Sunday, May 27, 2012

32 weeks

Wednesday, May 23, marks 32 weeks!
  (isn't it fun when numbers are backwards 23-32? i love when scores are like that in games too. 
random, i know. and nothing to do with baby)

Babycenter says: 
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.
What is a jicama, you ask??? I don't know but thankfully Babycenter gives me a picture.

 According to Wikipedia..... jicama- a Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as Jícama (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxikama]; from Nahuatl xicamatl, [ʃiˈkamatɬ]), Mexican Yam, or Mexican Turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant's edible tuberous root. Jícama is one species in the genus Pachyrhizus and is more closely related to the rhubarb family. Plants in this genus are commonly referred to as yam bean, although the term "yam bean" can be another name for jícama. The other major species of yam beans are also indigenous within the Americas.

During this week, we wrapped up our birthing class. There was no graduation or certificate upon completion. (if you remember, i didn't get a certificate for paying off my student loans in a timely manner either. :( sad day.) I am not sure that taking the class helped me to be more prepared for getting Snowflake out of her cozy little bubble. I think it just gave me more things to freak me out.

Other than trying to figure out this magic wand, things are good. She is still a big mover and starting to poke around. There are times she pokes me so I poke her back. The craziest is when I do it and she totally moves away. She doesn't make my belly button hurt as much any more but it is definitely more sensitive than it has ever been. 

Summer is in full effect. Some days I shower.... some days I don't. :D Monday (5/21) we went to tour a daycare. It was nice. I mean, I don't really know what to say about it since it is the first one we have gone to. The owner is a principal in my school district so I feel that they are going to keep things up because what principal wants their name smeared for having a sub-par facility. 

Tobie and I have been getting up every morning and walking. It has been really nice and she loves it! Saturday, we even took two walks! It was sort of necessary to counter act the donut, sno cone, and cookie we ate throughout the day.

My walking shadow. Tobie walked away, her shadow was being shy. :)
We spent Saturday night re-doing the bassinet. After I requested it, my Dad brought it from Enid. It is the same one my brother and I used and I remember playing with my dolls with it. 

It used to have blue bows on it

Soon it will make its way into our room
I also spent one afternoon hanging clothes up. Hubby's cousin gave us two paper bags FULL of clothes! I went through 40 hangers hanging stuff up... and those were only the ones through 3 months! We have decided that we are already going to have to take the bigger sizes down and rotate through them. Poor girl, doesn't have any clothes. HA!

On one of the days that I showered, I went to Hobby Lobby. I got some good finds for little Snowflake's room!
These were originally $22 and $26 dollars!

This was originally $20.
 I paid a whopping $20 dollars for all three of those! Thank you Hobby Lobby! Snowflake now has two cute frames and a trashcan for her room. :)

The next item, I paid a whole $2.25 for. This project will be used to hold her diaper holder up. Notice I said PROJECT. I mean, it's cute but doesn't exactly match her room. Stay tuned for the finished product!


  1. I love your shadow picture! Too cute. Yay Snowflake!

  2. Oh! ! ! ! Po Po, Court3ney beat me to the draw, dad gum it Iwanted to be first, but I don't get up at 8:25 AM. Anyway better luck next time. Ha Ha. Jennie Marie I think you are doing a GREAT job on Snowflakes room,however you'd better slow down your getting so much stuff poor Snowflake won"t have a place to sleep or play . another thought froma n old man. Love pa l.