Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ultrasound Video

We've finally converted the vhs, and have posted the video for all to see. I'll warn you ahead of time, unless you are the excited parents- this video is 7 minutes of boring. There are, however, some incredibly detailed shots in a few places, early on you can very clearly see the face.

We have another appointment next week Thursday (the same day the nursery carpet gets installed), and will have another ultrasound at that time. We'll keep you up to date.


Friday, November 23, 2007


We plan on keeping the name of the kid a secret until he shows his face, but we're down to three or so.
Mortimer didn't make the cut.

Hope everybody had a great Turkey Day!!


Monday, November 19, 2007

Three Hours

I learned a lot yesterday.
1) You can spend 3 hours at "Babies R Us".
2) Babies require lots of stuff I never thought of, never new existed, and never would have though of.
3) Babies are expensive!

If you would have told me yesterday morning that I would spend 3 hours in Babies R Us later in the day, I would have responded that "It was impossible to spend that much time in that place without taking a nap in one of the rockers". I would have been wrong.

Bobbie Jo, I, and Jessica Maddox (a friend of ours) made the trip to register/build our shopping list yesterday afternoon. Jessica gave us her opinion about everything we would need and helped us more than any book ever could. We are so grateful for her help!

Bobbie Jo and I had made a few trips to Babies R Us before, but were always completely overwhelmed. There is so much stuff. Butt cream, bra pads, baby spoons, bottles, socks, sheets, blankets........I can't even begin to list it all here. We aren't familiar with kids. There weren't many around when we were growing up. We haven't done lots of babysitting. When it comes to babies, we're kinda clueless. Having someone to tell us what the stuff was, and when we would need it was worth more than we could have known.

And lastly, Babies R expensive. I knew that kids needed stuff, but I never realized how much stuff, and how expensive that stuff is. We've been very lucky to have the friends around us that we do. We've been offered (and received) tons of awesome stuff from so many people. Thank you so much to all of you. We really appreciate it!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My boy's.....uh....... junk

Got to see my boy's dingus today. It was pretty cool (there's a picture of it below-he's going to kill me when he's old enough to read this).
We had our regularly scheduled ultrasound this morning, everything went well. He was well behaved and didn't move around too much. The ultrasound was not nearly as clear as the last one, though we could see a good deal of the skeleton and, very briefly, some of the detail on his face. Unfortunately he chose to not cooperate, and they were unable to get some of the measurements that they wanted. They are very comfortable that there are no problems, but we will have another ultrasound in a month to see the things they couldn't see today.
Little Mort weighs 13 oz. and is developing exactly as he should be.

We got a video tape of the ultrasound and once we dig up a vcr and are able to get it in a digital format, we'll post it here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's wiggling

Bobbie Jo has been feeling the little guy wiggling around a lot lately. He tends to be more active at night. I can't feel him yet, but am hoping I will be able to soon. We've been working on names and while we have decided to keep all of our naming options secret until he sees the light of day, I am able to put a few names on that Bobbie Jo resoundingly said no to.
Optimus Prime
George W.

We also made a quick trip to Babies R Us to register, and scanned a few items, but will be making a trip there later when we have a bit more time. It's awfully overwhelming looking at all of the brightly colored baby crap that they have, and dealing with the Babies R Us folks who let you know that if you don't buy everything they suggest, you are destined to be a terrible parent.

We have the ultrasound on Thursday, will be getting more pictures and video and will hopefully post those here by Friday.

Talk to you then.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Someone to follow me around

Earlier in the day on Monday (when we found out about "the penis"), I watched a man mowing his lawn, his daughter closely behind pushing her own brightly colored plastic mower. It was incredibly touching, and something I can't wait to happen.

Knowing the sex of the kid is unbelievably exciting, not because it is a boy, but now I can put a "face" with my imaginations of what the next few years will be like. My ideas of the kid following around his biggest hero (me of course), multi-colored lawnmower, fully equipped Fisher Price tool belt, or ragged stuffed friend in tow. I can envision the kid pounding on the floor with a plastic mallet as I'm fixing a clog under the sink. There are so many scenarios that are going through my head.

For the next 5 months, I get to let my imagination run wild.