Monday, June 21, 2010

Ten Weeks and A Million Bucks....

I'm sure I've written it before, but it bears repeating again. We love pretty much anything that Dr. Sweeney tells us but one of my favorite Dr. Sweeney-isms was to hear that Matthew looked like a million bucks.

So, though Little Bit is still just a Little Bit, I was hoping we'd hear that (s)he looked like at least $250K!

I was not disappointed! The heartbeat was 167 (Matthew's heartbeat was always in that range too--think my children just flutter quickly!) and flickered beautifully. We measured right on track for 10w0d, which is exactly what we are today and Dr. Sweeney said that the baby looked like a million dollars--and just like me!

I told him that I keep telling John that the baby looks like me, but I was glad to have it medically confirmed.

Baby was wiggling this morning too, and I am glad to know that already (s)he is a wiggler. Matthew was SUCH a wiggler and I found that so reassuring. I hope this sister or brother will be too and I hope that the last two ultrasounds are indicative of a wiggler. A really active wiggler.

Y'all are going to have to send me recipes for goodies to take to my doctors because even though I think everyone loves brownies, they can get boring. I shook it up a little today with black forest cherry brownies, and I think I'm going to make some fudge for my appointment with Dr. Shonekan on the 29th. I think one of the things I can do to keep busy in between appointments is try to come up with new goodies to take.

Here are the stats for 10 weeks. Still pictures and video follow:

Week Ten: Embryo is now waving!

You are 10 weeks pregnant. (eight weeks after conception)
  • From this week until birth, the developing organism is called a fetus.
  • The fetus is now the size of a small strawberry.
  • The feet are 2mm long (one tenth of an inch).
  • The neck is beginning to take shape.
  • The body muscles are almost developed. Baby has begun movement.
  • While still too small for you to feel, your little one is wriggling and shifting.
  • The jaws are in place. The mouth cavity and the nose are joined.
  • The ears and nose can now be seen clearly.
  • Fingerprints are already evident in the skin.
  • Nipples and hair follicles begin to form.
8 weeks  feet8 weeks  hands The unborn baby is now called a fetus. Though the fetus is constantly moving, you will not be able to actually feel fetal movement for several more weeks. All of the organs, muscles, and nerves are in place and beginning to function. As the hands and feet develop fingers and toes, they have lost their paddle like look. The touch pads on the fingers form and already have fingerprints.

During this week of pregnancy the crown to rump length of the fetus is 0.9 inch to 1.2 inches (22 to 30mm), weight 0.07 ounce (2gm). They are now on the way to forming their testicles or ovaries, getting ready for the next generation. Until the ninth week of fetus development, the fetal reproductive apparatus is the same one for the both sexes. The head is still large and curves into chest.

Each week your uterus grows larger with the baby growing inside it. You may begin to see your waistline growing thicker by this time. A pelvic exam will detect that your uterus has grown from it's normal, size of your fist, to a little bigger than a grapefruit.

Of course, my uterus was not really cooperating so much so Katy had to really push down to get the baby to show him or herself. I hope this doesn't meant that I'll have to wait even longer to feel movement.

Here are a couple of still shots--getting bigger and soon we'll really be able to make body parts out!

Zoomed In profiles....

Profiles right after waves!

I got a really, really great deal on a Flip UltraHD to take with me when John can't be there (like today) and tried it out today. Not too bad, especially considering the deal I got. Gotta Love Amazon and Swagbucks!!

And yes...I know I ended it with, "So, she's ok?"

My apologies in advance, little one, if you are are another sweet baby boy. My guess is that since I'm feeling you're a girl, I'm probably WAY wrong and will have to keep making those apologies once you're born and can read!!


  1. I am so happy for you a million bucks. Too bad I wont get a chance to meet Dr. Sweeney tomorrow. He has another obligation so I meet someone else. That is ok now. Heartbeat still looks good to me, I know you are excited.

  2. I'm so glad that this child is a wiggler!! Happy for a great appointment and the comfort of wiggles and measurements!

  3. I am so goofy, when s (he) waived I found myself waving back (LOL) Yay for a great heart rate and that you can now hear it on the Doppler and Yay for outstanding and caring Dr. 28 weeks to go I will pray that they get less stressful as time goes moves on. I just love the photos of your babies, the are both just Beautiful!!

  4. Aww to the million bucks!!! Thank you for sharing pictures of Miney I always like seeing them and the videos too :) I feel like I'm able to be there with you without actually being there due to distance. I am constantly praying for you and I love reading your posts.

    You can try rice krispy treats plain or you can add butterscotch fudge icing by melting chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together. Or scotcheroos sooo yummy. Let me know if you want me to send you the recipe :)

  5. I LOVED watching Miney jumping around and waving! :) So precious! I'm just so incredibly happy for you guys. I love the updates. Keep them coming! Still praying for you guys and little Miney.

  6. Aww, thank you so much for sharing. I needed that today! I am glad you got a good report. Lemon squares are a good treat for the Dr. office. God bless!

  7. Awwwwww Lori I loved loved loved the little video.... how sweet is your little Miney waving away.... :D that is just soooooooo cute !!!
    Sometimes moms just know the sex before you get told.... can't wait to find out if your right... lots of love and hugs and prayers your way xxx

  8. Aww, I just love u/s pics and videos!!! And you just reminded me - I forgot to buy some cookies for my OB appointment today! Good thing there's a grocery store nearby. ;) Thanks for that idea, btw!

    I'm glad everything is going so well, and I hope YOU are staying strong!! Many prayers!

  9. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    agreed! lol she looks just like YOU!!!! xoxoxoxoxxo

    yay! yay! yay! i'm havin' a party over here:)!

  10. Aweomse--Amazing--Overwhelmingly Brilliant! So incredible Lori---Thanks for sharing!

  11. So relieved that Miney is doing well. How neat for your husband to have the videos to watch. I think I will be doing the same thing if and when we are blessed with another one. I will keep you guys in my prayers.

  12. wow. that is so amazing that you can see miney's arms and legs and head so distinctly. i remember i had my first ultrasound at 12 weeks and lily was doing flips, and squirming and wiggling and waving. and i said, "if this is any indication as to what's to come, we've got a time ahead of us." such a tiny, precious life you have in you, Lori! I am so, so, so happy for you. thanks for posting the video! post one next time too...and maybe eat a brownie beforehand, so miney will be happy and we can watch (s)he move more! :)

  13. Precious!!!! Lori, right when I started watching the video of little one, my playlist began to play "His Eye is on the Sparrow"...and the tears began to pour down my face.
    I pray the Lord's constant protection over little one daily, and am so glad that you shared this video with us all!

  14. Here via ICLW:

    Your "little wiggler" is already a cutie! I just love looking at u/s's of happy little babies!

  15. How wonderful :) Love the pictures of little gumi bear, so sweet.

    Be good to yourself and maybe take Rice Krispy (been around forever, but tasty) treats or some Yummy Red Velvet cup cakes! Cruise Food Network. com for ideas ;)


  16. Thank you for sharing! What fun to see Miney! I LOVED it and it was also nice hearing your voice :)

  17. Your brownies SUSTAINED me. Don't ever doubt those brownies! (S)he's just amazing and beautiful. :)

  18. How wonderful!!! :) I think it's neat you make treats for them. You could always make rice krispy treats. Those are pretty simple!