Monday, December 17, 2007

Technology pics

Bob and I went to a higher tech sonography center today because there was a fetal echo ordered for us. They did another quick body scan of the baby, and they used their 3D technology to make some pictures for us. You can see her face in the first picture, and then her legs in the second. Look at that cute big toe! The sonographer confirmed that it is a girl. Yay! I could feel her moving around a lot during the sonogram, and she did a half somersault during the exam. At first she was in breech position, which means her head was up and her butt was down and she was facing forward. Then she turned forward so that her head was down and facing away from the sonographer and her feet were up towards my head. So it was a challenge to get some face pictures after she turned, but we did get one. They printed out the face picture and put it in a paper frame that says "Baby's First Photo" and they gave us a CD with jpeg files of the other pictures. So high tech. Wow. We are thrilled that she is healthy and passing all the tests.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Baby kicks!

We felt the baby kick last night for the first time! It was pretty neat. And luckily, we were together the first time I felt her kick, so I was able to tell Bob right away and he put his hand on my belly and he felt it, too! It really surprised him and we both got pretty giddy. It was about 2:30 am, I'd already been asleep for hours while Bob was out at a show that his college friend's band was playing. He came home and we were talking a bit before going to sleep, when the baby makes a distinctive nudge towards my outer lower left belly. It was such a unique feeling. Then when it continued for several more minutes, and when Bob was able to feel it, too, I was better able to believe it. Yay! We felt the baby kicking! So cool.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

First baby gift from us

Bob and I went to a "meet the doulas" event at Natural Resources in the Mission district over the weekend. We are still keeping our eyes and ears open for a doula that we really like. Natural Resources is a place that hosts many parenting classes, as well as a store that sells baby care items. We found this cute onesie with a giraffe on it that I fell in love with, so Bob bought it for us while I was in the rest room. So sweet! And I love the little giraffe. Whenever I see it, it makes me so happy! And it makes it seem more real that we will have a baby living with us next year.

We are 21 weeks along in the pregnancy, and everything is going well. I'm feeling healthy, I'm eating well, and sleeping as much as I am able. Bob is staying active by playing a lot of tennis and some Frisbee every weekend. We joined Netflix last week, and we've enjoyed watching a few films so far. It has been nice spending a lot of time at home together.