Monday, July 28, 2008

Hard to post with no computer at home yet

Yes, we are still computer shopping and waiting for the insurance claim check to come thru. Meanwhile, here are some recent pictures:

This is Mt. Rainier, in Seattle, Washington. HK and his best friend climbed this impressive peak a few weeks ago. I am very proud and impressed, indeed.

This is Lake Pend Oreille (that's "pon-duh-ray") in Sandpoint, Idaho, where HK and I spent a couple glorious days with my sister and her husband.

This is my belly, in Sandpoint, Idaho.
: )

All is well with Uno. We see the OB again on Wednesday. I'll try to be back again soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Can you see it?

Unless you recently had your own ultrasound or are an ultrasound tech, you may not know what you are looking at, but the arrow is pointing to what clearly makes our baby...A BOY!

Right now he weighs 12 oz and measures 19.9 weeks, right on schedule. Everything looks good - the heart, spine, head, bones, stomach and umbilical cord, thigh bone connected to the knee bone, etc! I have an anterior placenta, which means it is up front in my belly, with the baby behind, so that will muffle the movements for another month, but that is normal, and so is my cervix, which means I can travel safely on our vacation next week. Whew.

HK and I are thrilled that everything looks healthy and excited to know we have a son in there. Now we can choose a name from our list...which is on the computer...which was we will be starting fresh with a new list! : )

Seeing Uno again was amazing, exciting, and also sobering. A little dose of reality, to remind us there will be a big new responsibility in our lives about 4 1/2 months from now. Yeah. We are just soaking all of this in, with lots of gratitude for all the good news today.

So, thanks again for casting your vote, and everyone who voted for "boy" can do a little self-satisfied nodding of the head and enjoy the successful application of your old wives tale. Nicely done.

Already a great day

For the first time this morning, I was 100% sure those pokes and "bubbles" I was feeling as I laid in bed came from the baby. Uno seems to be curled up way to the left, and s/he was kicking me in the side. HK and I could both feel the poking when we put our hands on my belly. Pretty great moment. Looks like all three of us are ready for the big u/s today. : )

How I will post the results before tomorrow morning will be a challenge, since we have no computer at home, but I'll see what I can manage. Have a super day, everyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Old Poll is Broken! Please vote in new poll!

Okay, I don't know why, but the old poll won't let anyone else vote, so I added a new one, above. Feel free to vote again! There's still lots of time -- until around 1 pm on Wednesday, depending on what time zone this blog host is in...

I am very antsy, waiting to see Uno again tomorrow, and a little anxious, hoping that everything is okay. HK and I started singing and playing guitar for Uno last night, and tho we need practice, we're not too bad. : ) Really, how much can you mess up "I've Been Working on the Railroad"?

Several posts below, you will see details that may help you vote. Christina asked about heart rate: at 4 1/2 weeks, the heart rate was 180. Thanks for weighing in!!!