well, here i am on my 6th month and with only 3 more months to go, maybe even earlier. it’s getting harder to move and esp. get up because the weight of the baby affects my back and my legs, so i’ve gotten just a bit slower. perze and i have been narrowing down our choices for the crib and carrier which is the essential 2, and i’m beggining to pack for my hospital stay, as well as prepare some clothes for her first few days outside of my womb. everyone’s preparing for her arrival and my family have been the most exited for me, and i’m the most exited for them because it’s both of our family’s first apo. my brother even over-generously bought us a the octura 40 digicamcorder because he knew perze and i were looking for one to record her firsts. it was a humbling present, esp. since i don’t like getting very expensive presents. my body is going through certain paradoxes, like craving for sweets although after eating them, regret usually follows, so i balance it with my craving for fruit like strawberries, avocado’s, nectarines, and mangos. also, my tummy feels as if it stretches […]
Perze and i bought this product called Bebe Sounds which enable us to hear our baby’s heartbeat, record it to our laptop, speak to her through a microphone, and let her listen to classical music as well as anyother type of music. So far, we’ve been able to accomplish all of those things, even record her heartbeat. It takes a little patience to find her fast heartbeat, but we’ve found it effective to record it at night when she’s the most fiesty (which is around 12 in the morning, without fail). So when she’s getting married, we can remind her how small she used to be, and how close her heartbeat use to be to mine. also, when perze uses the Bebe Sounds Mic to talk to her, she ends up kicking the spot where the sound is coming from. She’s very responsive, and still a great kicker.
Your Body This Week The top of your uterus now reaches about 2 inches above your bellybutton. You may be feeling Braxton Hicks contractions. These “practice” contractions pump blood to the uterus and prepare the body for labor. You may continue to feel mood swings, fatigue and heartburn. You may sweat frequently as your body temperature is high during pregnancy. You may have extra weight on your upper arms, shoulders and on your face due to water retention. Your weight gain may be causing bladder problems, sore feet and fatigue. To combat the fatigue and sore feet, wear comfortable shoes, put your feet up whenever you can and rest whenever possible. I have still yet to experience the Braxton Hicks, but i think it’s amazing how your body can prepare you for the actual symptoms of labor, so that you won’t mistake the sensation when you’re already at stage one of the labor process. Mood swings: perze has been telling me stories of his friends’ wives who have asked him if i’ve been recently moody or mean to him because they’ve been known to be unmerciful during their pregnancies, but perze honestly thanked me for being patient and giving. To be honest, God’s really molding […]
A newborn only needs breast milk or infant formula. More about: Breastfeeding Bottlefeeding Your baby still only needs breast milk or infant formula. More about: Breastfeeding Bottlefeeding Your baby may be ready to try solid food. But continue breast milk or formula. How to Start Solids Now may be the time to introduce more variety. See Menu 1 See Menu 2 Your baby may be ready for thicker foods with more texture. See Menu 1 See Menu 2 Your baby’s self-feeding skills may be improving now. See Menu 1 See Menu 2 Your toddler should eat a wide variety of flavors and textures. See Menu 1 See Menu 2 ——- from an email sent by perze: link to source: http://www.gerber.com/fpmenus