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good times.

good-times.jpgNot those good times, the good times we are having now that Jen is getting out of the “sick” phase of being pregnant. The 2nd trimester really is a blessing after suffering her way through the first one. She is feeling tons better, and is getting her energy back. But dont be fooled by our good fortune, Jen still says she has no intention of going through this again. And you know what? ive looked into her eyes and i believe she is serious. If i want baby after this one, she tells me ive got two choices: adoption or kidnapping.


December 6, 2007 at 5:13 pm 3 comments

sound? check.

listening for baby.jpg

So we hit our first big milestone today: We got to hear the babys heartbeat for the first time! It was 160 bpm, for those of you keeping track at home. In related Dr. appointment news, jen had actually lost 7 pounds since her previous visit, but we were told that that wasnt out of the ordinary. A lot of it had to do with how sick she had been for the last several weeks.

November 28, 2007 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

1st trimester almost over.. (the return of jen)

Remeber me? im the one having this baby. I don’t think anyone is happier than me that the yucky 1st trimester is almost over, not even John.  I am really hoping that when I’m around 13-14 weeks I will start to get some of my energy and appetite back like like people have been telling me. I remember at about 7 or 8 weeks along I was thinking that I never want to forget how I feel,  so that after I give birth I won’t want to have another child. The nausea and lack of energy has been so awful. At this point, I’m just hoping I have twins so I only have to go through this  once. Either way I’ll be happy, as the baby(ies) are just healthy and happy.

November 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

did you know…

Here are some random facts that are probably more interesting if you are pregnant:

A four month old fetus will startle and turn away if a bright light is flashed on it’s mother’s belly.

A newborn baby’s head accounts for about one-quarter of it’s entire weight.

Children born in the month of May are on the average 200 grams heavier at birth than children born in any other month.

During pregnancy a woman’s blood volume increases up to 50%. In addition to meeting the needs of the fetus, this is a reserve against fluid loss that occurs during childbirth.

November 17, 2007 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

parenting: the 2nd oldest pyramid scheme

amway-logo-4c.jpg When we were trying to have kids, our friends who already had them were elated, telling us what great parents we would be, how much we would enjoy it, how our children would play together, how much having a baby enriched their lives and brought them closer together, etc, etc. Now that we are expecting, when we talk to those same friends and we hear their children screaming in the background, all they can say is “This is what you have to look forward to. Good luck.” I cant help but feel that someone got one over on us. I imagine we feel the same way people did when they got their first Amway sales kit in the mail. And just like our friends with kids, the Amway people probably went on and on, telling them what great sales people they would be, how much they would enjoy it, and how selling Amway enriched their lives and brought them closer together. But instead of 4 cases of shampoo sitting our closet, we will soon have a baby. We cant wait to be parents,  but im still savvy enough to know that the sales pitch has changed.

November 12, 2007 at 6:51 pm 2 comments

baby girls and presidents- who knew?

why is that presidents make such GREAT names for girls? i could go on and on about this, jen hates this whole series of names:





We ran some of these by the family this weekend, and didnt seem to have any winners. Weve also been on a big country kick lately, with jen liking the name Britton for a boy, and me liking the name Ireland for a girl.

November 12, 2007 at 6:26 pm 3 comments

shes heaving a baby

I was talking to Jens dad last night about all the fast food she has been eating since finding out she was pregnant. In her defense, she has been sick as a dog lately, and nothing sounds good, so if she tells me shes craving a McRib, you can bet im going to get her one. So anyway, im joking with her dad that she is probably going to give birth to like a 25lb baby because of the food shes eating. After i got off the phone i got curious about how big the heaviest baby ever born is. Assuming no one can prove me wrong, its this little tyke,050120_brazil_baby_hmed_7ahmedium.jpg born in Brazil back in 2005. The (extra creative) doctors nicknamed him “giant baby.”  He weighed 17lbs, and was born via cesarean, much to the mothers joy, im guessing.

November 4, 2007 at 8:43 am 1 comment

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