We don't have any new photos to share yet, but a little fun news...Lori felt baby move for the first time last night. Tiny little kicks really low on the abdomen. They were really sporadic and small, so Dave did not get kicked yet. Lori's been anxiously waiting for the first movements, and so it was a really exciting moment for her.
This is from the weekly email on the progress of the wee one:
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
Does anyone even like turnips?
26 October 2008
Are we overdue for a post? Yes!!! The camera that broke then got fixed, decided to break again, and right in time for Matthew's first "real" steps and his birthday. Yes, we the parents have photographically missed out on crucial baby moments. Thank goodness for Uncle James who, on his visit to see us took a gaggle of pictures, including enough on the actual birthday to (hopefully) fulfill all your dreams. :) All the pics you see here are courtesy of Uncle James Photography.
Birthday cake was not as interesting as two fig newtons. Easy to please, that's our son!
(Culvers - recognize the pumpkin? From gradeschool days!!!)
Teddy bear from Nana Inez - fun story, the bear talks when you press its hand...when we pressed it for the first time, Matt dove for Lori's pockets, we assume thinking that the voice was coming from a cell phone. So cute!!
These are not all the presents Matt opened, just the ones we currently have pictures for. Thank you to all y'all, so generous and thoughtful. You'll be getting thank-you notes when Matt learns how to hold a pencil. :)
With love and big boy wishes,
Lori Dave and Matt