Sunday, December 27, 2009

29 Weeks and Christmas fun!

Wow. What a great week we've had! But more importantly, I am now officially 29 weeks preggo! Little Tripp has been quite busy in there. Here is a little look as to what he has been up to: Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. Baby's energy is surging, thanks to white fat depositing beneath his skin. And since he's growing so fast (weight will triple by birth), things are getting kind of cramped in the womb. What all this means for you: Get ready for some more kicks and jabs to the ribs.

Well I have definitely been feeling the kicks and jabs! Tripp is moving all the time now! I love it! And hearing his daddy's voice only intensifies the movement. We go for our next ultrasound this coming week and we can't wait to see our little man! Carl has been hard at work on finishing up the dresser/changing table. Now that Christmas is over we realize how soon little tripp will be with us! Can't wait to get the nursery all finished up!

We had a great Christmas week/weekend. We are so blessed to have such large and wonderful families. We had a full agenda of christmas parties and get-togethers which all started last weekend. We had so much fun getting together with family and friends and got lots of great gifts! Tripp even got his share of Christmas presents! Can't wait until he is actually here with us to celebrate Christmas. And boy did we get our share of yummy food all week long! I think I am still full now! I will definitey be hitting the gym this next week as hard as I can;) All in all it was a great week. I have posted just a few pictures from the past week. We hope everyone had a great Christmas as well!

Uncle Carl playing with the boys

Me and my boys (Tripp too)

Blake and Jake

Jessica, joshua and I (tripp and judd too)

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

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