Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tripp was very healthy and according to Dr. J "a big boy". Apparently Tripp is measuring a little over 2 weeks ahead but still has the same due date. Dr. J said he would estimate that Tripp will probably weigh at least 8-81/2 lbs. at birth. Let's hope he is not late! My mom (yaya) was able to make it in for the ultrasound as well and she was boasting to the nurse about how handsome her new grandson is! I didn't post any ultrasound photos this time because little Tripp was not cooperating and would not show us his face! Dr. J even poked and proded him, and although he would kick or punch in response he would not show us his face! Carl thinks that Tripp doesn't like to have his picture taken either! Well if that's the case he's in for a surprise because his mama loves to snap photos:)
Tripp is positioned with his head down and Dr. J told us he will probably remain that way so the jabs I feel under my chest are his little feet and hips! We will now start going to the doctor every two weeks. I can't believe how fast this is going. We can't wait to meet him!
Well I just wanted to post a little update on our baby boy. Hope everyone has a very happy new year!! 2010 is going to be a very exciting year for us!
Traci & Tripp
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Uncle Carl playing with the boys
Me and my boys (Tripp too)
Blake and Jake
Last night Carl and I had Layne and Lance over for dinner. They have been great friends of ours for a really long time! It was so fun getting together with them and talking about old times. It was Tripp's first time to get together with the guys;) So glad we are all still great friends!
Now it's time to clean house and put all decorations away! We hope you all have a great week and Happy New Year! Stay tuned...we will update soon with our next ultrasound this week!!
Traci & Tripp
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tripp and I: Week 28
Week 28 is upon us! And boy what a week we've had! Baby Tripp is getting bigger by the minute as evident by the size of my ever expanding belly! Here is a little info on what our little slugger is up to this week in his development:
Your baby has doubled his weight in the past month and is the size of a bag of flour. He now weighs almost 2 1/2 pounds. His total length is nearly fifteen inches. Your baby's lungs are now capable of breathing air! This is big news. It means if the baby is born from now on, he'll be able to survive with less medical intervention. Your baby's main job right now is to put the finishing touches on major organ systems, such as his brain, lungs, and liver. As you can probably tell, he's also working on gaining layers of fat. His body fat is about 2 to 3 percent. Your baby's eyes, which were covered by his eyelid folds at the sixth week of development, are capable of opening this week. His sucking and swallowing skills are improving.
So many things going on in there besides all the kicking and squirming I've been feeling;) Tripp is a very active little baby. He loves to move his head and feet at the same time, i know this because i can feel him on both sides of my belly at the same time! He also loves to hear Carl's voice. Whenever Carl is talking that little boy gets to moving again. I think he might be a daddy's guy;) Carl and I have been enjoying feeling and watching him move. We really can't wait to meet him, at least our next ultrasound is coming up soon so we will at least be able to see him soon!
This past week/weekend have been busy and full of fun parties and Christmas festivities! Last week Carl and I attended a skeet shooting dinner party with his work. Although not an avid shooter, Carl did a great job on his shoot! His boss even tried to convince me that carl needed a new shotgun! We had some yummy buffalo steaks and crawfish sausage, Tripp and I really enjoyed that part;) It was a fun time! On Friday I went out to Baytown to help my sister with Blake's kindergarten christmas party at school. It was so cute and super fun! Such a great way to start off the Christmas week! Saturday we continued on the party kick by attending our nephew blake's 6th birthday party. We got to eat lots of yummy pizza and cookie cake and socialize with family and friends. They even had the "mad scientist" come, which all of the kids seemed to enjoy! I just can't believe Blake is already 6! Time sure does fly. Saturday night we all headed over to Dad and Ginger's for Christmas dinner and gift exchange. My poor dad has to have surgery on wednesday and will be in the hospital over Christmas so we had our celebrations early. We had a really yummy dinner and made from scratch italian cream cake for dessert! It was delicious. We all had a great time and dad and ginger got us all some great gifts! They got me a gift certificate to a spa for a prenatal massage and a spa manicure and pedicure! So basically a day of being pampered...which this tired preggo definitely needs! Carl got a new tool and an american express gift card....which I'm going to have to force him to spend on himself! My sisters and I also got some snuggies! We have always made fun of them but they are actually warm and cozy...I am sitting in my pink snuggie right now! Needless to say it was a fun weekend! And we still have a week full of fun family activities and get togethers! I had better get some rest;)
As usual I snapped tons of pictures and have posted some for all to enjoy! So take a look:
YaYa and Jake
Opening his "big present"
The dresser/changing table
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Your baby will soon weigh 3-5 pounds, looking more like a baby as this extra weight plumps him up. He’ll make purposeful movements to get comfortable and his lungs - among the last organs to develop fully - continue maturing now. Your baby's lungs and brain are beginning to mature. Although he'd have a good chance of survival if he were born now, he could use a few more weeks of growing. Added layers of fat are continuing to form. These layers will help your baby regulate his temperature once outside the womb and help keep him warm.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
On a funny note, Carl and I have been wondering what our little boy will look like. So we dug up some pictures of us when we were newborns in the hospital. It's hard to believe by looking at the pictures, but Carl was actually heavier than me when I was born. Needless to say we had a good laugh. I have posted the pics so you too could have a good laugh;) Who do you think Tripp will look like?
Well hope everyone is having a great day and staying warm! Thanks for catching up with us today and hope you had a little comic relief in your day! Have a blessed week!
Traci & Tripp
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Jake all bundled up
My little snow bunnies!
Look at all that snow!
I wish it would snow like that over here in Spring but I'm really glad my babies got to see it! Tripp and I are enjoying the day inside the warm house snuggled on the couch by the sparkling Christmas tree! We are waiting for Carl to get home and join us. Later we are going to pick up my mom and grandparents from the airport, if their flight is not cancelled due to this crazy weather! They are in for quite a weather shock...they have been in orlando, florida at Walt Disney World where they have been enjoying the 80 degree weather! Please pray for a safe flight and landing for them. Thanks and hope everyone has a safe afternoon and fun winter-like weekend! We'll be updating again real soon...
Traci & Tripp
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wow, we have now entered the third trimester! I can't believe we are here already. Tripp is growing more each week and is quite a little wiggle worm. Carl and I love to feel him moving around. We can't wait to meet him! Here is what Tripp is up to this week:
In the last third of pregnancy, he'll double and triple his weight. The average fetus size at this point is 13.6 in.-14.8in and weighs about 1.5-2.2 lbs. Your dexterous baby can touch and hold his feet and make a fist. Your partner may be able to hear his heartbeat by pressing his ear against your belly. Your baby has a regular sleep schedule now and active and inactive periods. You may or may not be able to discern what those periods are. His nostrils, which have been plugged, open up.
To say we had a great holiday week/weekend would be an understatement! I spent most of last week baking and preparing for thursday which I always enjoy! On Thanksgiving we celebrated twice. First we went over to Carl's aunt's house and had a mini-feast with his family. We had a good time and his aunt did a great job! Afterwards we headed over to my mom's house where we feasted once again! All of the food was delicious but Tripp especially enjoyed mom/yaya's dressing and aunt kelly's sweet potatoes! We ate a couple rounds of food throughout the afternoon and then we rounded out the night with some fun games! We had such a great time getting together with family and friends. After a full day of fun we headed straight to bed to prepare for getting up early to partake in our annual black friday shopping! Mom, Kelly, tiffany and I fought the cold weather and stood in line to get some great deals and to watch all the crazy shoppers go bananas...which is the best part! I have posted a picture of our loveliness at 3am!
Kelly and her boys
Carl, Tripp and I
Dad and us
All of us at dinner
Well, Tripp is kicking me right now, I think he's trying to tell me it's time for breakfast;) so I'm off to make some breakfast and get ready for chuch. Thanks for reading and be sure to check in again soon! How blessed we are! We had a great holiday week and we hope everyone had a blessed thanksgiving and holiday weekend! Have a great week!
Traci, Carl and Tripp
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Baby's now the size of a papaya!(average size is: 10.5-11.8 in. 12.7-20.8oz)
Baby's skin is becoming more opaque as the fat starts to pack on. And, thanks to the formation of small capillaries, his newly thick skin is taking on a fresh pink glow.
Your baby's skin becomes less translucent as pigment is deposited, and it looks wrinkly because his body is making his skin more quickly than it makes the fat to pad underneath it. Your baby's unique hand- and footprints are forming. You may feel jumps as he has bouts of hiccups. In fact, it may seem like the baby is in perpetual motion. Some babies now kick in response to sounds and touch from outside the womb. Encourage your partner to talk to the baby, and see if he kicks in response!
Well tripp has definitely been making his presence known to us daily! He has been wiggling so much that we can even see him move on the outside of my tummy. Carl really gets a kick out of that. I think he is going to be just like his daddy...not being able to sit down for long! Guess my mom and sisters will still be my movie going partners...don't think tripp will like "wasting time" either ;)We are so in love with our little boy already and can't wait to meet him!!
As I said before we had such an amazing weekend...it will be hard to put into words! To kick off the weekend mom and I went and saw New Moon! We went to the movie tavern so for a preggo like me it was heaven...food and a greatly anticipated movie!! WE had a such a good time and really enjoyed the movie! I didn't think anything could top that, but it did. Saturday was my baby nephew Jake's first birthday party. We had a fun time getting together and celebrating. Dad/Chief even got talked into climbing into the moon walk and bouncing around! Jake is so precious and I can't believe he is one already! Here are some pics of the cutie
The Birthday Boy!
"Give me that cake!"
"Yum, that was delicious and fun too!"
Happy Birthday Jake!
Dad getting in touch with his inner child;)
After the party, Carl and I got ready to go to see Dwight Yoakam. Carl surprised me with tickets for our anniversary. We went to Saltgrass first for a yummy dinner and then after a quick stop at CVS for some antacids (indigestion...one of the perks of pregnancy) we were off to the concert. All I can say about Dwight's performance is WOW! It was a great show! And to top it off we had great seats and were basically sitting right in front of him! He put on such an awesome performance. Carl and I were worried because we are not used to staying up so late, but as soon as he hit the stage we were wide awake! Tripp even enjoyed it....he was dancing around in my belly the whole time;) Carl and I also enjoyed feeling him moving around. Poor baby was probably wondering what the heck his usually boring parents were doing! Nonetheless, we're pretty sure he's going to be a fan just like us! Like I said before, what an AMAZING weekend! And now we have thanksgiving this week. Tripp and I can't wait to eat some of my mom/YaYa's delicious dressing!! It's my fave part. Not to mention getting together with family and friends! Friday morning Kelly, mom and I will continue our tradition of getting up at 3 am and hitting the black friday sales! What a great week we have ahead of us! I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!! In closing I have posted some pics from the concert and before. We hope everyone has a blessed week and happy thanksgiving! Remember to give thanks to God for all the blessings in your life! We love you all!!!
Carl, Blake, Tripp and me before the concert
Such an awesome show!
"Good time Charlie's got the blues..."
Have a blessed week and Happy Thanksgiving!
Traci, Carl and Tripp