Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Update

Since I'd rather be on the computer than cleaning my house right now, I thought I would give our family and friends a brief update on our little guy. We have had a couple more ultrasounds in the past month just to do measurements and confirm that he is fully equipped with all of his organs. Everything is looking really good and we are grateful for that. Our doctor also has moved up our due date to November 7, although I don't believe him. I'm still saying mid-November. He is rapidly growing and these next 3 1/2 months can't go by soon enough. He's starting to kick more and harder. Occasionally I will have a sore rib because of him, but I can't blame him. If I was cramped in a tiny space like that, I would want to stretch too. Overall, though, things are looking really good and we have had multiple views of his "boy parts." There is no doubt about it. He's a boy. We still haven't decided on a name, but we have plenty of time. A couple of girls at work are throwing me a baby shower this Saturday. It's a little early, but we have to do it before they go back to school. Here's a picture of me at 5 months:

In other news, Clayton has less than a month of classes left in his first semester. He's doing a really good job. I think it's hard for him to study all the time, especially when we have Lego Star Wars on the Wii to distract him, but he's still doing really well. I'm looking forward to the 10 days he has off in between semesters so that I can spend a little bit of time with him. We will probably end up going camping during that time, which should be a lot of fun.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's a boy!

I wouldn't suggest moving mid pregnancy and trying to switch doctors and insurance plans. It's a big hastle. Because of that, we are not able to get into our first appointment with our new doctor until July 20. We haven't seen a doctor since mid May, so we were feeling slightly worried about the welfare of our baby. That's why we decided to take it into our own hands and go in for one of those 3D ultrasounds. It was a wonderful experience and it didn't require a doctor's approval:) We got to see our little guy for the first time, which was really really neat. I'm happy to report that everything is looking really good. His heart is beating, he has all his fingers and toes, no extras. The 20 minute session was composed of a combination of 2D(the typical ultrasound) and 3D images. It was so much fun to see him him moving his little hands and feet, yawning, and just wiggling around. When it came to time to "peek" and to see if we were having a girl or boy, he wasn't the least bit shy. He gave us a good look and we feel very confident in their pronouncement of it being a boy. Here's a picture of the little guy. I think he's just about the cutest baby I've ever seen:

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