Mar 13, 2008
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Your baby's crown-to-rump length is 5.2 to 6 inches this week. Your baby weighs approximately 7 ounces and will increase its weight more than 15 times between now and birth!
Most women can feel their uterus about a half of an inch below their bellybutton at this point of pregnancy. If you turn to the side, you can really tell that your body is changing! Most women have gained up to 14 pounds now and only 7 ounces of that is your baby! The placenta weighs about 6 ounces and the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby weighs 11 ounces. Your breasts have increased in weight by 6 ounces each and the uterus has grown to 11 ounces! You may be gaining weight in places other than your abdomen and this may be affecting your posture and sleeping habits.
One of the most amazing aspects of your baby's growth and development is that of the fetal brain. Your baby's brain is one of the first organs to appear. Your baby's oversized head shows the brain's importance in his development. Because the nerves that connect the muscles to the brain have grown into place, your baby's movements are consciously directed. Your baby's ears stand out from the sides of the head and the buds for your baby's permanent teeth appear. Your baby's arms and legs have reached their relative proportions and his feet are approximately one inch long.
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The theme this week is Different. And I figured I would share a few pics of Princess's different way of watching television in her room. She is too funny sitting in her toy box, sucking her thumb watching her shows. I sneaked up and suprised her in these. She really does make me laugh every day, this girl.
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Car Seat Cover
Mar 6, 2008
Thumb-sucking at 18 weeks....By week 18 of your pregnancy, your baby's crown-to-rump length is 5 to 5.5 inches long. Your baby continues to develop fat layers and weighs about 5.25 ounces. Your baby will continue to grow and develop, but the rapid growth will slow down for a little while. You will be able to feel your uterus just below your bellybutton. If you put your fingers sideways to measure, you can feel your uterus about two finger-widths below your bellybutton. At this point of your pregnancy, your uterus is approximately the size of a cantaloupe. Although weight gain varies from woman to woman, your total weight gain at this point should be 10 to 13 pounds.
At this time if you had an ultrasound, heart abnormalities can be detected. If the ultrasound technician detects abnormalties, further ultrasound exams may be ordered to follow the baby's development. There is still space available in your uterus and your baby will be active for periods at a time. Your baby may sit cross legged or turn somersaults.
Around this time, your baby becomes more sensitive to the outside world and shows her presence through powerful kicks and prods. The bones through which sound is passed to the inner ear have hardened and the part of the brain that receives and processes nerve signals from the ears are developing. This means that your baby can hear now. Your baby will get used to familiar sounds, such as your heart beating, familiar voices, blood rushing through the umbilical cord and other daily routine sounds. Your baby will become startled if he hears a loud sound.
Mar 5, 2008
Mar 4, 2008
Homemade Laundry Soap
1 cup Ivory Soap (grated with cheese grater)
1/2 cup washing Soda
1/2 cup borax
2 Tbsp per load of laundry.
Vegan Pumpkin Cake
1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbspoon baking powder
1/4 tspn salt
1 tspn cinn
1/2 tspn nutmeg
1/2 tspn ginger
1/4 tspn allspice
1/8 tspn cloves
1 cup pureed pumpkin fresh or from a can
1 tablesppn cold water
1/2 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup veggie oil
2 tablespoon molasses
Cook on 180 C
Mar 3, 2008
I used to love Jeff Healey. I haven't heard about him for a while, but truthfully, I have always loved him, his personality and his music. So when I read this morning that he had passed away, I was truly saddened. To read more about it, check out these two articles.
Mar 2, 2008
- My headache is back. I went five days without a headache and now it is back. *sigh*
- A part of me has a hard time beleiving the the reality that I am finally pregnant and that I am going to be having a baby in a few short months. I have waited through 5 years and 1 miscarriage. I have dreamed and wished for this for so long that now that it is here, I kind of feel like I am going to wake up and it will all go away. But as I watch my belly get bigger, I am starting to realize that this is really real.
- I am inventing a recipe for my supper. It will have: 1 cup of brown rice1 cup of leftover vegetarian chili
1 green pepper
1/2 cup of cornprobably some garnishes of some sort. I think it will be really yummy.
- I am making my omni family the following for supper.
Cranberry Sauce Chicken II Submitted by: Honda
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 75 members
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours
Yields: 7 servings"A creamier version of Cranberry Chicken, using Russian salad dressing with cranberry and onion for a quick path to a tart sauce."6 skinless chicken breasts1 (16 ounce) can cranberrysauce1 (8 ounce) bottle Russian-style salad dressing1 packet dry onion soup mix
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl combine the cranberry sauce, salad dressing and soup mix and mix well. Coat chicken pieces with this mixture. 3. Cover dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove cover for the last 15 minutes of baking time.
- I found this amazing picture while I was googling. Isn't it incredible?
- And a little laugh to brighten your day. This pretty much sums it up today.