Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Big Purchase

I'll start out by saying that I have no pictures this week. We didn't really do anything that allowed us to take pictures! You can say we were pretty boring this week. I basically went to work, was on survival mode through volleyball practice and crashed when I got home. There were nights Adam brought me supper on the couch and then I went straight to bed!

I had class on Friday night, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. I am working towards my master's with another certification . The class was about Communication and Language Disorders. I found certain elements very interesting for how to work with and support some students I work with, but also found how newborns, toddlers, and children pick up language and speech VERY interesting. That brings me to this weeks update on the babies!

The babies are about the size of a peach this week. They are about 2 1/2 to 3 inches from rump to crown. The babies have doubled in size since the 7th week... explaining why I have been exhausted. The babies heads are slowing down in growth letting the rest of their bodies to catch up. Right now their heads are about half their length and by week 21 their heads will be about a third of their length. Their ears are just about at their permanent places on their heads, their eyes are moving closer together, and their intestines are developing. I read somewhere that this week you can start talking to the babies and music helps with brain development. I learned in my class this past weekend that talking to the babies actually helps them with the rhythm of language for later development. I laugh every time Adam tries to "talk" through my belly button to the babies. He thinks his mouth has to be on my belly and all it ends up is a muffled noise.

Oh! One more exciting thing from this week... We bought the stroller we have been eyeing up! Thanks to Adam (bargain shopper) we found it for MUCH cheaper than we had seen in the stores so we ordered it. It's out first major purchase, just another thing making this whole experience very real! We especially liked it because it is on a single stroller base and can easily convert to a single and double stroller with all the attachments. Maybe I'll get to go shopping with only one baby for an afternoon and it can be converted to a single (wishful thinking?). Also, when it is a double, it doesn't feel like we are pushing a bus!!!

We have our doctor appointment tomorrow. We are excited to hear the heartbeats again!! I guess we aren't really sure what else the appointment will consist of but we will keep you posted in next weeks entry!

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