Category Archives: Pregnancy

Loss

**This post deals with events that might be traumatic for some people, notably miscarraige. You have been warned.**

One of the webcomics I read regularly is Ctrl-Alt-Delete. It’s a comic about gamers, and is usually funny, often ironic, and occasionally, very emotive. Is that the right word? This is a post about the latter, one comic that struck a particular chord with me.

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Labour Update

Just got a call from Jeff…

Sam is 3cm dialated and her contractions are 5 min. apart.

They are going out for lunch, and then heading back to the hospital to have the baby! I’m so excited!

Now the question is… Boy or Girl??

baby mickey-n-minnie

I’ll post more when I hear from Jeff again.

Cheers,

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Various and Sundry

Sitting at home, chillin.

Sam is tired, she’s been up since before 3am. She just had a contraction at 10:37 – so we are measuring to find the next one before we call our Mom’s back and give them the update. Also, more to the point for Sam, she can try and get some sleep after the next one.

We went shopping this morning, washed the truck. Put the infant seat in. Bought some necessities.

Now we’re sitting at home, so I did a geeky test, this is the result I got.

You are a dog
Or maybe you are a mosquito, you certainly can’t be human.The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 21.1kHz
Find out which ultrasonic ringtones you can hear!

I figured I’d take the test online, and find out what is the highest of the “silent” ringtones I can here.  Turns out I have pretty good ears still, surprisingly.

More later.

Updates

I added Erin from evilclomid.com to our blog as a contributer.  She should be able to login and post an update if need be.  You can phone me Erin if you like, or I can phone you once things get moving and we know it’s not false labor.

I hope you don’t mind that I just imposed  on you by selecting you to be our update person. ;)

Contractions!

Sam’s been having contractions since about 3am.  They’re still about 20 mins apart, but regular.  We’re planning that we might have to go to the hospital today.

I’ll update here and by phone when I get the chance – if I can’t get to here I’ll phone Erin and give her my password so she can update.

Ultrasound Results

So we went to my 19 week ultrasound yesterday.  My whole plan for this was they were going to tell us that they were wrong and I am much further along then they thought.   I believed this was what should happen because my stomach is Massive!  I look like I am at least 6 to 8 months pregnant.  No clothing fits,  My maternity shirts from when I was pregnant with Ivy are starting to get too small, and my stomach is already getting in the way (the stove is much closer to me then I originally thought while cooking.)

Well my plan did not work out!  I am right on time, 20 weeks and 3 days along as of yesterday. The due date remains March 27th.   The baby looks Great (yes I said Baby,  there are not 2 in there Erin).  We got to see all sorts of awesome pictures,  it has 10 fingers, and 2 whole legs,  a developing brain,  and a beating heart.  The Ultrasound technician gave us a great view of between the legs, even though he is not allowed to tell us what the baby is he can let us look,  and the verdict…..  I think I saw something,  Jeff’s sure he didn’t.  So we are having a boy Or a girl, Surprise!

So to sum up,   there is a baby in there,  it is right on time,  it is developing well,  and my stomach is just going to grow to be the size of a TV table (which is convenient at times.)

Sam

his uterus?

From our weekly pregnancy newsletter, courtesy of walmart.com.

If you’re having a girl, his uterus and Fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If your baby is a boy, his genitals are noticeable, though he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.”

Wow.  I’m glad that his uterus andFallopian tubes are formed.  That’s exciting news – about the best I’ve heard all week.

There is good stuff in this newsletter, I promise.  Sam made me read behind the cut (I almost never do) and there is interesting stuff there today.  Like about his Fallopian tubes.  Neato and scientifical even.