Shell's Journey

For anyone who has ever struggled to have a baby, knows that this is an emotional rollercoaster! Thanks for sharing the ride with us!

Monday, September 25, 2006


pronounced (tay-gen)

meanings: irish~ "Little poet" English~"Good-looking"

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I have a secret.........

HEEHEE........I think our girl finally has a name!!! when I am 100% sure, I will post the news!!

What is the baby up to?? 24wks!

Your baby now weighs around 1.5 lbs (700g), and measures about 8.8 inches (22cm) from crown to rump, but this varies from baby to baby.

Your doctor should be able to hear your baby's heartbeat, using a stethoscope or Doppler ultrasound device. If your partner puts his ear right on your belly in the right position, he might even be able to hear it unaided if there is no background noise.

Your baby sleeps and wakes in a more regular pattern now. You may notice that your baby is particularly active when you are resting.

The center of your baby's bones are beginning to harden.

If your baby is a boy, the testes will start to descend into the scrotum now. If your baby is a girl, the vagina will begin to hollow out and mature now.

Your baby can make a fist now and may already have a preference for the right or left hand.

With modern medical technology, your baby would have a chance to survive if it were born now.

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Friday, September 15, 2006


Had my 23wk appt today. Things are good!!! Pretty uneventful appt. I was the doctors 1st patient and was in and out in no time! I have gained 5lbs since the last appt so I am up to about 10lbs total for the 23wks......not too shabby for me!!! I go again in 4 wks!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

a woman's purrogative.......

I changed my mind on the bedding! I love the babygap bedding but it was very expensive and being white, it would get pretty!

I found this set on ebay (yeah, ebay!) and after 3 different tries, finally won it for a very low price!!! 9 pieces for less than the bumper alone on the babygap set!

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Your baby is now about 8.4 inches from crown to rump (21cm) and weighs about 1.2 pounds (530g).

Your baby's face and body now look more like a full-term baby. She now looks close to how she will look at birth.

The eyes, though they are still closed, are now close together on the front of the face and the ears are in their final position. Eyelashes are fairly well-developed and hair is growing on your baby's head.

Your baby's movements are becoming more restricted now as she fills up the uterus more. Cartwheels and somersaults inside the amniotic sac are no longer possible, but she can still hold the umbilical cord and touch and feel around her. Though your baby is already living in tight quarters in the amniotic sac, she will soon have even less room to move around.

Her vital organs are now quite mature. However, since the lungs are not yet fully formed, your baby would have breathing problems if born prematurely at this stage.

Your baby is becoming increasingly conscious of the world outside and may feel startled when you are startled.

Your baby may alternate between having very active and very calm periods.

Your baby may have facial expressions such as frowning, squinting and pursing of the lips.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

my little genius

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Thursday, September 07, 2006


She might not have a name, but I think I found the bedding!!! 

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

True blue boy......

Didnt want all of the conversation to be about pink! Here is video of my boy playing baseball!

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I have some pink....

I went out and bought some small pink things over the weekend.....not much, just a few pink hats...but now there is pink in the house!! I think I finally found the bedding I want for her!! I will post a pic when I am totally sure....this is starting to get fun!!!

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Our baby needs a name.......

Our poor little princess has no name! We didn't discuss names until we knew her gender.....and now it has been pretty non-stop discussion around our house...yet she still has no name. We have several names that we like, but haven't decided on a name that fits our little princess. Of course, we have had tons of people ask about the names we are thinking about....but when we tell them, everyone has an opinion! UGH!! think we need to keep our ideas to can be quite hurtful when you tell someone a name and they say "that is a fat girls name" or "eww, i can't stand that name"...of course, it is not meant to be hurtful, but I had my heart set on a certain name and those are some of the responses I got. So I guess it will be awhile before you get to know the name....we wont "spill out" anymore ideas to people.....we will just decide on a name then announce it when we are really sure.

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