Monday, October 23, 2006

Today's Update

Dr's Appointment today:

Weight: +2.5 lbs.
Blood Pressure: 118/68
Flu Shot: yes
Growth: "Perfect"
Fetal Heartbeat: 156 bpm

I'm feeling little tickles and wiggles fairly regularly. I wasn't sure that it was what I was feeling until the nurse put the doppler machine on my belly today to hear the heartbeat. She set it directly on the spot I have been feeling the tickles. Confirmed. :)

Shopping Yesterday with Emily (my sister) produced three new growing-belly items:

A new Coat from Target.
New Jeans & Shirt from JC Penney

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Whoa baby.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

No Real News

Although the books say that any day now I'll feel baby moving around... I think I might have a couple of times already, but it is certainly not regular, and I'm certainly not certain it was baby!

Today's Pregnancy calendar entry says:

Your baby weighs about 2.8 ounces (79 grams) and is about 4 1/2 inches from crown to rump -- roughly the size of a small gerbil.

At any time, you will begin to feel fetal movement as your baby's bones harden, and she starts a big growth spurt. Your baby has plenty of room: At this point, she could fit in the palm of your hand. This is a great time to be a fetus. At any given time, she might be playing with the umbilical cord (which she's now able to grasp), putting her thumb in her mouth, or kicking at the amniotic sac.

So I guess we should stop calling it sesame and start calling it gerbil. Ha ha ha! Just 14 weeks ago, this baby was the size of a sesame seed. Amazing.

That's all for now! Monday 10/23 is our next dr's appointment.

Friday, October 13, 2006


It probably looks funny -- talking to your wife's stomach, that is.

I swear I heard the kid gurgling back though.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Leavin' on a jet plane

Baby's first plane trip will be tomorrow! I was never on an airplane until I was 17 years old! We'll be travelling to Charlotte, North Carolina for Adam Brennan's wedding, which Roger is going to be in. It should be a fun time... Even though I'll probably have to use every bathroom between here and Charlotte. Can you even IMAGINE trying to drive there, though? Thank goodness for frequent flyer miles!

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

October 3 is the End of the 1st Trimester

I'm posting here now, because my friend Kari asked me to. She lives in Washington (state) now and can't be here for the play-by-play.

Recent developments include:

12 Week Doctor's checkup was on September 27, 2006.
  • Blood Pressure: 118/64 (uhh, better than its been for years, it seems...)
  • Weight: I'm not telling, but it was a full FOUR pounds less than it was a month ago at the dr's.
  • Growth: "Perfect"
  • Interesting event: Today, using the doppler machine, the nurse let us hear the baby's heartbeat. HOLY POOP! Woosh Woosh Woosh Woosh. 173 beats per minute. Wow. I hope that everyone who wants to have children eventually gets to experience this at some point. It is one of the more miracle-ish things you'll ever hear.
The only photo, to-date, of our baby was taken a month ago, at 9 weeks.

The due date is April 10, 2006.