Thursday, June 29, 2006

11 weeks & 4 days

Yes, the baby looks like an alien.

Oh, my! (hands up to the face)

Waving hello!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Well, my first official appointment is tomorrow morning. Not that I actually have an appointment, since we work in the same office.
Honestly not looking forward to it. I guess if I want to get spoiled with my weekly ultrasounds, I've gotta put up with a little unpleasantness. Doing it for the baby. And we'll probably do an ultrasound tomorrow, too.
I'm so ready for this first trimester to be OVER. I just keep thinking, "maybe I'll feel better tomorrow."

I'm pathetic.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Check out our first batch of dill pickles:
(we'll know how they turn out in about 3 weeks)

The first sunflower

Our little patriotic flower patch.

Yummy Bibb lettuce

Peas are still going strong.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

scan-o-rama (10 wks 4 d)

Baby's getting bigger!

A little profile

A detailed view of the profile

Profile from the other side (still looks like Elvis)

What a little hamhock!

Plus this week I was able to find the heartbeat with the Doppler! So now I'm addicted to that, too.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Okay, can I just gripe a little? Today has been the most miserable day thus far of this pregnancy. I'm just exhausted and nauseated and bloated and worthless. This morning we had a class in Basic Life Support (aka CPR), which was a total waste of time. Basically it involved sitting around watching a video, then practicing chest compressions on a little plastic guy. For 4 hours. Even though this doesn't sound strenuous, I found it draining. Then we all went to lunch at my very favorite restaurant, El Mazatlan, but even that hurt my tummy. So I went home to take a little lunchtime nap. That lasted a few hours. oops. I feel bad because I should have been getting some work done or something, but I'm too dang tired. I did finally get up and drive in to help Mark out for a couple of hours. I guess I owe him, although I'd rather not admit it! And now I'm lying around being worthless again.
Dennis was going to make some stir-fry with our fresh snow peas, but I can't even imagine eating that. And I know it's yummy, but the tummy says no. So what's a girl to do? Maybe eat some Nilla wafers. Maybe. If I don't eat something soon I'll probably feel worse.
I was just hoping that I'd been through the worst of the first trimester nausea and fatigue, but apparently not yet. I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm tired because everything is going to the baby's growth, right?
And at least I'm only in clinic once this week, which is a treat. Except I'll have to sit through ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) instead. I don't know which is worse... All I really need is a comfortable place to sit every once in a while, but that seems to be too much to ask.
Alright, I'm done griping now.
Okay, who am I kidding? I never really stop.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!

It's been a pretty good day--I delivered an 8&1/2 lb. boy! Quite a cutie! So his family's having a very nice Father's Day. And now I need a nap. So does the baby's momma, I'll bet.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Another milestone

I bought my first maternity clothes today, which is weird. I've only gained about 3 pounds, and yet none of my clothes fit anymore. Must be redistributing. I've gotta say, love the stretchy belly maternity pants! I could wear those pants year-round.
In related news, I'm now 25% through my 40 weeks! woohoo.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

It's Thursday! (9 weeks & 5 days)

Which means, it's ultrasound day!

Measuring beautifully and perfect.


A message from baby.

Check out the little baby parts.

Of course still photos don't show it, but we saw the baby kicking and punching and wiggling today! So cute!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Can the dog sense it?

I'm just wondering if the dog knows that I'm pregnant. He's certainly been acting a little strange lately. He's following me around all the time, even more than previously. Even this weekend, when we had guests at the house, he snuggled me continuously. Maybe it's because I've been letting him up on the bed with me, which he definitely likes. It's pretty cute, though; he's like my own little personal guard doggie.

"Back off!"

What's up with Bec?

What I'm watching: The Family Guy

What I'm reading: Martha Stewart Living

What I'm knitting: teddy bear from Knitting for Two

What I'm planting: okra, basil, and green beans

What I'm jobbin': family medicine hospital service

What I'm craving: dill pickles, queso dip

My hobby of the moment: napping

Saturday, June 10, 2006

8 weeks & 5 days

June 8
(I performed this ultrasound on myself--are you impressed?)
more heartbeating

7 weeks & 5 days

June 1
Growing a bit more...

It's a peanut!

Our first baby pictures, on May 25th.

6 weeks and 5 days (a zoomed view)

A strong little heartbeat

Our due date is January 13, 2007!


Growing at full speed now!

D's first tomatoes

Snow peas

Bibb lettuce

Squash plants (near) & corn (far)


We've also harvested some sugar snap peas, which were yummy! I can't wait for the cucumbers, though. Maybe I'll manage to make some pickles with those and the dill. mmm.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Belated Belize pics

Gales Point, where we spent most of the week

A little roadside shopping

What a view!

Emmett at work