Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Little Grandbaby is 19 Weeks Along!!

Hey guys!!  Today's edition of the progress of my Little Grandbaby is soooo exciting for us!  Garrett and Jackie invited Bronson and I to the Sonogram appointment!!  We got to see our little bundle move and wave and even suck its thumb!  How adorable and precious that was for us.  Bronson (Papa) cried, very quietly, to himself...I noticed but Garrett and Jackie did not.  I (Nana) was amazed at my little precious one, too!  So sweet all bundled up warmly within its Momma...An amazing site for sure.

The technician measured the head and legs, showed us the feet and hands, checked the little rascals heart rate (147 beats a minute) and and a few other organs and then....

Told us....It's A Boy!!  My little bundle now has a name:  Marcus Victor Perea

Victor is the middle name of Garrett's natural father and my late husband, Roger Victor Perea, who was killed by a drunk driver on December 31, 1986 when Garrett was only 4 years old.  What a way to honor his Daddy Roger, as both boys, Garrett and Cameron, still call him.

Marcus Victor Perea is a stunning little guy...He is so talented.  Marcus can do flips and roll-overs and wave his little hand and show his little spine and manhood on command!

Little Marcus is 19 weeks along today, Friday, November 6, 2009:

The baby's sensory development is exploding! His brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. His arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of his body now. His kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on his skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.

Baby's progress at 19 weeks along:


  1. That is so awesome how they include you in the appointments, so wonderful to share that with you. Congrats on Marcus!!!

  2. Yes...They are very good about letting us be a huge part of this. Jackie and I, along with my good friend, Jaymie, went maternity clothes much fun!

    One thing that people who know us personally know is that we treat our daughter-in-law (we never refer to her that way unless it is necessary for the conversation) as if she were our birth child. We are very close with her and to me, she truly is my daughter ;o)