Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 23 and Stuff

Nerdstar had another ob appointment last Thursday, everything is still right on target. She's only gained about 2, maybe 3, pounds so far, but Pinhead is growing just fine. Just means she's losing it somewhere else for now. She's got a cute little baby belly! We absolutely love feeling him squirm around in there. But we can never figure out where his head or feet are. He tends to be a bottom dweller down in her belly. And we think he's in tune to her eating schedule because when it's past time he starts kicking!

It's crazy how happy he already makes me. I giggle a lot when we feel him moving. I already think he's the cutest thing ever and we haven't even seen his face.

In the next few weeks we're going to start getting his room ready. We picked out a paint color, but the weather turned cold and wet, so I'm waiting for it to be dry and warm again. We've got a couple of places to go look at furniture - I think the plan is for blue walls and white furniture, then we'll have mostly red and yellow accent stuff like curtains and the lamp.

When I was a little kid my Dad made me a toy box. It was white. I still have it. Seven or eight years ago, when I first tried to get preggers, I decided to be adventurous and paint it in primary colors: red, blue, green and yellow. The other day when we were looking at ceiling fans for the baby room and the guest bedroom, the white one has reversible fan blades. So I put it together so that there are two white fan blades and then one white, one red, one yellow and one blue. It's kinda neat.

It's kinda crazy the amount of stuff we have for a baby/kid. Ok, not the essential gear type stuff, but fun stuff.

In college a lot of my friends were elementary ed majors, so I collected a few children's books along the way. I also have all of my Dr. Seuss books from when I was little. We've got quite a few kids animated movies and cartoons on dvd, and a list of a few more waiting on Amazon. Several years ago, again when we first started thinking about babies and maybe even before, my Mom gave me a lot of Pooh stuff - a piggy bank, lots of the stuffed characters, a set of bookends. It's so cool to get that stuff out of storage and start putting it in his room.

I'm also glad we're both on the same page when it comes to ideas on raising a child. It makes life so much easier!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This is the glamour shot

Our son's enormous penis!! Hi! This is Nerdstar, and I'm finally stepping in to make my first entry in this blog!
Why did it take so long for me to finally post something? Well, it's just that the GF's writing is so much more eloquent and has more emotions than I do, so I've basically just stepped back and let her blog.
So far, my pregnancy has been really smooth, no morning sickness, but just some more tiredness and now the ankle and feet swelling at the end of the day. My weight gain has been slow and steady, and I'm thankful for that! As the baby grows in size, I am sure that in a while I will look even more and more huge, like a beached whale in the summer sun, just like the way that I should! :-)
We cannot wait to see our little boy and play with him, have him befriend our pets, and make up all these stories with him!
Will update more as this adventure is coming along!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Week 21 Ultrasound

Wow. We finally had the ultrasound today. We're at week 21 day 3, and the baby is developmentally at week 21 day 3! It weighs 1 pound.

All along we've had no clue or inkling if it was a boy or girl. But, night before last, in the middle of the night I finally decided I thought it was a boy. And it is!!

As the day has progressed I've found I'm actually a little relieved. The thought of all that pink just didn't make me happy.

The ultrasound was really cool. It took about 45 minutes and checked every part of his anatomy. We got to see his brain and it's measurements. We got a long look at his beating heart. We saw his arms and legs and feet and hands, his kidneys, she measured his stomach (like a belt around his waist). He was all comfy down in the bottom of Nerdstar's belly and for a long time had his arms crossed with his hands in front of his face. We needed him to move a little to get a better look at his spine, and he finally did, right at the end. That's good because otherwise we would have had to go back in two weeks. He even peed during the middle of it, she knew because as she was trying to look at his stomach and bladder - the bladder got a lot smaller :-)

Did I mention how cool it all was?? They didn't put the whole long thing on cd, so we have a couple of good printed pics. We'll try to get them scanned in and uploaded this weekend.

Nerdstar's sister has said for a while now she hopes it's a boy. My parents already have a grandson, so they were really hoping for a girl. When I told Mom this afternoon she just said, "well, put it back and get the right one." Heh.

The one symptom Nerdstar has had this whole time is just being more tired than usual, so we've perfected being lazy. I told her that next month we have to start getting in gear. We've got to buy a few things for the guest room so we can move the bed in the baby's room now into there, then I'm going to paint the baby's room and get it some furniture. None of it is really major, I think we both just have a hard time picking furniture and stuff. Thankfully, we do tend to have similar taste.

At least now my worrying will mostly be limited to car wrecks.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Half Way

We made it to week 20 this week. Pinhead is kinda wiggly, but still mostly a day baby. Nerdstar still hasn't gained any weight, although she has a little baby bump.

Next Friday is the ultrasound. We really can't wait for that. We're ready to know if it's a boy or a girl - and neither of us has the slightest inkling which it is.

Other than that it's still a boring pregnancy - knock wood!

I thinks it's awesome and strange and amazing that there's a little tiny person in Nerdstar's belly!! Feeling Pinhead move is just so cool.