Tuesday, October 21, 2008

21 weeks, 3 days

Where is time flying to? I know I say every week how fast it's going, but now I'm over the halfway mark, and things are going to get even busier for a while.

All is well with us for the most part! Joey aggravated his back and hips and has been in pretty bad pain for about a week now. He was able to get to the chiropractor at the end of last week and the news wasn't good - his back is about 6 inches out of alignment, his neck and hips are also out of whack, and his pelvis is an inch higher on one side than the other, which makes walking understandably painful. So, he's undergoing some intensive therapy with the chiropractor in the coming weeks. He's already feeling a million times better, but we have a ways to go. They think it could have been caused at birth, and then just got worse over the years. Thankfully it looks like they'll be able to correct the problems without surgery. Whew! If you could keep him in your prayers, I'm sure he'd appreciate it. :)

Joey and I are waiting welcome our sweet nephew into the world. Mindy thinks he'll continue to bake for a few more weeks before joining us though. Maybe even on Joey's birthday (November 18)?? Mom is convinced he'll be here in December, but we'll see! :)

That should pretty much catch you up for now! I hear it's supposed to SNOW this week! I love snow, but isn't it a bit early? It was just 2 years ago this weekend that we had our wedding reception (outdoors!) on a beautiful, warm, fall Nebraska night.

Here's a few development notes:

Guess what? Your baby has finally broken the one-pound mark. How heavy is that? Hold a one-pound box of sugar in your hand the next time you're in the grocery story (and expect people to ask you why you're grinning from ear to ear). Is the box eight inches long? That's about the length your baby is too!

This week, your sweetie is making more sense of the world as he or she develops the sense of touch. In fact, your little one's grip is quite developed by now — and since there's nothing else to grab in utero, he or she may sometimes hold on tight to that umbilical cord (don't worry — it's tough enough to handle it). The sense of sight is also getting more developed. Your fetus can now perceive light and dark much better than before (even with those fused eyelids). But remember — unless you're shining a flashlight over your belly (which you can do, by the way), it'll be mostly dark for your baby inside that cozy womb of yours.

Moving up from the eyes, the eyelashes and eyebrows are well formed now — and even more hair is sprouting atop that cute little head. You'd be quite surprised, though, if you could see your little one up close and in color. Hair at this stage has no pigment, so it's bright white.

alison and joey

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