Thursday, January 27, 2011

24 weeks and 20 months!

24 weeks:
Wow! I feel like time is just flying by and before we know it, this little guy will be here! He is definitely active, just like Evan was; but I think this guy kicks more! He moves around more at night and has already been giving me a few braxton hicks contractions. I can't believe in about 16 weeks we will meet this new miracle!

This week: Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

I guess we need to start get moving on getting the room done, organized, and start thinking about names! He'll be here before we know it!

 20 months:
How can you already be 20 months old??? I can't believe you are almost 2! You are so funny and full of life. You have 14 teeth with 1 coming in; weigh 25 lbs, wear size 5 diaper and size 6 shoe. You are in 18 month pants and size 2 T shirts. You love Toy Story and Curious George and almost always have a car in your hand. You love to throw and kick balls and can eat with a spoon and a fork. Evan, you are growing up and it makes me a little sad. You can say a ton of words, can point out almost anything we ask of you (including what is yellow and blue...2 words which you can also say) and follow directions (for the most part!) when we ask you to do something. You love to march, hop, jump, and spin around. You are a champ at brushing your teeth and we love to hear you say Uh-oh! You get such a concerned look on your face when something happens to your toys or something falls down. We are thinking of transitioning you to a big boy bed, but aren't 100% sure if we are going to do that just yet....I think because you are such a good sleeper (7pm-7am) we want to get as much sleep now before your little brother gets here. Moving you to a big boy bed might mess that up ;)  We'll see! Regardless, we love you so much and you bring such a joy to our lives.
We love you Evan Samuel!