Friday, July 1, 2011

15 weeks!!

Holy cow time is flying by! This little baby is already 15 weeks and the size of a navel orange (or some say apple). Baby is measuring in between 4-4.5" and anywhere between 2.5-4 oz. He or she is growing so fast! This week baby is busy "breathing", moving amniotic fluid through the nose and upper respiratory tract which helps the air sacs in the lungs develop. Baby's legs are also longer now than his or her arms and he or she can move all the tiny joints and limbs. Even though the eyelids are still fused shut, baby can sense light. They say if I shine a flashlight to my belly that baby will move away from the beam. And also, little taste buds are beginning to form.

As some of you may know, I tested positive as a cystic fibrosis carrier during the first blood draw of my pregnancy. Just being a carrier does not alter me or give me any type of symptoms similar to that of CF, but being a carrier meant that Jake had to also be tested. If Jake was also a carrier, every baby we conceived would have a 25% chance of having the condition. Jake had to jump through all kinds of loopholes to get his test out in North Carolina. We ran into several roadblocks but finally we got his results back. Jake is NOT a carrier!!!!!! I was so happy to hear the great news! So, so far it looks like we'll be having one very healthy baby. My first round of screening tests have come back negative and I get my blood drawn for the second round of tests at my next appointment, August 2. We are very thankful and blessed that God has given us a beautiful, healthy little one.

I do have one little rant I want to get off my chest today. I am not carrying some alien in my belly or some foreign life, I'm carrying a child. There is no reason for anyone to call our baby or any other baby an "it". That is one of my pet peeves. Just refer to the baby as "baby" or "he or she" and especially once you know the sex, the baby should never ever be referred to as "it". Okay, end of rant.

Speaking of boy or girl... we have finally narrowed down our names. I was considering not telling anyone, but I like everyone calling baby by name (or his or her's possible name!) I also was afraid people would "steal" our names, but I figured if someone really likes the names so much that they want to copy us, then go ahead. ;)   So drum roll please............

If it is a boy: Jaxon "Jax" Adam Lester

If it is a girl: Evalyn "Eva" Jane Lester

So there you have it, little Baby Lester now officially has a name. If only August could hurry up so we could start calling baby Jax or Eva!!!

As I told you all before, the Marine Corps changes all the time, especially with dates. We were looking at having our anatomy ultrasound August 9 and then being home by Friday Aug 12, but things might be changing. Jake said there is a chance he might be done with his school by mid July!!! If that is the case, we're going to reschedule my ultrasound sooner and we'd be coming home sooner. We pretty much just want to be home as quickly as we can after he's done with school. So we might be home Friday, August 5 instead of the 12. I highly doubt we'll be in KC the last weekend in July- that's just pushing it too much! So cross your fingers he gets out of school early so we can come home even sooner!

I think I rambled on enough for today. I'll leave you all with my belly picture I took today. It looks about the same as last week. I hope I actually look pregnant when we come home! LOL

Love you all!
Mommy, Daddy and Jax/Eva  :)


  1. Hello Baby Jax or Eva, this is Nana and I can tell you grew this week. I had so much fun being with your mommy and you in San Diego that I didn't want to leave. You both showed me lots of fun places and I can't wait to see you, mommy and daddy in a few weeks. You take care of mommy and eat good !!

    love you three, Nana.

  2. Almost like Adam and Eve :)