Thursday, September 15, 2011


Had my check-up today and everything was looking pretty good. I've gained 6 pounds so far, which is really great considering that we know more than half of that weight is the baby (3 lbs., 13 oz.). I had my belly measured and I am right on target. Emmi got to listen to her brother or sister's heartbeat through the doppler, which she thought was pretty cool. She then spent the rest of the time throwing her ball and playing catch with one of the people who pulled her out and caught her first in this world.... how beautifully odd. My BP was a tad high but nothing major. So, back in 4 weeks I go for another growth scan (at the high-risk OB) and then to my regular OB for a check-up.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today we had a growth scan at the high-risk OB. Joe and I sat there happily oohing and aahing as she went about taking her measurements and we got to see the spine, the kidneys, hear the heartbeat (151 BPM) and so on. Then, it happened. Apparently, she needed to see the placenta and fluid levels in better detail, so she flipped The Switch. The 4D RealTime switch. Now, we did not ask for what we were about to see and really, she didn't even have to zoom in where she did, but she did. And this is what we saw:

It took a few minutes to register because we weren't at all expecting 2.0's face to be there. It was amazing and humbling and surreal all at the same time. The first shot was the clearest, and by the second 2.0 was getting shy and had his/her hands in front of his/her face. Here is the "regular" one:

Which, in and of itself, is also an awesome shot! So, everything looks good... 2.0 is measuring 3 pounds, 13 ounces. I go tomorrow for my check-up with my regular OB but I had to post these now.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Name Game

Dear 2.0,

Daddy & I finally agreed on a name for you if you are a boy. Now watch you be a girl. We are getting very excited for you to get here. Your room is ready and all comfy-cozy. You have a big sister waiting for you AND a new baby cousin too!