Friday, June 27, 2008

28 weeks!

It's that time again! Boy is time flying by or what? We are doing well. We are hoping to schedule a 3D 30 week ultrasound for all to see. So stay tuned! On a nursery note, we will be making some changes soon. The book shelf you see in this pic will be black and we hope to soon have the room furnished. My sister in law is also going to paint a mural in July so we will make sure and post pics when it is all finished! Below is an update on Baby Hume's progress this week.

The countdown has begun.

By now, you are probably aware of just about every bathroom in your town. As your baby grows, you will continue to have the need to pee at what seems like every other minute. Just think -- when it comes time for potty training, you will be familiar with all the public bathrooms in your area!

Once you are 28 weeks pregnant, you will probably see your healthcare provider every two weeks. At each visit, you will go through the same routine tests and procedures so that your healthcare provider can monitor and track your pregnancy.

During week 28 of pregnancy, your baby now weighs about 2 to 3 pounds and measures about 10 inches from crown to rump, or a total length of 15 inches from head to toe. During this week, your baby will grow another one-half inch in size.

When you are 28 weeks pregnant, your baby is now sleeping and waking at normal intervals. Generally, your activity throughout the day will lull him or her to sleep, and being sedentary at night gives him or her a chance to wake up and be active!

Other fetal development that is occurring around week 28 of pregnancy includes the following:

Brain tissue continues to develop
The folds and grooves of your baby's brain continue to develop and expand
The baby begins to dream
The eyes open and close
Eyebrows and eyelashes are present
Your baby has about 2 to 3 percent body fat, and his or her muscle tone is increasing
Although lungs are still immature, they are capable of sustaining life in the event of a premature birth (with some medical help).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hume's Lampoons......

We had the pleasure of taking a mini vacation to Gatlinburg this past weekend. My uncle was so kind to provide cabins in the mountains for our family. We went to visit Rachel and family in Knoxville then met up with my dad, little sister, step mom and some extended family in Gatlinburg. It all started out pretty uneventful.

Saturday, we set out for Splash Country....a waterpark in Dollywood. I was so excited for Tayler to get to go to the water park b/c that was one of my favorite things as a kid in the summer. (not in Dollywood but a place in Atlanta) However, in the first 45 minutes, he was crying very loudly and was unconsolable. He had hurt his foot in the wavepool. Being the nurturing mother I am, I told him to shake it off and to please stop crying so loudly...people were staring at us! After a while, he was okay and walked on his heel the rest of the day. He was able to ride some rides but spent most of the day in the Lazy River.

Later that night, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Gatlinburg's famous Alamo. Pretty uneventful. However, a little after midnight, Brian was doubled over in pain and sick...ALL.NIGHT. Being the supporting wife I am, I slept through it. After awaking, Tayler and I hurried out to breakfast with our family...or should I say, I hurried, Tayler hopped. My uncle is a Pediatrician and decided to look at Tayler's foot. I am thinking-oh if he only's fine...Tayler is just dramatic like his momma! But, much to my surprise, I hear-I think there is a good chance it is broken. He needs an X-ray.

Back to Brian. Did I mention we left him at the house doubled over in pain? Well, to my credit, I didn't know how bad it really was. I called to see where he was-why wasn't he at breakfast after all? I mean wasn't he hungry? I soon found out he needed me and NOW! He was ready for the E.R. but luckily Rachel was there to save the day. She examined him and determined that there was a high probability he has diverticulitis.

So, I run to the pharmacy with my dad to get prescriptions for Brian. That was a treat...waiting in line at the one grocery store in the East TN mountains. Can you say..interesting? At this point, it was check out time for our family so poor Brian was moving down to my dads cabin. Katie, my little sis, made Brian some really sweet cards and turned down the bed for him. At that point, Tayler is moaning...I tell him to please hold off, one crisis at a time! We get Brian medicated and load up to head back to Knoxville. My niece is crying, my nephew whining, and the car is packed to the brim.

Upon arriving in Knoxville, Rachel calls her brother in law who says he can see Tayler for the Xray. He is an Orthapedic Surgeon. So, Tayler goes into the hospital with Rachel and I and the ever cramping Brian wait in the car with the kiddos. After examination, we find out Tayler's foot is broken. Nice. David boots up Tayler and sends him off with crutches. He will be revaluated in four weeks. So, a broken foot-just in time for his summer vacation to TN.

We then after a few other stops, get on the road to head back to Indiana. I felt like I was in a fog-floating around. Brian was feeling better after being doped up on meds and was able to drive us home...even in pain, he prefers to drive! We arrived after midnight. Can you say exhausted? I know I am.... I am waiting on a few pics from Rachel and will post them soon. I have a few here. The one of Tayler and Jackson was pre-injury right before the water park.

We did really enjoy seeing family. I was so proud of Katie as she was so helpful and caring all weekend. She constantly rubbed my belly asking about the baby-wanting to feel him kick. Splash Country was relaxing and I enjoyed the Lazy River-hillbilly style with shorts and a t-shirt on! So all in all, it had good components.....I mean, what would a good vacation be anyway without a good story?

Thursday, June 12, 2008


So the matresses came last night and yes king size IS all its cracked up to be. Brian was convinced I would still take up the bed and push him to the edge. But I was able to prove him wrong. Due to the fact that I don't sleep so well, I know this to be Each time I woke up, I checked to see where I was compared to where he was. Here are the pics of the bed with the new matresses. And yes, I do have plans to either move the pic above the bed or add some things on the sides of is too small with the headboard.

Friday, June 06, 2008

A Sanctuary.....

So, this is Phase Six of my so called nesting. I am working on creating a Sanctuary for our room before Baby Hume arrives. I was so blessed to receive bedroom furniture for my birthday last week from Brian....we finally now have a king size bed! This is my first new bed -EVER!! I am so excited! I painted the room today. Our matresses won't be here until Wednesday, so we put the queen ones on there until then. We will also be shopping this weekend or this week for throw pillows, curtains, maybe some shelving, etc.....So, I am done now with all of this painting! I have painted all of the rooms in our home besides the bathrooms and hallway. (I started painting at 14 weeks) I am hoping Brian will paint the rest but if not, I will be doing it (if I can muster the energy up)

The pictures on the dresser are ones Rachel took a few weeks ago that Brian blew up for me and framed. He also got me the pregnant Willow Tree angel..when we were dealing with infertility, I would see the pregnant WTA and say, I will never get to get that one! So, this was special that he bought me this one for my birthday...I seem to be collecting them...

PS I should've taken pics of our dormitory style furniture from before.....just trust me, this is MUCH BETTER!!