Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Jicama! (32 weeks)

By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth. (

OK, admit it, if you are anything like me you saw jicama and went ?????? I'm really not even sure what that is, but compared to the quarter, I'll take it! I don't have another doctor's appointment until the 8th and we are having a growth ultrasound at that time. I'll be honest, I can't wait to see our sweet baby girl again! Sleep is getting tough and I could easily go to bed at 6 and sleep all night long, if not earlier! I started back to work last week and our kids started back yesterday and I'm beat.

About 10 minutes ago Emery got her first case of the hiccups that I could truly feel and KNOW that w/o a doubt that's what it was. I called Chase over and he was laughing up a storm as he felt her kick. He is very intrigued by my growing belly and curious as to what his little sister is doing in there at all times. When I was coming in the door this evening (I say evening because I've pulled close to 11 hour days every day this week) I had spilled some water on my shirt. Chase saw it and wanted to know if Emery had been crying in there! It was cute and sweet at the same time. He is going to be such an awesome big brother!!

Speaking of the big brother, day one was great at school with no tears. Yesterday was a little different. Instead of going straight to his room, he had to go into the other K4 room and that threw him off. He wanted his room and his teacher! Jeff was dropping him off and stayed outside to make sure he would be OK before leaving, but hearing that Chase had such a hard time left me in tears. When I got home last night Chase and I talked and he told me that today he would be brave and not cry. True to his word, Jeff said he did great! I think tomorrow we'll go back to the regular routine of me dropping him off, it's just been so hard w/the start of school and me trying to have time to get things ready in the morning. I'm hoping that he'll still do good, even if it's me he's having to say goodbye to!

They are learning about the letter i this week and about creation. Chase is so cute when he talks about it. We also got a note in his planner from his teacher about what a sweet boy he is, how obedient he is, and how he's really starting to get confidence in answering questions in class... sure makes a mommy proud! I have a feeling he's going to have a great year!!!!

****I am grateful for
1) 32 weeks!
2) humpday, means the first week of school is half way over!
3) hiccups
4) Chase is lovin' school!
5) a great note from Chase's teacher :o)


Stacy E. said...

Glad Chase is doing so well in school, and that he was "brave" this morning! I love the "crying" comment about your wet shirt. That is too cute! Can't wait for Emery to get here! It won't be much longer.... :-)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

okay, that crying comment is ADORABLE!

you get to see her so soon! the 8th is right around the corner.

Joy said...

Poor little man! But he's going to be just fine, especially once he gets to know the school and other teachers better.