Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mango Sunset

Haven't had much sun this week -- in fact, the pictures up top are the before and after from the only bit of color I've had -- and are from Wednesday. The sun peaked out from below the ever-present layer of clouds just in time to share a wee bit of color before the clouds closed in again.

From this week's email from Jen with Baby Julianna's size descriptor:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.
Jen had a doctor appointment this week and the doc said Baby Julianna Mango measured exactly what she should measure at 23 weeks. Wonder what next week's size descriptor will be ...


  1. I'm waiting for the one that says, "Your baby is the size of a small watermelon." It's gotta be coming!

    So glad baby and mum are doing well, and that ya got a bit o' color for once this week!

  2. hey dana --- i'm fearing the day jen gets the watermelon email... i can only imagine her reaction when the thought hits of a watermelon delivery...

    it wasn't much color but it sure was nice to see -- did you get any?

  3. Good thing you were alert, Suzanne, or you might have missed that sunset.

    I have it on good authority that children don't get to be the size of watermelons - it just feels that way.

  4. no kidding cujo -- sure was pretty while it lasted tho.

    jen is short waisted so she's gonna be looking like she's got a watermelon in there -- is why she was showing so early according to her doc -- notta lotta space in there lengthwise so it all goes out