Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
When the machine arrived and we tried it for the first time I was able to find the heartbeat almost immediately. We tried to time it and think it was beating at about 160 beats per minute. Last night we could also hear the baby moving even though I couldn't feel it! (The movement makes a sound distinct from the heartbeat, kind of like a "whoosh.") That was pretty cool.
The machine has a record function so we were able to upload and save a recording of the heart beating to the computer but we can't figure out how to add it to the blog. We decided the next best thing was to record us listening to the heartbeat. The video's not much to look at, but it sounds awesome. That's our little Baby!
Jack is taking swim lessons this summer in Destin and today was his first class. We signed up for Saturday morning classes so that Kevin can be the parent in "parent and tot" and spend some quality time with Jack. The class is quite large, 14 kids, but there are literally 4 teachers and they divide the kids into age groups to complete different activities. The class wasn't quite as intense as Myrna's class, but Jack will definitely learn a lot and become more comfortable in the water (if that's possible).
Getting psyched up for class with dad.
Kevin and Jack found time to have some fun, too!
Friday, June 27, 2008
On our way out, Jack recognized the computers so he sat down to watch and listen to a book.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
We printed this awesome teething chart to keep track of when his teeth break through. It makes it clear that Jack gets his teething habits from the Marsh side of the family because he is a late teeth bloomer like me, his Aunt Amy and his uncle Mike.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Watch out Paul and Morgan Hamm. There's a new gymnast in town! (This is the video I was referring to in yesterday's post.)
Is that not the most ridiculous thing you've ever seen? I mean, seriously. As if he'd hold on to the bar and flip around. But, he seemed to enjoy himself and no one was hurt so it's all good.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The second circuit today was beam work. Yes, I'm serious. The beam. As you can see in the pictures, Jack had a little help to keep his balance but he walked across them several times. He especially liked when he got to crawl up the beam like a bear. He even made sound effects.
The last circuit was on the bar. The teacher tried to get all the kids (including Jack) to do a flip around the bar. Yes, I'm serious. A flip around the bar. (We got a video, but it's kind of long so I'm not sure I'll be able to upload it.) Jack's favorite part of the bar circuit is the giant styrofoam pit. Here is a video of Jack swining on the bar.
The final activity today instead of bubbles was jumping on the trampoline. Jack still hasn't mastered getting both feet off the ground at the same time, but he is great at bouncing.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
June 19, 2008
If you haven't already voted in our "Boy or Girl?" poll, please make your pick on the left.
Fnding out the gender of the baby is a benefit but not the purpose of the "level 2 ultrasound". The real purpose is to perform an anatomy scan is to measure the baby from crown to rump, around the middle, and around the head, for starters. The four chambers of the heart will be viewed, as well as the kidneys, bladder, stomach, brain, spine, and, of course, sex organs. Measurements are taken to make sure the baby is growing appropriately. A survey of the organs, including the umbilical cord, ensures that it is developing normally. The sonographer will also be looking at amniotic fluid levels, the location of the placenta, and the fetal heart rate.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sometimes, just like the rest of us, Jack just wants his food fast so he resorts to using his hands.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We played on three different "circuits" around the gym. The first focused on floor work so Jack did forward and backward rolls and jumped on a trampoline. He really seemed quite pleased with himself every time the teacher or I would flip him over to complete a roll. The second phase was the vault. This involved a lot of climbing and jumping and I was exhausted after doing the exercises a few times. The last circuit was on the bar and the styrofoam pit. Jack seriously hung onto rings and a bar like a little monkey and then dropped when instructed onto the mat. It was hysterical. He especially liked going down the slide into the giant blocks of styrofoam.
The last bit of class was spent running around chasing bubbles. The teacher, Miss Kathy, instructed the kids to catch, pop and stomp on the bubbles. Jack would watch the other kids for a minute to see how they were doing it and then join right in. He really did great today considering it was his first class. He lasted the entire hour and Miss Kathy was impressed he hung in and participated the whole time and he was the youngest in the class to do so.
Here's Jack after gymnastics class. I anticipate a good nap this afternoon!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Here are Garrett, Jessica, Jack and Carson. Please notice the big gap in Carson's smile; he lost his fifth tooth this afternoon while we were hanging out. (Once again, Jack was not feeling the photo shoot and the only way to keep him still on the couch was to let him play on the phone.)
Jessica and Garrett