Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baby Update: 23 Weeks

I apologize for the lack of activity around here on the blog. Truth be told, Ginny and I have been simply drawn to this healthcare debate on C-SPAN the NCAA tournament Thursday through Sunday. Nyla's bracket is looking good so far, with three of her four Final Four teams still alive. And depending on what happens, she will win the little pool I run every year. But enough about how I devised a formula so she would have UK winning Nyla's basketball-picking prowess, Ginny is 23 weeks pregnant. What is going on with my little girl is week?

Little Nyla weighs approximately one pound and measures almost a foot in length, or about half the size of Olympic female gymnasts. Ok, I made that last part up, but she is looking more and more human - though she still had red skin and is wrinkled.

Her kicks have definitely gotten stronger according to Ginny, and I can vouch for that, since I have felt kick a few times. That definitely is pretty cool, but I kinda hope she gets out of this soccer phase. I don't have anything against soccer, but I prefer indoor sports - except for golf. Now if she's doing TaeBo in there, that's ok. The more self-defense she learns, the saner I'll be in 15 years more fit she will be. And that part is actually true. The kicking is merely Nyla discovering her muscles and giving them a test drive.

Her hearing is also improving, meaning she can recognize her Momma's voice. And if Daddy would read to her and talk to her - Nyla, not Momma - then she will quickly recognize my voice after she enters the world. That is what I plan on doing. Talking to her. Reading to her. Telling her that the triangle-in-2 is a junk defense.

Ginny is still doing great and starting to show now. I joked with her tonight that she was starting to waddle, and she immediately had the idea to watch Happy Feet. Go figure!



  1. I was thinking about your comment about the red skin and a conversation your mother and I had regarding her ancestry. Perhaps Nyla has some of the native american genes from her paternal grandmother. :)

  2. Well the red skin is part of them growing in the womb, not how they'll turn out.
    But I would love if she had some darker skin like her daddy and her Grandma Gafford. B/c I am white as a ghost. If she gets my pigment, she'll burn very easily. :)

  3. Yes, the red, wrinkled skin is how she actually looks her now. Though I, too, hope she has my skin tone - just not my "use powdered detergent and I break out in hives" skin sensitivity.