Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We wish you a wonderful time filled with family, food, and fun. More posts to come soon, but for now I am off to sit in front of the fire with a hot cup of tea and my favorite people.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Belly Picture - Week 17

This picture was taken last week. I am definitely bigger than I was at this time with Naomi, but I keep reminding myself that second babies show faster than first ones. Right? Please tell me that this is true.
I am feeling better these days. The sickness has thankfully subsided, and my appetite is coming back. I heard the baby's heartbeat at my doctors appointment at 16 weeks. What a wonderful sound! It always makes the pregnancy seem more real and is so reassuring to know that everything is well with our newest little one.
We have an ultrasound scheduled for early in the new year so I will put up some pictures of Baby Klassen #2 then.

Here is an update on how baby is doing from the website called
Pregnancy Week by Week
By 17 weeks pregnant your bean may be up to 4.8 inches in length and may weigh more than 3.5 ounces! Most babies are the size of a large apple by pregnancy week 17! During pregnancy week 17 your baby concerns herself with swimming gleefully about her home. As you continue your pregnancy week by week your baby will start converting her cartilage skeleton into bone. This will require ample calcium consumption on mom's part. By pregnancy at 17 weeks most babies can hear outside of the womb. Now is a good time to start reading to your baby or putting on nice, soothing music during the day.
You baby will start putting on a little fat in the upcoming weeks, though your baby will do most of her bulking up during the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

She is alive!

Hello Friends,
Fear not. I am well, however I have not had the urge to blog since my month long project. There is lots to catch up on including a Naomi update, some belly pictures, and pre christmas celebrations. Unfortunalty these will have to wait for tommorow. I am so tired this week because I have worked a few days with my mother-in-love cleaning HUGE homes. Have a great night my friends and enjoy the snow if you live in the Valley.
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson