Tuesday, July 29, 2008

21 Weeks and Less Than 4 Months to Go!

Lilly has started talking to her little sister already and is giving her kisses. We still haven't gotten anywhere with baby to be's name. She may be one of many names we are agreeable on but neither Liam or I are ready to commit to just one yet! We keep telling Abigail there is a baby in mommy's tummy and she lifts my shirt and pulls down my pants to take a look. I am sure she thinks we are absolutely nuts! LOL Lilly will tell her to give baby a kiss and she will find her dolly and kiss it.... smart girl!

Our little one will begin to fill out over the next few weeks. Fat layers form throughout baby's body. These layers will eventually keep HER warm and insulated once outside the womb. Soft hair, called lanugo, covers HER body, too. HER eyelids are still closed, making HER appear like he's sleeping, but frequent wiggles will let you know SHE's awake. Baby is frequently hiccuping and practicing HER breathing.

How Big Is Baby?
Baby-to-be weighs in at around 10.5 ounces and stretches to about 7.2 inches (crown to rump).

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ultrasound Pictures

Here she is! Baby GIRL Porter #3!! Sucking her thumb already!

Just relaxing in the womb...

Finally I was able to upload some photos that were scanned on Mom and Myles scanner (thank guys)! Now all can enjoy these VERY clear photos of our 3rd baby girl to come. I think Liam and I are going to take awhile to figure out an agreeable name for this one. We always agree on boys names... but when it comes to girls the arguing is on! Liam thinks he should be able to pick this name all on his own (fat chance)! We will keep you all updated. I have not decided if the name will be a secret or not yet... just depends on the name I guess. Updates soon enough. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's A Girl!

Miss Baby Porter was still a tiny bit uncooperative LOL She had her foot in the way most of the time. Once the tech told us he was pretty sure it was a girl she decided to show us for sure. Lilly is pretty excited. She did say the other day she thought it was another girl... smart girl she is :) We are very happy and know this baby will be SO loved by everyone. Now Daddy will have another princess to spoil. Pictures to come. I need to find someone with a scanner so I get get these ones uploaded. She was sucking her thumb and the tech got some great shots!

Monday, July 21, 2008

5 Months in Just 2 Days!

5 Months pregnant in just two days... only 4 months to go! Time is flying by!

Boy or Girl? Check in tomorrow night. I got a requisition from my family Doctor and am going for another ultrasound tomorrow at 7:30pm to find out baby's sex! Fingers crossed baby will cooperate this time. Lilly is going to come along for the visit this time and she is so excited about it. She couldn't stop smiling when I told her we were going. She really thinks now that baby is a girl and cannot wait to find out for sure.

About Baby

By week 20, baby-to-be is gearing up for the next phase in his development—filling out. His organs are getting into their proper places. His kidneys are now in position with their familiar bean shape. His testes (or ovaries for girls) have reached their position. His brain continues to form and grow. His teeth are beginning to appear, and he can swallow. We actually saw baby gumming on something in the last ultrasound we had... it was quite neat to see.

I am still feeling pretty yuck and sore sore sore. I am reading that with baby growing now at a faster pace that the aches and pains are all VERY normal.

I have this silly cold right now that is continuing to make me cough... and with the cough comes some gaging and you can guess what is next... yummy! I cannot wait to stop this silliness... there is nothing worse than getting sick to your stomach... I hate it!

How Big Is Baby?
Baby is still just barely six inches long (crown to rump) and weighs around nine ounces.

I will update tomorrow night with results... boy or girl... we will see, we will see!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Liam and I went for our ultrasound on Friday and got to see baby move and wiggle. We saw little hands and little feet, we saw little arms and little legs but nothing inbetween! Baby kept it's legs closed and was uncooperative. The tech and doctor both tried to give it a go with much wiggling of mommy's tummy and pushing around but baby wouldn't give. Liam and I are going to try and get another ultrasound if possible strictly for sex determination. If we cannot get in in Kingston we have made an appointment in Vaughn at U C Baby for August 9th. At this appointment they do sex detirmination as well as give you two pictures and a disk full of pictures to take home with us. I think the disk will be good considering I no longer have my scanner anymore and am unable to upload the pictures from this visit. Baby also didn't want us to see it's face because in the 3D ultrasound shot the hand is right over the face! Baby is stubborn already... clearly a Porter! Fingers crossed we will find out what we are having soon enough. If it is a boy we would like to be totally prepared... pink on boys just doesn't work for us!

Friday, July 11, 2008

18 Weeks and Growing Bigger!

I went to get more blood taken today and this lady was much more successful than the last. She poked me and blood started draining immediately. I am still feeling exausted but I am strating to think that with shift work and two young children I am bound to feel this way forever! LOL Friday the 18th is fast approaching (only 1 week to go)! I cannot wait!!

Baby-to-be's senses are maturing. Baby is able to hear sounds within her own comfortable environment, such as the sound of my heart beating, as well as external sounds, such as my voice. He may become more active for certain sounds, and I will feel his movements. At this point in his development he's still small enough that there is plenty of room to wiggle.
How Big Is Baby?
The little one is about five ounces and five to six inches long (crown to rump).