Friday, July 10, 2009

About 1 month until gender identification

The ultrasound last Wednesday went great, I was on cloud 9 when I heard that boom boom pow. It's crazy to think that 7 days ago, Baby Mc was 3 mm long and grew to 5 mm since then. That's 60% bigger in just 7 days! This kid's going to be a lineback if he keeps that growth rate up.

Our next ultrasound is August 14th and we should be able to see the gender if he cooperates. I'm pretty confident as you can probably see from my use of "he" throughout this post.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baby Mc's first drum solo

Andy and I made our way to the doctors office today for yet another ultrasound. I was a bit nervous since last time they couldn't hear our little peanut's heart beating. I plopped myself up on the table, the ultrasound was started, and we heard the technician say, "I can see the heart beating". YAY! It was crazy, we could actually see the little flickers, kind of like a fast lightening bug. We could actually see him/her this time too. Last time I had no idea what I was looking at. This time, we definitely had a peanut shape. Baby Mc's a grower! After a few more uncomfortable minutes, she turned the sound on and we could actually hear the drum solo going on in my belly. It's all very surreal. Andy was giggling like a little school girl, while I just tried to wrap my mind around the fact that the drum solo was going on in MY stomach, but it wasn't me producing the heartbeat, it was a little living thing. I still don't really think it's hit me that there's a child inside of me. Other than being nauseous all the time and wanting to eat only fruit, my life hasn't changed a whole lot. But yep, there's a baby inside of me. A real one. With a heart beat. Andy was carrying the photos around like a proud father, so cute. We scheduled the next two ultrasounds and from what they tell us, we'll most likely be able to tell the sex of the baby at our next one, which is August 14th. That's so soon! I was expecting 5 months. The craziness of technology I guess. When we came home, Lucy made sure to raid my purse and almost chew up our precious pictures. I can tell she's going to be jealous of the little one.

On another high note for the week, Andy bought me an iPhone, mostly because he wanted a new phone too, but partly because he realized we will never again be able to splurge on things we want. Better get it over with now.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We're incubating a theatre buff

Baby Mc had his/her first taste of the theatre on Friday night. Andy and I bought tickets to see Wicked at the ASU Gammage Theatre. Everyone said that the show was great and I was really excited to see it. They didn't lie! It was amazing! Andy even enjoyed himself. I was a little afraid that he wouldn't like it at all. For those of you that don't know, Wicked is based upon The Wizard of Oz, but it tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. It's fun to look at such a beloved movie from a different perspective. Although our seats were all the way in the balcony, I thought we had a pretty good view and enjoyed every song that was sung throughout the night. Hopefully Mc will come out and enjoy the theatre as much as I do. I would love to have an excuse to see more musicals.

On another note, I think the morning sickness/nausea is hitting me. I have yet to throw up, but have ran to the toilet a few times, luckily there was no food in my stomach. I'm pretty much nauseous all day long and thinking of all foods (except fruit) makes me sick to my stomach. The good news is that new preggo symptoms is a good sign of a healthy baby Mc. The bad new is that I have to fly on a plane in a week and a half. I may have to ask for extra barf bags. Fingers crosses that this doesn't happen.