Thursday, March 29, 2007

Baby Kicks

Nate finally got to feel the baby kick last night! It was so exciting for both of us. Nate not only felt the baby, but he could also see my tummy where it was moving. I cannot believe he is already strong enough to kick me that hard. He is very active all the time lately, especially at night, or really whenever I lie down. It's nice to know he is there with me all the time, and I'm so glad Nate got to experience his little kick ;)

Also, I had my first baby shower this weekend! I visited my parents in Ohio and my neighbor Betsy and my mom's good friend Marsha threw me a suprise baby shower for all my parent's neighbors and family friends. It was so much fun. We had Hector come in and cook and serve a delicious paella and I recieved so many beautiful gifts. I am going to have one well dressed little boy! So thank you everyone, Nate and I are so appreciative and thankful.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spring Weekend

Here we are enjoying a spring weekend and getting excited about the baby! I have been feeling kicks all weekend and that is extremely exciting. When I lay on my stomach the baby just kicks away at me, usually just below my belly button. Nate actually placed his hand on my belly the other morning and he thinks he felt one of the kicks! The baby should only get more active from here on out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


IT'S A BOY!!!!

We had an amazing and exciting 20 week ultrasound today. The radiologist showed us the heart (we could see all 4 chambers distinctly pumping), the kidneys, bladder, spine, brain, and all of the limbs. The baby was kicking and squirming the whole time and the technician said she could even feel him kicking! Yes....I did just say HIM! We are having a lil boy. It was very obvious, no doubt about it! Both Nate and I are extremely excited to welcome a son into our family. I don't think anything could have prepared us for the emotion of the experience. Knowing that we are having a son makes everything about this pregnancy seem more real and tangible.

Our son weighs a whopping 13 ounces right now and is measuring bigger than his 19 1/2 week due date. He is measuring closer to 20 1/2 weeks, which is great! The earlier I have him the less time I have to spend hugely pregnant in the hot Livermore sun :) He had a heartrate of 153 bpm (we got to listen to it again), and everything looked perfectly formed.




Lil feet

Lil arm and hand

Here is our lanky baby lying face down

Boy parts!!!

Friday, March 2, 2007

19 Weeks But No Gender :(

19 weeks

Well we unfortunately did not find out the gender of the baby today. My forgetful pregnant brain didn't realize this was simply a regular appointment with our OB, not with radiology to get our "big" ultrasound. Signals were crossed at some point! So the update is that the baby has a strong heartbeat - 160 bpm, and looks great on the ultrasound. I am measuring right on target and my weight gain is perfect. The appointment was a success on that front.

We have scheduled our "big" ultrasound for Wednesday, March 7th.