about 4 1/2 inches long. LP is weighing in at a whopping 3 1/2 ounces. Many of the advanced body systems are now working including the circulatory system and urinary tract. We are anxious to find out the sex of the baby as we now have less that two weeks to wait. We have a Doctor's appointment Friday morning of next week.

Recently we bought a home heartbeat monitor. It is pretty amazing. It is basically a small version of what they hook Jennifer up to at the Doctors. There is a little monitor and Doppler microphone. We put the microphone up to Jennifers belly and chase LP around. When he/she holds still for a minute we can listen and measure LP's heartbeat. It really is something to just sit there and listen to that perfect little heartbeat. The HB ranges from 140-150 which is right where it is supposed to be.

Thanks for checking in. I'll try to keep all of you as updated as possible. We log on most nights to read what y'all post. We really do appreciate all the love and support.