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Pip – Week Thirty Three

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September 28, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Thirty Three

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Latest stats: I now weigh about 4.4lbs/2kg and measure about 43.7cm from head to toe. Mummy is really starting to feel it…sorry. #
  • I now spend most of my time standing on my head, ready for the birth. Hope it doesn’t become a habit… #
  • I’m piling on the fat now – same as Mummy. She’s feeling very tired – good job she doesn’t have to go to work any longer! #
  • Most of my bones are hardening, but my skull is still deliberately a bit soft; its the one thing I can do to help Mummy out… #

Pip – Week Thirty Two

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September 22, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Thirty Two

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Daddy just read me another story whilst Mummy and me were in the bath – this time: Mr Greedy #
  • Mummy has started nesting. The nursery is almost complete, and Mummy is starting to sort out my first sets of clothes. #
  • Mummy & Daddy had their first ante-natal session yesterday. Nothing too scary, so far. All about Labour next week though… #
  • Latest Stats: I now weigh about 3.7 lbs/1.7kg and measure about 42.4cm from crown to toe. #
  • Here’s the latest artist’s impression of Mummy & me: #
  • I’m likely to gain more than half my birthweight during the seven weeks before birth! Mummy can’t wait ;o) #
  • I’ve got hiccups! Mummy and Daddy seem quite amused. Bless them ;o) #

Pip – Week Thirty One

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September 12, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Thirty One

Latest developments from Pip:

  • My development is slowing now – except the ‘getting fat’ bit. #
  • My arms, legs and body continue to fill out – and they are now proportional in size to my head. Would look weird otherwise… #
  • Latest Stats: I now weigh about 3.3 lbs/1.5kg and measure about 41.1cm from crown to toe. #
  • As I’m filling out more I’m starting to look more like a newborn… #
  • Went for an unexpected tour of the Labour Ward last night – got home at 2am. Mummy had some pain in her tummy and we went to check it out. #
  • Spent an hour on the baby monitor; I was moving so much that Mummy and Daddy had to chase me round with the heart monitor – bless them. #
  • All fine this morning though. No pain or discomfort, just tiredness. Given the all clear by the doctor. #
  • It’s starting to get very cramped in here. Don’t think I’ll be moving around as much in my last couple of months. #
  • I’m now weeing regularly, and my bone marrow now produces my red blood cells instead of my liver. #

Pip – Week Thirty

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September 6, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Thirty

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Bank Holiday Monday and we’re travelling back from my first holiday weekend. Great fun, but I’m sure I will enjoy the next one more… #
  • My lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. #
  • Heard Daddy talking to me earlier, and may have kicked him in the face. Hope he’s not too upset… #
  • I now sleep and wake at regular intervals. Mostly I’m awake when Mummy wants to sleep, and vice versa… #
  • My little toenails are getting longer – they’ll need to be trimmed as soon as I arrive! Apparently that’s Daddy’s job… #
  • I now measure almost 40cm head to toe, and will soon stop growing in length – will still put on weight though until I’m born. #
  • My eyes are now open as often as shut; I can detect light and dark, follow a moving light source and reach out to touch its glow. #
  • I now have eyebrows and eyelashes; hoping for Mummy’s eyebrows and Daddy’s eyelashes ;o) #

Pip – Week Twenty Nine

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September 1, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Twenty Nine

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Yay – made it into my third trimester. Go me! #
  • I didn’t kick for Granny and my cousins at the weekend (sorry), but kicked on cue for Mummy & Daddy tonight. #
  • Latest Stats: I now measure about 38.6cm from head to toe. #
  • The hair on my head is beginning to grow – must take after Mummy rather than Daddy… #
  • I kept Daddy awake last night by kicking him in the back. He seemed to enjoy it though :o) #
  • Whether I’m a boy or girl (and I’m not giving that away yet!) my genitals are developing nicely. #
  • Off to Centre Parcs for a long weekend with Mummy, Daddy, Auntie Michelle and Cousins Megan & Charlie. Yay! #
  • My head is getting bigger, and my brain growth is pretty speedy at the moment. #

Pip – Week Twenty Eight

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August 23, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Twenty Eight

Latest developments from Pip:

  • To start the week with a ‘aw bless’, especially for you, here’s a photo of me and Mummy on the beach: #
  • Yay – almost into the third trimester. We’re on the home straight! See you all very soon… #
  • Mummy is likely to put on about 11 pounds during this last trimester – and only some of that will be me ;o) #
  • Just back from the midwife – she listened to my heart beat & measured Mummy’s tummy. She’s very happy with Mummy’s health and my progress… #
  • Latest stats: I now weigh 2.3 pounds and measure 38 centimetres from head to toe. #
  • Happy Birthday Daddy!! My Cousins and Auntie are come to stay for a few days to help us celebrate. #
  • Just like Mummy, my own fat layers are forming nicely now. It’s all about growing outward now… #

Pip at the Seaside…

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August 16, 2009  |  Baby, Parenthood, Photos  |  Comments Off on Pip at the Seaside…

Pip @ 26 Weeks, originally uploaded by Ricky Rew.

Pip – Week Twenty Seven

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August 16, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Twenty Seven

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Sorry about the lack of updates – Daddy has been a bit busy. Normal service will now be resumed… #
  • Just heard Daddy chatting to me, so I decided to give some proper hard kicks. He & Mummy seemed to be very pleased with me… #
  • Latest stats: I now measure 36 cm / 14.5 inches and weigh 2 pounds. Another 5 or 6 pounds to go then ;o) #
  • Check out these gorgeous pictures of my cousin Amelie: #
  • I’ve now started to open and close my eyes too. Not a lot to see in here though – except when Daddy shines his torch on Mummy’s belly. #
  • I’ve only just started waking and sleeping, but I’m dreaming already. I mostly dream about swimming, and getting out and meeting everyone. #

Pip – Week Twenty Six

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August 12, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off on Pip – Week Twenty Six

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Still growing – I now measure14 inches/ 35.6 centimetres crown to foot and weigh a little more than 1.6 pounds/ 760 grams. #
  • Think I’m just about ready to open my eyes… #
  • What’s that sound? Wow it’s getting noisy in here. Guess that means the network of nerves to my ears is complete. #
  • Still practising my breathing – bet it will feel odd when I breathe air though, rather than amniotic fluid. #
  • Daddy’s coming home today – I’m very excited, and so is Mummy! #