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I first noticed/was sure that Lan was kicking me the day of U/S, Monday, March 13th. He really only kicks where I notice when I am sitting still or laying down, but the kicks are getting much stronger.
A few minutes ago I watched my tummy, and could see his occasional kicks. It was just little jumps of my tummy where he was kicking, not like I could see anything major, just little jumps. I had Bobby come over and feel. It’s so neat!

Bobby and I are still considering names for the baby, but as you may have noticed from recent posts, we are currently thinking of naming him
*Landon David*

Sunday we went to Babies R Us and set up our registry, which can be accessed through this website: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/babyreg/2T5JTM3XO7QWE
I am currently 20 weeks pregnant! HALF WAY THERE!!!

This week inside Jen:
How your baby’s growing: Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom, and about 10 inches from head to heel. (For the first 20 weeks, we use measurements taken from the top of the baby’s head to his bottom — known as the “crown to rump” measurement. After that, we use measurements from head to toe. This is because a baby’s legs are curled up against his torso during the first half of pregnancy and are very hard to measure.)

A greasy white substance called vernix caseosa coats his entire body to protect his skin during its long submersion in amniotic fluid. (This slick coating also eases the journey down the birth canal.)

Your baby is swallowing more, which is good practice for his digestive system. He’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky substance that’s the result of cell loss, digestive secretion, and swallowed amniotic fluid. This meconium will accumulate in his bowels, and you’ll see it in his first messy diaper (although a few babies pass it in utero or during delivery).
When I woke up this morning, Bobby wrote “20 more” on my tummy. Here is a picture. I still think I look more fat than pregnant.

His kicks are getting stronger. It startles me sometimes when he kicks. I jump, and look around, but of course, it’s not like anyone else noticed. He kicked so hard last night I swear I felt it from the outside, but who knows!
I just hope Bobby can feel him kick soon!
I also have been reading that Landon can hear us, so I’ve taken to singing to him when I’m all alone. Its totally amazing to me.
I worry though, that something could go wrong, and Bobby be out of town. I mean, What if something goes wrong at 33 weeks, or something like that, and we end up with a preemie, and Bobby is out of town. That would doubly suck.
Nothing I can really do but cross my fingers and hope everything works out!
Oh my goodness, I’m half way done!!!!!
Oh yeah, and I really want this shirt for our son. Can’t you just picture him toddling around in it already?

I think I’m in love.
Let me clarify.
Biology seems to lean to the fact that a fetus isn’t a person until a certain point in development. That point has not yet been determined. There is a point, where a the tiny ball of cells becomes a living thinking creature. I’d arbitrarily say that, since we don’t know when that point is, I personally feel that its at some point after the first trimester.
Now mind you, feeling the way I do, and given risks of miscarriage and such in the first trimester, I didn’t really feel like I had a “person” in there. “It” was just a weird growth in my belly, not something that was a child, not something that it made any sense to “love”. Don’t get me wrong, I want a baby, and I love the idea of a baby. But what was in me, wasn’t a baby yet.
Today, at lunch, I finished eating about 20 minutes into my hour, and decided to curl up in an armchair in the lunch room and read.
Apparently Lan thought lunch was EXTRA TASTY. He was bouncing around for the whole time. In fact, he’s still rather active, even though I’m back at my desk.
And I am sitting curled up, shoes tucked under the chair, jacket covering my lap (and bare feet, this is the café at work, after all), reading a rather good book, and I’m so cozy. And Lan kicking me? Just a cute little tickles. Adorable little amazing miracle tickles.
There’s a person in my belly now. And I’m falling in love.
Isn’t life amazing?

It’s a baby!
Seriously, Bobby and I are going to have a SON!!!
I knew it was a boy 🙂
Here are the pictures
Profile shot

He’s look at me!

My little man

It was so cute, he raised his arm and flexed, and we could see the muscles. The woman with the camera missed the actual muscle shot, but his arm is still cute!

The appointment went well. I drank all 33 oz of water, around 3:50, and by about 4:15 I felt like I should pee. By about 4:30, it was no longer just a tickle of I could go, but an all out, get out of my way. At 4:30, I made hubby take me to the doctor, even though we could have hung out at home for another 10 minutes. When we got there I signed in, and it was bad enough to be slightly painful. MIL called to say she was in the parking lot at about 4:55, so hubby went to go show her which office we were in. Of course, as soon as he walks out of the room, I get called back. I panicked for a minute, but the nice lady assured me that she had to take a ton of pictures for the doctor before she could take any or tell me what was going on, so just be patient and that hubby wouldn’t miss anything, and told the receptionist to send them back to our room.
I got on the table, and just had to raise my shirt up and push my pants down enough to show all of my belly. I didn’t have to strip or change or anything, which was nice.
The appt was for a half hour, and the 1st fifteen minutes of it, the U/S lady was silent, taking pictures, with the screen at an angle I couldn’t really see comfortably. I had my head up and cocked at an odd angle to watch what she was doing. MIL and Hubby came in and could see just fine from where they were standing.
I was starting to wonder if this was the same tech that did my early scan, because that tech had been bubbly and talkative, and this woman was so silent!
Once she was done with the doctor’s shots though, she opened right up. She turned the screen so I could see, and started to tell us all about it. Baby was laying with his head under my belly button, and was sitting on his feet! He was curled up facing my back, so I was really worried that we wouldn’t get to see! She started bumping and thumping on my belly to get baby to cooperate, and while she was doing that, his little weenie popped up and down! She eventually got him to roll to his side, and we got a good shot of his little boy parts. I asked how sure she was, and she said she would stake her job on it, because it was such a clear shot!
Baby looks fine and healthy, He has four fingers and a thumb on each hand, we saw him shake his fist, flex his muscles, make the peace sign, and roll over. I never got a real good look at his toes, I’ll have to ask if my honey saw them, but this was because baby was sitting on his feet, just like his mom prefers to sit!
We brought a VHS tape and got it on film, now I just need to hook up the VCR at home so I can watch it.
After the scan, I met with the nurse, and had my “belly check.” I am currently planning a hospital birth, and was sad to find out that I will have to have an IV put in as part of hospital policy. I really didn’t want one, but oh well.
Anyway, Nurse asked me if we got a gender, and I told her it was a boy, and she said that was odd, because she checked the female box. So nurse got out the doctors pictures (which were taken before my pictures and we were told the gender) and there is a shot of my baby’s bum, where you can see his testicles, so the U/S lady knew it was a boy when I was worried we wouldn’t be able to tell due to his position.
Anyway, nurse asked the U/S lady, and she confirmed she just checked the wrong box.
My weight has stabilized, so I was told not to worry about it anymore, and that expect to put on some more weight now for my growing boy. Currently we are not planning on circumcising our little man.
Snakes and Snails and Puppy dog tails!!!!
AND WE NEED A BOYS NAME!!! Right now our top to choices are Landon David and Xanth Isaac, please suggest away!
This week inside Jen:
How your baby’s growing: Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces, and he measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the length of a small zucchini. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine, and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. This is a crucial time for sensory development: Your baby’s brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch
(according to the U/S, he was 15 centimeters or 5.9 inches)
After that we went to VooDoo daddy’s to celebrate. Our house is coming along fine, final foundation should be poured on next Tuesday, one week from today. The stem walls were already poured, and the basic plumbing (in the foundation) should be done this weekend.
Here is the picture from the lot on Sunday, and a shinning example of why I love AZ. This will be our view from our balcony, only this was taken from the ground, not up a story

And here is one of my nephews snowman that they built on Sunday

If you click on any of the pictures, you should be taken to a larger version of it.