15 Weeks and a spoiler!

Hello everyone! Well today marks the 15th week of pregnancy. We finally have gotten rid of the flu bug and jen is feeling a lot better. I gotta tell you, it was not fun for Jen being sick. I felt so bad for her but I am glad that she is feeling better and over it.

And now for this week in the life of Baby Boo:

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She’s/he’s busy moving amniotic fluid through her/his nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her/his lungs begin to develop. Her/his legs are growing longer than her/his arms now, and she/he can move all of her/his joints and limbs. Although her/his eyelids are still fused shut, she/he can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she’s/he’s likely to move away from the beam. There’s not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she/he is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby’s a boy or a girl! (Don’t be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby’s sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby’s position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to “hide the goods.”)

Wow, about the size of an apple now! Last week it was a lemon. it’s amazing what all the body does during pregnancy. We can’t wait for our next appointment which is a week from today. It’s so awesome every time we get to hear our baby’s heartbeat. It’s like we are meeting our baby for the first time every time.

We are ecstatic about finding out if we are having a boy or a girl. Three weeks from today and should know if we are having baby Jackson or baby Peyton! Yes there you have it. The spoiler is our baby names. If we are having a boy, his name will be Jackson Lucas Burks and if we are having a girl her name will be Peyton Ann/Claire Burks. I put the slash in their because I forget which middle that Jen likes the best. Anyways, we love both of those names and will be excited either way.

I also have to admit that I am a bit of a worry wart. I know I need to stop because Jen is taking very good care of herself and I can see her belly forming into the circular baby shape. It was God’s time that he wanted us to have our baby and I know that He is taking care of Baby Boo also. Jen has this one shirt that she bought at Motherhood Maternity that gives you a good look at how much she is showing. We were sitting at Chik-Fil-A last night and I told her that I can’t wait to see her belly be able to touch the tabletop when she sits down from being pregnant.

In other news, we got a jump drive so hopefully I will be able to put new pictures on here pretty regularly. We didn’t take a 14 week picture of Jen last week because she was so sick. We also have busy weekends for the next…..forever! This weekend we are going up to visit our friends Steven and Abbey in Stevenson, AL. Next weekend, we are going to my sister Gina and her husband Eddie’s house to hang out with them. It will be great to see them again and spend some time with them by ourselves instead of with a big group. Not saying I don’t enjoy the big groups though. The next weekend, Jen has a shower in Huntsville and I have a gig to do a couple of songs for Organ Donoros Awareness. It’s a really neat event where Organ Donors and the recipients speak about their experiences and there are some praise and worship teams that will be there singing and such. I will be doing two songs with me and the ole acoustic geetar. Then hopefully soon we can go visit The Burks Family 1.0 which consists of Zachary, Rachel and Cole and hang out with them. Jen and I went to Ikea one weekend on a whim and were overwhelmed so I think we need some expert advice on how to shop and find things there.

I guess that is all for now. I will try and put a few new pictures up soon. Hopefully I can get one of Jen this week. If not then it will be next week for our 16th week!


4 Responses so far »

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    debbie burks said,

    So GLAD you decided on Jackson fell in love with that name when you told me about it over a month ago and of COURSE Peyton is a very pretty name for a girl…. We will know soon!!!!! The blog is looking good…. Will be glad to see you and Jen tonight and eating dinner will be fun too…. Love ya!!!

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    Clever Girl said,

    Just wait until she’s got a watermelon in there. Why did you go to IKEA and not call us?! We live 20 minutes away. We could have met you for lunch or something. Luckily for you, I am an expert IKEA navigator. We loved listening to Cole’s heartbeat. It was the highlight of every day of my pregnancy. Don’t be a worrywart. Whatever is going to happen will happen, and worrying will not stop it from coming to pass. Of course, I worried myself to death every day, so I know how you feel. But looking back it kept me from enjoying things as much as I could have. So chill out! Love you guys, rub Jen’s belly for me!

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    Gina said,

    We can’t wait for you guys to come visit. We can hang out, watch football, eat and go through baby stuff.

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    debbie burks said,

    Enjoyed my birthday supper Thursday night, the spaghetti was great, Jen did good!!!! Of course your guitar playing was like old times at the house so that was fun.. love you both …Oh yeah and Jen’s belly is growing!!!

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