19 weeks

Yes, 19 weeks already. I'm looking forward to being half way this week. On Tuesday we have our ultrasound @ 3:30. However I feel as though I've been able to get to know the baby lately as I can feel it moving around in there. Keir has been able to feel the little one from the outside too! So far, I can tell he/she likes to eat and relax.... it must take after Keir. :-)

So what's happening this week?
How the baby's growing: The baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces, and he/she measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the length of a small zucchini. His/her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His/ber kidneys continue to make urine, and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. This is a crucial time for sensory development: The baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. If the baby is a girl, she has an astonishing six million eggs in her ovaries. They'll dwindle to fewer than two million by the time she's born.

Volleyball starts on Monday. We will have 2-a-day practices for the first two weeks. The first three days we have try-outs. As of now there are 73 girls signed up and only 54 can make a team.

I found out this week that I'll be teaching in St. Clair as a long term sub. The position goes until Nov. and is teaching health and P.E. to some elementary classes, 7th, and 10th grade. A perfect fit!

Enjoy the remainder of the summer!


  1. (This is Jan even though it says I'm posting as Chris)

    Cool! I'm so glad you set this up. Congrats on the long term sub job...that will be great! I got a nice phone message from Keir today. Thanks, Keir!! I can't believe it's time for volleyball already...geez. Well, I just wanted to tell you conrats on all of your upcoming activities. Talk to you soon.


  2. (This is Chris and I'm posting as Chris)

    That's neat that you set up a blog Tricia. I'm obviously pro-blog. It just makes it easy to keep a lot of people up-to-date. Have fun at your ultra sound, you'll have to have Keir scan in a picture and post it :)