Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's almost time!!!

I am so excited this Christmas!  I am really enjoying showing Kellen all the beautiful Christmas lights!  I decorated the back yard full of holly and white lights.  At night we sit outside cuddled in a blanket and just look at the lights and the stars.  That is truly my favorite time of the day!  We've been playing lots of Christmas music, mostly the old classics and some Jazz and he really likes it!  I am not surprised really though, he is really in to music!  He always has been, even while I was pregnant with him!  The other night we were watching Polar Express and while he didn't sit still the whole time while it was playing, he did stop to watch it and would even occasionally climb up on the couch next to me and snuggle and watched it.  I LOVE that he does that, climbing up on the couch just because he wants to sit next to me, I LOVE THAT!  I have only one more thing to buy him for Christmas, even though the Christmas tree is already full of presents from Aunt Tae Tae!  I know this is going to be a beautiful Christmas and I can't wait to share it with my boys.

Kellen puts on the first ornament.  It is his very first ornament given to him last year by Marilyn.

All finished.

 Our window boxes.


Kellen's super cute kissy face!

Stacey and Tiffany came down for a quick visit!!!  Always love seeing my sisters!  And Kellen and Evan does too!

Kellen is getting so big and turning into one amazing little boy!

Getting excited for Christmas!!!  If I had gotten this shot a few days earlier THIS pic would have been our Christmas Card!

So, I am now 10 weeks and 5 days pregnant (206 days to go!).  This is what is happening with my sweet pea.

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat(click) — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside your womb.. Click here to see!!!), you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size(click) — to nearly 3 inches.

I also like to go here to read about what is happening with sweet pea.

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