Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Weight: 17.5 pounds
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Weight: 16 pounds
Friday, October 28, 2011
Age: 2 months
Saturday, October 15, 2011
In these pictures, I would guess that Jack weighs around 10.5 pounds. You can see that he's already growing out of some of his diapers!
First off, let's start with the diapers that don't require a separate cover. This includes all-in-one diapers and pocket diapers. All-in-one diapers are just that, they require nothing more than putting them on baby (with velcro or snaps) and washing. They are very easy for dads and babysitters, but they take a long time to dry and tend to be the most expensive kind of diaper.
First up is the Lil Joey by Rumparooz. These are the tiniest diapers ever! They fit great right after we came home from the hospital, but they were also the first diapers that he grew out of. They also had a nice snap that kept the diaper away from his umbilical cord stump until it fell off.
This diaper is the Tiny Fit by Tot Bots. This diaper has a higher rise, so it didn't fit him for the first week or so. The absorbent part of this diaper needs to be folded back into itself before putting it on him, which was a little bit of trouble, but also made it dry really quickly. It is one of the most absorbent newborn diapers that we have.
Next is the Extra Small All-in-one by Bumgenius. I thought that this would be one of my favorite diapers, but I was disappointed because they never quite fit him right. Every baby is different, and most moms love these, they just didn't fit Jack well, so they tended to leak out of the leg holes.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Age: 1 Month
Favorite Toys/Activities: I printed off some high contrast black and white images, and Jack loves staring at them. I've taped them all over the house - on his changing table, in his bassinet, and in his crib, so he always has something new to look at.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Now that we're getting closer to our little one's arrival, I've been asked multiple times "what we think we're having." My answer is always "a baby - I'm pretty sure it's not going to be a tortoise or a turkey sandwich (insert two random items depending on the day)." So let's see what some other people have to say about what we're having!
Old Wives Tales
The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother’s age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd… it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd… it’s a boy.
I was 27 at conception, and the baby was conceived in 2010, so....
The old wives tale is that a girl will steal her mother’s beauty.
I've noticed that my skin is clearer and my hair is so much less oily, so....
The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous.
I was very nauseous for the first few months of my pregnancy, so....
The old wives tales is if the heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl. If it’s below 140, it’s a boy.
Every time we go to the doctor, the heart rate is right around 140. One time it will be 136, then 143, then 138, then 148, so....
The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy.
I've only really been craving greasy food (which is completely normal for me), but I guess of the two options, I would say sweet, so....
Husband’s Weight Gain
The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl.
I think Phillip has actually lost a little weight, so....
The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones.
My skin has never been clearer, so....
The old wives tales is that if you are clumsier than before, it’s a boy. If you are as graceful as ever, it’s a girl.
Well, I fell out of my desk chair and broke it at work just yesterday, so I guess I'll say...
The old wives tale is that if the hair on your legs grows faster than before, it’s a boy.
I haven't noticed this at all, so....
The old wives tale is that if your boobs grow a lot, it’s a girl.
What's a lot?....
The old wives tale is that if you prefer to sleep on your right side, it’s a boy. If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it’s a girl.
I've been trying to sleep on my left side (because that is supposed to be better for baby), but I tend to end up sleeping on my right, so....
The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy.
I don't know if it's just from putting lots of lotion on my belly, but....
High or Low
The old wives tale is that if you feel heaviness down low, it’s a boy. If you feel pressure up higher, it’s a girl.
Hmmm, I tend to disagree with what people think I "look like" I'm carrying. I feel a lot of pressure down low (while my grandma swears that I am carrying this baby so high), so....
Chinese Gender Charts
There are a whole bunch of Chinese Gender Charts out there that will tell you the gender, based on when you conceived. My estimated ovulation date is 11/20/2010, and I was 27.
Well, it came out almost even - but if you're betting, maybe you should bet for a mini-Jamie instead of a mini-Phillip!