Saturday, January 26, 2008

First Post

As many of you know, I am not a big fan of blogs... but, despite that, we've decided to create a private blog for a small group of close friends and family in order to have a means of sharing the latest news and photos about this pregnancy and the baby. I'm hoping that by limiting the blog to close friends and family, this will feel less like blogging and more like sending out the occasional mass email with pictures -- only in a format that is a bit easier to read than an email.

In terms of where we're at --

We're about half-way through the pregnancy. Here I am at 17 weeks (I'm not so good at self portraits).

Our due date is June 11th (Eric's birthday). We just found out we're having a girl! We were both somewhat surprised -- we thought it was a boy (or maybe we just really liked our boy name). But, it's a girl - and we're really excited. No name picked out yet -- girl names are tough.

The ultrasound this last week was mostly uneventful -- here are a few pictures (her profile and a foot -- there were a lot of other pictures, but these two are the best shots).

The dr. was a little concerned that the placenta is too close to the cervix - so we're going back in 8 weeks for another ultrasound. Hopefully everything will be OK - and it'll be fun to get another look at her. Although, I don't think she liked the ultrasound... she proceeded to kick up a storm the rest of the day.

The whole pregnancy seems to be flying by -- we have a lot to do before she arrives (home repairs, getting our jobs squared away to allow some time away from the office once she arrives, hiring, etc). But, we're continuing to tick the various tasks off our list. The electrical guy comes today - and tomorrow we'll be off picking out new doors for the kitchen work we're about to embark on.

I think that's a good summary of where we're at. More later.


Sarah said...

I love the profile - of her face. And your belly!

Tom said...

Thanks for posting all that - can't believe you're almost half way already! Time flies.

laura said...

I can see her attitude! She looks just like you!!!

Diana said...

Oh, she's a beauty! But, more like a tomboy, less like a girly-girl! :-) Thanks for sharing.