Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Place your bets now

Yesterday we had our weekly doctor's appointment and outlook is favorable for an early arrival. Yay!! The baby is at -3 station and though the top of the cervix is closed, I'm 2 cm dilated at the bottom and have started thinning. I knew all those random contractions were doing something.

Of course, when I told the doc I'm presenting my Thesis on Friday and Morgan plans on going camping out of cell phone range on Saturday, he laughed and said, "I'll make sure to carry my pager with me on Saturday because with everything going on that'll probably be the day." Yeah, and the baby will most likely be a boy because the nursery has pink walls. Don't it figure? We also decided not to have the 3rd ultrasound because everything has looked great so far and there's nothing really they could do if they did spot something out of the normal. *Phew* I wasn't looking forward to being made to chug water, hold it for an hour and then be pushed on by a mean ultrasound tech for another hour. It really isn't a pleasant experience.

Anyway, getting into the spirit of the coming arrival how about we start placing some bets on when, how big and long and what sex the baby will be? Winner will get...a candy bar. How bout a Baby Ruth? *wink*

Here's my guess. Feel free to post with your bets by commenting on this post.

Name: Lisa
Date: Sat, Dec 3rd
Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz
Height: 19 inches
Sex: Boy

Name: Morgan
Date: Monday, Dec 5th
Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz
Height: 18 inches
Sex: Girl

Name: Cathy
Date: Tuesday, Dec 6th
Weight: 7 lbs
Height: 19"
Sex: Girl

Name: Roger
Date: Thurs, Dec 8th
Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Height: 20 "
Sex: Boy

Name: Dave
Date: Sat, Dec 17 (but hoping for 21st!)
Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz
Height: 20 inches
Sex: Boy

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Favorite Picture

This is, by far, our favorite picture of the growing tummy...that and the other ones wouldn't upload correctly since they were taken with Morgan's camera phone :( It was taken October 7, 2005 around 29 weeks. Look at that huge tummy!!

First Ultrasounds

These may be old news to most of you, but we wanted to post the first round of ultrasounds we had. These were done back on July 12, 2005 when Widget was about 16 weeks along. Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

27 days left!

Morgan and I are getting so excited about Widget coming. We went to Colorado Springs for Thanksgiving and just got home last night. Now that Turkey Day is behind us that means it's time for us to get ready for our favorite holiday, Christmas! We started decorating and brought home a tree today. I did an excellent job of supervising, if I do say so myself, while Morgan put the lights on the tree.

This Christmas is going to be so special for us. It's going to be Baby's First Christmas (wheter or not Widget is born, says Morgan) and the begining of our family. Last year we so very much wanted to have a baby and couldn't wait to start this journey together and this year we're going to get the best gift ever, a new baby!

Since I was so excited about Christmas, I was up until midnight decorating and sewing gift bags while, for a change, Morgan was ready for bed long before me. Cathymom (Morgan's mom) told him that a burst of energy can be a sign that you're about to go into labor. I think Morgan was a little nervous and excited thinking I might go into labor soon and kept giving me these odd, sideways looks. Needless to say, we're all still here and Widget hasn't come out to play yet. :) Only 27 days until we're due!

Monday, November 21, 2005

I can't wait until there are no more feet in my ribs...

We have now passed the 35 week mark and are slowly making progress towards the due date. I'm somewhere between very excited to meet our new baby and just wanting the feet out of my ribs and the backaches to go away. Either way, I'm ready and so is Morgan. The funny thing is I have no doubt the day will come and I'll look back with rosy glasses thinking, "I wish I was pregnant again."

Between getting Christmas presents ready, working on my Plan B (Thesis) and preparing the nursery for Widget, life has been a bit busy.

We have our next doctor's appointment next Monday and I know I'm going to be scolded. The doctor wants us to get another ultrasound but I'm a bit reluctant. When they did the last ultrasound they discovered that Widget has a two blood vessle umbilical cord instead of a three-vessle cord. Everything looks fine with baby but our doc wants another ultrasound to make sure. The thing is, I hate getting ultrasounds. I mean, it's great to see the baby and watch it move but it hurts. They push so hard on my stomach that by the time they're done I ache all over and all I can do for the rest of the day is rest. Blah.

Also, I need to send out a hello to my brother dearest, Matt. I know he'd be happy to see his name in cyberspace so, "Hello, Matthew Darling!" Are you excited about being an uncle, yet?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A picture of Us

Posted by Picasa Here's a picture of us taken this past spring, before Widget was around.

Here's to our coming addition!

Because we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby, A.K.A. Widget, it seemed only right to have a way to share all the pictures and happy moments with everyone. We will update as possible but since we don't have internet at home right now it may be a bit between updates.

For those of you out of the loop, here is a quick cheat sheet:

* Widget is due on Christmas Eve, 12/24/2005, but there has been speculation of an early arrival.
* As of now, the sex is unknown. (Yes, really. And Widget does not cooperate and share so even if we wanted to know we couldn't. S/he's camera shy, okay.)
* Yes, we have names. No, we're not telling. Consider this baby one big surprise!
* In the last ultrasound they saw hair (how cool!!) and estimated Widget weighed 4 lbs 3 oz on 10/24/05. We're expecting another ultrasound in the next few weeks.