Saturday, April 30, 2005

You hear that sound?

You know when your car makes that funny sound, and you drive to the mechanic? And the car makes that sound all the way to the mechanic? And then, the second the mechanic comes out to the car, it stops making that sound?

So I hadn't felt the baby move for a while, and called the doc in a panic. They squeezed me into a morning appointment, and I lugged Stewart and baby E along with me out of necessity. And then, the minute I sat down in the waiting room, the baby started kicking like crazy.

So I did what every responsible person does: I pretended not to feel it. Went into the appointment, and heard the heartbeat and acted reassured. Yes, I'm a weak person.

Ever since then, baby's moving around a lot. When I drink juice, or a carby-meal, he responds a lot. Last night, I felt him a lot in one area, and pushed on it from the outside, and felt a strong movement from the outside! (secret confession: it was really weird.)

So that's the story here. We're calling him Horatio until he's born. It's part of the fun of trying to find a non-horrible "H" name for him (in honor of my grandpa Herbert). Every name we come up with is awful:

Herbert (sorry, gramps)
and on and on. Henry's not bad.

Feel free to send suggestions!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Okay, okay. The delay was totally my fault, again.

We had the BIG appointment last week. Wonderful news: perfect spine, perfect brain, perfect chubby tummy, perfect penis. Yes, penis. We're having a boy!

Here's our guy:
sonogram side view 2 19 weeks

And, just in case there was any doubt:

sonogram penis 19 weeks

Sunday, April 10, 2005

birds on lamp

Originally uploaded by QStreet.
Just had to show off my husband's photography skill. Can you believe this photo he took?

Saturday, April 9, 2005

Could it be?

I think I felt the baby tonight; just a minute or two ago. It was a tap-tap pause pause tap-tap on my right side. It did feel like gas, so I can't be totally sure, but I think it was the baby. Happy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Good news

There's a fancy blood test they do to see if the baby might have a spinal problem. Results came back negative today, so great news on that front. It's a relief, since I was often unable to keep the prenatal vitamins down. On to the sonogram!