Friday, June 18, 2010

Challenges...or Just interesting experiences

Down to the second doctor appointment, the one I absolutely couldn't wait for...actually I could wait a really long time for...but thinking of the health of the baby, and well my health too, it was worth the experience. It wasn't as bad as I figured it would be, but still interesting. This visit I had the lovely pap smear, some blood drawn for testing, the breast exam, and of course we mustin forget the usual fun times of peeing into a cup (my aim is slowly getting better, in case you want to know ;). But amongst all this loads of fun, my doctor was nice enough to treat us with hearing the heart beat for the first time just before leaving, it defiantly made the whole duration worth it at the end. It was a another lovely fun reminder that there is a little "apple" growing inside me (it's sad, I know, but some days I forget I am pregnant). But my all time favorite is to see Michael's face and expressions when we get little tastes of the life growing inside me. He has a priceless excited look on his face, with a hint of "aww..." when he smiles. I am so glad he is there for me and with me in this lovely journey, he is going to be such a wonderful little daddy!

On another note, here is a little update from my favorite website about how the baby is doing (relatively speaking) and to your satisfaction (Heather), it is no longer a little prune ;)

The Baby at Week 14
"Now the size of your clenched fist, your baby is more fluid-like in his movements, so he’s no longer doing the jerk every time he repositions his arms and legs. Other developments this week include a roof of his own (inside his mouth, that is) as well as intestinal activity: His intestines are producing meconium (which is the waste that will make up his first bowel movement after birth). He is also sporting a downy coating of hair (lanugo) that keeps him nice and warm. Not to worry — you won't give birth to a monkey; baby fat will accumulate over the next few months and take over the function of keeping your baby warm and toasty —allowing most of that hair to shed." (
Oh and another fun side note: at this very moment Michael is already putting together a bassinet that his parent's sent us that we got today, little early I know, but he was excited to put it together (even though it will prob be in our basement storage for a little while).


  1. Oh man, what an exciting time!!! I remember when we first heard the heartbeat- so amazing, isn't it?! I agree with you, it's easy to forget you're pregnant early on some days if you're mostly symptom free. Just wait until you feel the baby moving! I think movement is usually felt between 16-20 weeks, but of course it can be a little earlier or later for some :) Enjoy every moment!