Wednesday, December 19, 2007
We have a tradition that you get to have a cupcake for breakfast on your birthday, so this was him this morning before digging into his breakfast.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Don't really know what a rutabaga is, but my newsletter says the baby is about the size of an average one. She's about 13 1/2 inches from head to heel & weighs about a pound & a half. Her hair is recognizable now & is probably the color and texture that it will be at birth (if she has any - Wesley didn't have much & what he did have, he lost within a couple weeks. Poor child was nearly bald for the first year and a half).
I'm not on my home computer so I can't post my 24 week belly pic, but it's on my Flickr account so all you have to do to look at it is click on the small picture at the top, right of this page to look at a larger version. It's fairly obvious that I'm pregnant now, so maybe I won't get any weird looks for parking in the "Expectant Mother" parking spots at the grocery store : )
Friday, December 07, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
And, here's a belly picture for 20 weeks...
I found out today that two of the professors in my department actually didn't know I was pregnant. One thought I might be but knew better than to ask a woman if she's pregnant (smart guy), but the other didn't have a clue. One of the other professors was telling me about a conversation she & some others were having at lunch earlier this week talking about the baby pool we have going (see link in post above) & he was like, "What? Mindy's pregnant?" She said they all got a good laugh out of him being totally clueless. I thought it was pretty funny, too. He came by my office today & congratulated me & confessed that he just found out. I was like, "Did you think I was just getting chubby?" He very wisely side-stepped that question. :)
Monday, November 12, 2007
In case you didn't know, babies in utero are verrryyy limber. In the picture below her legs are extended above her head (which doesn't look very comfortable to me). I labeled some of the different parts so you would know what you're looking at.
The one below shows her face really well. She had her hand on her head the whole time the tech was trying to take a profile picture. I have an ultrasound of Wesley doing the exact same thing.
Another profile pic...
And, the one & only time I will post a picture of my daughter's bits on the internet. For those who don't have children, the way they tell the gender is by looking for either boy parts (obviously) or looking for the three lines you can see in the picture below, indicating it's a girl. It's not simply the absence of the boy parts that makes them think it's a girl. And, that's your anatomy lesson for the day. :) (In case you're having a hard time figuring out what you're looking at, her booty is to the right and her legs are pointing to the left, on the top & bottom of the words "Girl").
She was very active the whole time the tech was trying to get the right shots for the measurements she has to have. The doctor said everything looks good.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
And, my 19 week belly pic...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I think Wesley feels left out if I take a picture of myself & don't take one of him. :) Here's his impression of a pregnant lady...
Edited to add: Wesley felt the baby move last week. His eyes got real wide when he felt it & for the rest of the night & several times over the last few days he's been coming over and putting his hand on my belly and saying he wants to feel the baby move again (unfortunately the baby doesn't quite operate on his schedule). For a while he was saying he wanted a baby sister, but now he's saying he wants a baby brother. A little over a week until we know which one it'll be :)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Had my 16 week check-up today and everything seems to be going well. I am back to what I weighed at my 8 week appointment, so that's good. Now, I need to shoot for gaining a lb./week. It's so odd to me that I *need* to gain weight. The only times in our life that we are encouraged to grow & get bigger are when we are children or when we are pregnant (for us women, at least). It's weird for me to be able to quiet that little voice that says, "You really shouldn't have another spoonful of those mashed potatoes." Not that I'm planning to eat to my heart's content or to eat a bunch of junk food. I'm trying to consciously choose healthy foods.
Anywho...back to my appointment. The nurse had the little doppler, trying to find the babies heartbeat. We could hear the placenta (it makes a whooshy heartbeat-like noise at the same rate as my heart - from the blood being pumped through it to the baby - pretty cool, huh?) & we could hear the baby moving (which sounds almost like when you have the earpieces of a stethoscope in your ears and you tap on the end of it), but it wouldn't stay still long enough for her to get the heartbeat. I jokingly said, "Looks like we may have to do an ultrasound." She said, "We just might." After a few more minutes of trying to get it, she gave up and took me to the ultrasound room.
So, we got to see the baby. The picture was much clearer than on the machine at work. We could see the baby was all curled up on my right side again. The heart rate was 161 (which is good). I asked very sweetly, "While we're here, would you mind taking a peek to see if you can tell whether it's a boy or a girl?" She said, "You want to know?" I said, "Yes, if you don't mind." So she moved the wand around trying to get a good look, then said, "Well, the baby is still pretty small, but I would say it's probably a *****************, because ******************," (while pointing at the screen). You didn't think I was actually going to tell, did you?! :) Seriously, they usually don't try to figure out the gender this early so she wouldn't say for sure, but after today I'm pretty sure of what it is. And, in a little less than four weeks we should know for certain. Then, I'll definitely let you know. *Insert devilish little grin*
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Anyways, I thought the story was something that all mothers will appreciate. We have a tendency to feel neglected & unappreciated for the millions of things we do that go unnoticed. This really puts into perspective what all our hard work is for.
And, because I like posting a picture with every blog post, here's a couple pictures I took of St. Patrick's cathedral in NYC a few years ago - yes, it was snowing. (These will only make sense if you read the linked story)...
not the greatest quality because they are just scans (from before I had my digital)
Friday, September 28, 2007
By the way, I'm officially in my second trimester now. The symptoms that are supposed to magically dissappear after the first trimester haven't said their goodbye's yet, but I'm holding out hope that they'll pack their bags and hit the road any day now.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I also have a noticeable lil' bump. I saw my mom yesterday and the first thing she did was rub my belly (not something I'm especially fond of people doing, but what can you do?) where it was poking out.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
And, just because I adore Ali and her outlook on life (as well as her scrapbooking style), here's a picture of us from CKU Nashville last month.
Edited to add: It also says he/she now has his/her own unique fingerprints. How awesome!
I *think* I've felt him/her move, but it's so light that I'm not totally sure that what I'm feeling is the baby. If I'm laying completely still and really concentrating, I *think* I feel faint, little swishes.
My doctor would be proud of me. I weighed this morning and have gained a couple pounds since last week. The nausea is still hanging around, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that it will magically dissapear over the next week. :)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
He even tells me that we were 'made for each other'
I bet you're wondering who it is, aren't you?
Well, my new iMac, of course.
What, did you think I found a boyfriend? :)
I've crossed over from being a purely PC user to a Mac user (at least at home - still have a PC at work - who is looking pretty dingy and pitiful now that I've seen that the grass is actually greener on the other side). He arrived at lunch Friday and I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve just waiting for 5:00 to come so I could go and play with him. Why am I referring to him as a person? Because he's that special. I even said out loud to Anthony at some point this weekend, "It's just so pretty." The screen is bigger than any of the tv's we own. That has to say something about us, huh? Anthony thinks we should just turn our chairs around and watch all our dvd's on it instead of the tv (the desk is across the room from the tv in our living room). If I remember, I'll come back and post a picture, so you can ooh and ahh over how beautiful he is. :)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Remember that funny feeling when you would stick your tongue in the hole left by your tooth? My step-dad used to tell us if we were able to keep from sticking our tongue in there until our new tooth came in, it would grow in gold. I was never able to keep from doing it.
One of the joys of parenthood is that you get to relive your childhood memories that you may have forgotten over the years, and you get to watch your children make those memories for themselves.
Monday, February 05, 2007
So, I got a call from Wesley's School Resource Officer this morning. As soon as she said who she was I was thinking, "Oh no! What's he done now?" Turns out Wesley decided to bring his wallet to school. I'm sure you're thinking, "Okay...what's the big deal?" Well, he emptied all the cash out of his piggy bank and put it in his wallet. Apparently he had it out on the playground. The grand total he had on hand: $91.00. Probably not an amount that you want your kindergartener flashing around on the playground. So, the SRO wants me to come pick it up on my lunch break, since it's probably not wise to let him keep it in his possession and expect all of it to make the bus trip to daycare, the couple hours there and then home. I was laughing as I was talking to her and feeling relieved that it was something so silly (guess I need to make a deposit to his savings account). But then, as I'm getting ready to say goodbye, she says, "I'm just going to leave it with [so & so] and you can pick it up in the office. And, Ms. Althia would like to visit with you when you come by about some classroom behavior problems." Ugg...not again. This is almost as bad as the one or two times I ever got called to the principal's office. Now I'm just wishing I could skip my lunch break altogether. So, that's the latest episode in "My Child is a Hooligan."
Life with children is never boring.