I thought I would write a quick note before this storm hits Louisiana. You know that our electricity goes out during a regular thunderstorm and I'm not really sure what Isaac will bring for us. David and Ryan made it in last night and will be here until the officials in their programs say they have to return to New Orleans. I bought water and other items yesterday and today to prepare for whatever comes our way but I really hope we don't lose electricity and I also that there will be no threat of tornadoes during the next couple of days. You know Sissy and Annie don't like to go outside when it is even sprinkling so they are definitely going to hate this!
How have you been feeling? Better, I hope. Guess what I did...I put the beginning of each new month of your pregnancy on my cell phone calendar! (ha ha!) SO...Thursday "Baby Jarrell" will be at the 9 week point in your belly and this is what I found out about him/her:
Your little one is about 1 inch long; the size of a grape
Its little eyes have formed but they are fused shut; they won't open until 27 weeks
Its embryonic tail is gone
The heart finishes dividing into 4 chambers and the valves begin to form
The external sex organs are there...but you won't be able to see them for a few more weeks
It has earlobes and the mouth, nose and nostrils are more distinct
I am SO excited! Can you tell?! Although I only want a healthy baby I must admit that I am anxious to find out if it is a boy or girl. Parker will be such a good cousin; I can't wait to see her with "Baby Jarrell"! Have you been reading those books I bought you when I was there?...
As you know, we had Parker's 2nd birthday party Saturday. She LOVED EVERYTHING about it. Of course, it was a DORA PARTY! Here are a few pictures and videos of it...
Well, I just wanted to check on you and send you this note because if we do lose our electricity tomorrow, I won't be able to talk to you (I'm sure we will lose cell service too). I hope your morning sickness starts to get better. I love you and miss you (MORE!).
P.S. I almost took the brown flip-flops back when I was there and you convinced me not to, however
it will soon be too cold for you to wear them there so I'm considering swiping them when I