Tuesday, November 29, 2011

22 weeks!

Yesterday marked 22 weeks.....and my 23rd week of being pregnant!  Things are really starting to go by quickly now.  My class is definitely noticing that I'm starting to look more and more pregnant.  There is a little girl in my class who was gone for a week visiting family in Texas.  She returned today and said, "Now you actually look pregnant!!"  Her mom is pregnant and due just a couple weeks before me.  This little girl also told me that she would bet me $10 that I'm having a boy.  She seems pretty confident.  We'll see in a few months if she was correct! :)

Baby's size hasn't changed from a papaya.  It won't change until month 5 is up.  However, I did read that in the next four weeks, baby's weight/size will double!  Wow!!!  Baby Burton should be weighing in at about a pound now!

Fabric we bought for baby's room!  Guesses on what colors we are going with? :)

Oh, and remember Black Friday shopping at midnight?  Well, that was all Wendy's idea....and here is what she looked like at about 3:30am at Kohl's.
Sorry Wendy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from the Burton's!

I have a few hours to burn until Wendy, my mom, and I go Black Friday shopping, so I figured I would stay ahead of schedule and post some pictures from Thanksgiving.

Tyson and I drove to my parents' house late on Wednesday night so we could sleep in a little and spend some more time at home on Thursday.  We woke up this morning, got to play with Ava, and watch some of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.  We ate lunch with my grandma in Ackley with my dad's brother Stan's family.  We then spent the rest of the afternoon and night lounging around, shooting guns, and planning for Black Friday deals starting at midnight!

21weeks 3days

Dad setting up the targets

This looks like a picture for baby Burton's scrapbook! LOL
I hit the bottle on my first try!

Monday, November 21, 2011

21 weeks and a healthy baby!!

Today we are 21 weeks and it was also the big ultrasound day!!  We didn't find out the gender, but we do have a sealed envelope with a picture of baby's "parts" in case we want to take a look. 

Here's what is happening with baby for the next few weeks.  It looks like baby's size doesn't change much in the following weeks:

Your Baby: Month 5

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
 Please excuse these pictures.  They were taken with my cell phone which normally takes really good pictures, but apparently not when there is very little light.

And here are just 3 of the 120+ pictures of baby Burton that we got on a disc!

The doctor said everything in the heart and brain look normal!  That's a good sign.  Our due date hasn't changed so we're right on schedule for April 2nd still.  We'll see if baby wants to surprise us a little early.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Toward the end of last week, I thought I was starting to feel the baby moving.  However, I wasn't 100% sure that's what it really was.  Then Wednesday night I had Tyson put his hand on my stomach.  When I felt what I thought was a kick he said, "was that it?!"  So....I guess we have a mover!!  He got to feel the baby kick a few times that night and was so excited!  I was too because it made me know that what I was feeling must really be baby! :)

We have our ultrasound on Monday.  Pictures to come. :) :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

20 weeks down, 20 weeks to go!!

Today officially marks the halfway point through our pregnancy! I can't believe we're halfway, but when I think back to July when we saw 'PREGNANT' flash on that test, it seems like that was forever ago!!

Here's the scoop on baby Burton this week!

Your Baby: Week 21

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch. 

We have our ultrasound in a week, so next time I post, you'll have a face to put with the name: Baby Burton!  I am so excited to get another look at this teeny, tiny baby!  

I've also been thinking a lot about the nursery lately and know it's time to make some decisions and get started.  I looked at cribs yesterday as well as fabric.  We're going to be doing a little DIY for the baby bedding.  I just can't find anything that I love that isn't WAY overpriced.  So our solution is to make some of it.  I'll keep you updated when that process begins!  I'm hoping sooner rather than later.