Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to everyone for sending your congratulations and well wishes! We hope you're having a very happy holiday season, and send our love to all!

We had our second ultrasound today, and were shocked by all of the changes! The baby's arms and legs were moving around, which we didn't see during the last visit! Also, the umbilical cord is now visible, and we could even make out fingers and some emerging facial features! Goodbye blob, hello baby! Unfortunately, the doctor didn't freeze-frame the ultrasound at a good angle, so all of these exciting differences are not visible in our picture. Our next appointment is in four weeks, so we'll wait until then to upload another ultrasound. Ryan will also be shooting the first installment of the belly portraits soon!

Mommy Update:
- Still feeling all typical symptoms and driving Ryan batty with the frequency of Mexican food requests
- Super sniffer spreading holiday cheer as Christmas tree can be smelled from all rooms of the apartment (yay!)
- Happy to be on vacation and able to spend time resting on the couch in comfy PJ pants

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Here's Looking at You, Kid!

We are overjoyed to announce that a new member of our family will arrive in July 2008! We will be documenting the experience through postings and pictures, and invite you to share in our journey! Let the countdown begin!

We had our first ultrasound on December 12th. It was the most amazing thing! Our little one has a strong heartbeat, and though it doesn't look like much yet, everything looks great so far! In case you can't make heads or tails of what you're seeing, the little legs are at the top, and the baby is in (surprise, surprise) the fetal position!

Mommy Update:
-Not really showing yet, but developing a nice layer of cushioning that makes fitting into certain pants a bit tricky!
-Has developed a super sense of smell and consequently a strict anti-air freshener policy - also avoiding certain aisles in the supermarket!
-Nauseous, tired, and hungry all the time (a wonderful sign, according to Grandpa Pete!)
-Currently craving Mexican food, yogurt, and bananas