Thursday, July 24, 2008


Jedd and I had such a great night last night! I have been receiving my weekly pregnancy updates from several different sites, and they all claim that for the past few weeks, I could feel Audrey have hiccups. I just didn't believe it. I didn't know how you would differentiate between movement and hiccups and I guess I just figured it wasn't possible. Then, around 8ish, I felt the hiccups for the first time!! It was a completely different type of feeling than when Audrey moves. The hiccups were coming from right below my belly button--- which would make sense since she is head down in the womb! I was so excited--- definitely a teary eyed moment! She hiccuped continuously for about 2 minutes. Jedd tried to be able to feel them from the outside, but he wasn't able to. It was truly magical!

Then, we decided to watch our favorite pregnancy DVD movie (In the Womb) again. The first time we watched it together when I was around 8 weeks pregnant we were amazed. We started the DVD at week 26, and they recommended that Dads put their head on the Mom's belly to hear the heartbeat of the baby. Jedd wanted to try right away. He was able to hear Audrey's heart through my belly! It was so cute. Then Audrey was kicking like crazy and he said it was such a cool sound from the outside because she was "swishing"--- probably through the fluid. Jedd is now 100% hooked on hearing her heartbeat so I'm sure we'll be doing this everynight!

Such a great night-- and we are so thankful for our blessing!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

28 weeks pregnant

28 weeks pregnant today! The weeks just seem to be flying by...

Audrey's development:

  • Hair on baby's head is growing longer.
  • Eyes are completely formed now.
  • Your baby's body is getting plump and rounded.
  • Muscle tone is improving.
  • Lungs are capable of breathing now
  • Your baby weighs in now at 2.2 pounds and is 14.8 inches

We've had quite an eventful week! Jedd put all of Audrey's nursery furniture together this past weekend. I took time to move all of her stuff back and we set up the furniture the way we want it! So exciting.

We went to the Ship fair last night and ate lots of yummy food. We're both just really looking forward to Friday and heading to OCMD!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Holy Heat!

All I can say today is, HOLY HEAT! Exactly why Charley and I spend most of our days inside with the Central Air. I always told myself I wouldn't be pregnant over the summer! Now I can remember why.... last few months to go and I'm dying!

Jedd and I have someone coming tonight to look at our basement. We're going to get an estimate on how much it will cost to finish it! Jedd is dying for his "man's room" and I'll be excited to move Hank the deer out of our sitting/computer room.

Jedd's job for the weekend is to finish the nursery! Grandpa Howard and I picked up the rest of Audrey's nursery furniture (her crib and hutch were on backorder) yesterday. We're going to put everything together and set up her room the way we want it. I'm so excited! Pictures will be posted on her nursery page ASAP.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another Ultrasound

Went to the hospital today for a free ultrasound! Our u/s tech had called because the hospital was thinking of purchasing some new equipment and she wanted to try it out. She asked if I'd be her fetal model. I was so excited! We arrived at 10 and spent about 1 hour between the two machines seeing Audrey. Of course, she was stubborn as always and would not let us get a view of her face! She continues to put that hand in front of her at all times. We did get to see some great heart, feet, hands, neck, abdomen, and side of head views! I'm just hoping Audrey knows to put that hand down during delivery!!

You could definitely see that Audrey is putting on more fat. Her arms and legs were thicker than when we saw her last on June 30. Just keep growing in there baby girl!!

We changed some things on our registry tonight. We decided instead of the pink/green stroller, car seat, high chair, and pack 'n play we would register for more gender neutral things. We went with a Graco Travel System (car seat and stroller) in green and tan colors (Catalina). We also registered for the pack n play in Catalina as well. We are obsessed with the high chair we picked---- it's a design by Graco called G Galore. There are capital G's all over it--- perfect for baby Gardner! It's also gender neutral so it can be used for Gardner #2 years down the road!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

27 weeks pregnant

I can't believe it--- I am finally in my third and FINAL trimester! It seems like it took forever to get here! I just can't believe that in less than 3 months we'll be holding Audrey in our arms!

According to

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Audrey is compared to the size of a head of cauliflower--- 2 pounds!

Monday, July 14, 2008

3 months to go!

3 MONTHS TO GO!!!!! I cannot believe Audrey's due date is exactly 3 months from today!!!