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Pip – Week Twenty Five

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August 12, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Weight-watcher stats: I now weigh nearly 1.5 pounds/ 660 grams. #
  • I now measure approximately 13.5 inches/ 35 centimetres from crown to heel. That’s quite a growth spurt in a week! #
  • I’m making stronger breathing movements but has no air in my lungs yet. Occasionally have hiccups too…weird. #
  • Scientists say that I now respond to touch. Will have to put that to the test and surprise Mummy &Daddy. #
  • Apparently if you shine a torch on Mummy’s tummy I should be able to see it. Hope they try that at Camp… #
  • Yay – my first day at MK Camp {} #

Pip – Week Twenty Four

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August 12, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Been quiet for a few days sorry – apparently there’s been a lot going on out there… #
  • Latest Stats: I now weigh approx. 1.3 pounds / 600 grams. #
  • I still don’t have much body fat and my skin is quite thin and fragile, but I’m now well-proportioned. #
  • My brain is growing rapidly, and I am now starting to fill the space in Mummy’s uterus – that’s why she’s eating less. #
  • Today Daddy is heading off to Summer Camp (@mkcamp) for two weeks, so he’s asked me to take care of Mummy. I’ll do my best… x #
  • From crown to heel I now measure approx. 11.8 inches/ 30 centimetres. That’s the length of a school ruler. #

Cute Overload

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August 11, 2009  |  Baby, Elsewhere, Parenthood, Photos  |  Comments Off

Pictures of my gorgeous little niece, Amelie, aged just 6 weeks:

Gorgeous Look at that lip! Hand in pockets... Sleeping, yet deep in thought...

The full set is available elsewhere

Pip – Week Twenty Three

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July 21, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Latest Stats: I now weigh over one pound / 500 grams and measure about 11.4 inches / 29 centimetres #
  • I just heard Daddy’s voice and felt his hand on Mummy’s tummy, so I kicked him. Mummy and Daddy seemed very pleased – will do it again soon! #
  • Sorry these measurements are approximate: I’m still getting the hang of this tape measure… #
  • My hearing is working well now and I can make out Daddy’s voice and Mummy’s rumbling stomach. #
  • Here’s what I look like now: #
  • I’m asleep for about half the day at the moment – I take after Daddy… #
  • I’ve been swallowing more recently – but will try to keep the meconium to myself until after I’m born. #
  • Mummy & Daddy have just taken me to my first Next Sale – not sure what the fuss is all about… #

Pip – Week Twenty Two

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July 12, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Daddy read my first story to me yesterday – Winnie the Pooh. #
  • I now weigh almost one pound / 430 grams – still quite a way to go before I’m ready to pop out… #
  • Daddy just read Little Miss Sunshine to me whilst I had a bath with Mummy – next up: Mr Happy #
  • I haven’t grown much in length since last week, but I’m now proportioned like a newborn baby. #
  • Still waiting for my baby fat to develop – Mummy will know it when it does ;o) #
  • Until the baby fat arrives my skin will be wrinkled – got to grow into this skin. #
  • My tooth buds are now developed, and my pancreas; not long before my hormones will kick-in. #

Pip – Week Twenty One

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July 5, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Latest Stats: I now weigh about three-quarters of a pound / 360 grams. Quite the fatty ;o) #
  • Really pleased to hear that my cousin Amelie was safely delivered this weekend. Can’t wait to meet her in person… #
  • Finally I’m being measured from head to heel – 10.5 inches/ 27 centimetres long. #
  • My eyebrows and eyelids are now fully developed and my fingernails have made it to the end of my fingertips. #
  • I’m starting to hear Mummy &Daddy talking to me. I’m grateful they don’t sing though ;o) #
  • Feels a bit cooler outside today – bet Mummy is relieved… #
  • Here’s the latest artists impression of what I look like: #

Pip – Week Twenty

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June 29, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Just been swimming. Well, Mummy has and I went along for the ride. Great fun. Can’t wait to try AquaAerobics on Wednesday after my scan… #
  • Just playing with technology. I guess I take after Daddy. #
  • Starting to develop a whitish coat of a slick, fatty substance covering my body; protects my skin from the long bath in amniotic fluid. #
  • Yay – having my photo taken again later today. I’ve combed my downy hair especially – must remember to wave to Mummy & Daddy – more later. #
  • Forget artist’s impressions – here’s what I really look like: {sucking my thumb!} #
  • Apparently after I swallow amniotic fluid my body absorbs the water in the liquid and moves the rest into the large bowel. Sounds gross! #
  • I’m looking much more normal in my latest portrait: #
  • But lots of people say they prefer my scan photo than the artist’s impressions :o) #

Pip – Week Nineteen

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June 21, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Woohoo – I’m officially half-way to being ‘cooked’ today. It’s been quite a ride – looking forward to the second half. #
  • Latest stats: I now measure around 6 inches/ 15 centimetres long from crown to rump and weigh about 9 ounces/ 240 grams #
  • Artist’s impression of what I look like now; if this is right I’m definitely going to be a contortionist: #
  • I’ve got hair sprouting on my scalp! Daddy is going to be so pleased! #
  • The nerve cells for taste, smell, hearing, seeing, and touch are now developing in my brain. Can’t wait to test each of them out… #
  • The next ten weeks or so will be my busiest and most active time apparently – soon Mummy’s womb will be too crowded to have fun. #
  • Mummy & Daddy are taking me to see my Gran & Granddad, Aunt and Cousins in Andover this weekend. #

Pip – Week Eighteen

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June 13, 2009  |  Baby  |  Comments Off

Latest developments from Pip:

  • Latest stats: I am now 6 inches/ 14.2 centimetres long from crown to rump and weigh about 7 ounces/ 190 grams… #
  • My chest is now moving up and down to mimic breathing but I’m not taking in air, only amniotic fluid – nice. #
  • Here’s the latest pic which shows you roughly what I look like and gives you an idea of size and scale: #
  • This is the week for presents: thanks Donna & Andy for my lovely cardigan; thanks to Dawn for my lovely toys – can’t wait to play with them. #
  • I need to kick a little harder – Mummy says she can’t feel it yet. Perhaps I’ll try some somersaults whilst she’s trying to sleep ;o) #
  • Woohoo – more presents – this time a beautiful play mat from Adam and Pippa’s Nan – thank you! #