22 weeks!!!

This little lady is really on the move! She loves to stay up at night!!! She gets excited around 8:30/9:00 I think because thats when I put the kids to bed so she finally gets a little quiet time lol. She wanted to play all night the other night and shes getting sooo strong shes keeping me up! We got up around 4:30 AM for another play time lol. But I LOVE every second of it! What a sweet baby she is! Im starting to get bigger and bigger im not a huge fan of this weeks pic of me… Im still craving ICE I cant get enough I eat cups and cups of it ALL day long! Jon and Molly finished there stories for the belly buds! Seriously if you dont have them you should get them sooo neat. Now Ellie can listen to mommy and daddy every night!!! Now the fun stuff Ellie is doing!!!   Your Baby

Your Mini’s hands have grown bigger and stronger and the nerve endings in her fingers have developed her sense of touch. She’s in there testing out her newfound abilities by touching her face and grabbing the umbilical cord. Other cool developments:

You’re already raising a little Einstein. Your baby’s brain is developing at a clip this week and will continue to do so until she’s five years old (so load up on the Omega 3)!

Baby’s hair is now a short, bright white crop (Billy Idol, eat your heart out!). No matter what color it will end up—red, blonde, black—all babies’ hair lacks pigment at this point.

Your baby has started growing taste buds and may be able to detect strong flavors in the amniotic fluid. If you could see inside, you might catch her sticking out her tongue for a taste and then grimacing, a sign that perhaps you should chill on the chili powder.

Your baby now weighs almost a pound and measures almost 11 inches from her head to her heel, which is how the Stretch Armstrong in your uterus will be measured from here on out. Up ’til now your baby’s legs were curled tight up against her torso, so she was measured from her head to her bottom (or crown to rump) and not head to toe. This week your mini is about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a large bag of tortilla chips. Who’s hungry?
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13 weeks!!!

I’m doing great!!! I’m feeling good and my belly is growing! I’m getting SOOO excited for Christmas this year I know kailynn will have so much more fun this year! I’m giving Molly and Jon belly buds for Christmas they are really cool! They will be able to record them selves talking reading whatever songs they like and I can put it on my belly so the baby can hear mommy and daddy!!! I feel like its perfect for our situation!  To all the other surros or IPs reading this look them up!!! And I cant believe next month  they will be back in town to visit baby for the 20 week ultrasound!!!! There still undecided on if they will find out the sex. I’m excited no matter what!!! So here is what baby Jolly is up to this week!                                                      Your Baby in Week 13 of Pregnancy

What’s up with your baby? Well, besides being as large as a peach now, that big old noggin of hers is now about half the size of her crown-to-rump length (that’s one reason why your little peach looks more like an alien from outer space at this point). By the time you give birth, her body will catch up, measuring three-quarters of her total size. What else is going on in there? Tiny bones are beginning to form in her arms and legs, the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords are well under construction (the first step toward saying, “I love you, Mommy!”). And because she can move her arms and legs in a jerky fashion, she may be able to get her thumb into her mouth (a habit that may come in handy for self-soothing when she’s a newborn.
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