Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Love Tap and Grapefruit

I have been waiting 15 weeks for that first kick from Sweet Pea.  This morning as I laid in bed, resting on my right side I woke up, rolled to my left side and all of a sudden I felt two kicks in my belly, in my middle left side.  I froze!  Then about 5 seconds later I felt it again!  Same spot, two kicks in my middle left side.  What a great way to start the day!!!

Kellen is now taking more than 6-7 steps.  He is walking everywhere!  Within a week he went from taking a few steps to walking!  We are so proud of him!  I've taken about a dozen videos of this new skill.  Our little treasures caught on camera.  Today I gave Kellen some grapefruit!  Just like his parents he loves it!  It was really funny, he would taste it, shiver, set it down and then grab it and taste it again.  He ate so much of it!  He would have eaten the whole grapefruit if I would have let him. Want to see video?  Of course I caught it on camera!  Here it is!

Want to know what Sweet Pea is up to at 15 weeks?

Although many women don't start feeling the baby move until the 17th week (or later), your baby has been having his own party in the amniotic sac he calls home. If you feel a little flutter in your belly this week, don't discount it as gas or hunger. It could be your babe banging around. Here's more to look forward to:

Baby's head is now resting on his well-formed neck instead of directly on his shoulders like Igor. He's beginning to grow eyebrows and eyelashes this week. (All the better to give you that "Mom, you're crazy" look when he's a teenager.) The hair on the head also begins to grow and, with some creative styling, you'll be able to turn those locks into a Maddox Jolie-Pitt faux-hawk some day. 

Although baby's eyes are sealed shut, he's now able to sense light. His eyes and ears finally look like real baby features now. As your baby practices sucking and swallowing actions, he may actually hiccup. You'll know he's had one too many shots of amniotic fluid by the steady thump-thump you feel. 

Over the next month, baby will grow faster than ever, so make sure you load up on enough nutritious food and fluids to support his growth. Your baby now measures nearly 4 inches, about the size of a Kit Kat "finger" (regular-size, not the Big one you get at the movies), and weighs almost 2 ounces. 

1 comment:

char-char&pap-pap said...

wow! great videos, he has changed so much since we saw him last. Evan didn't start walking until he was 18 months, but kellen is still "way advanced" pap-pap & char char.