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I just felt our daughter kick for the first time.

The feelings of happiness and excitement I have about being a father continue to increase.
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I want one of these, but Meg will probably veto the idea, and rightly so.
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So I drove by this on my way home from work this morning. According to the story it apparently it happened not long after I passed that spot last night.
cwfilmbuff: (Baby!)
It’s (going to be) a girl!



No, you can’t tell from that picture, it’s just the best one of her we have. We have more respect for our daughter’s privacy than to show off pictures that prove she’s a girl (at least until she starts bringing home dates).

Nesting

May. 4th, 2008 06:45 pm
cwfilmbuff: (Baby!)
Here’s the crib and changing table we picked up the other night, now fully assembled and with stylish wall clings:





Also, because I apparently haven’t linked to it before, check out what my sister made for us (she wrote about it here).
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So we have a crib, changing table, and glider, all in excellent condition and all for less than the cost of a new crib. Meg’s craigslist skills are impressive indeed.
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We were listening to the heartbeat at the doctor’s yesterday, which is really cool in its own right, when the baby kicked, making a loud “whoosh” sound.

I wish there were sound effects like that when I kicked things.
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I’m amused that a lot more people thought I was joking with yesterday’s announcement than Meg, at least based on comments.

Yes, we’ve really got a little one on the way, scheduled for October 9. It’s a shame due dates are rarely accurate, because 10/09/08 would be kind of a cool birthday.

So if you’re doing the math in your head, that means we’re just at the end of the first trimester, which is what you’re supposed to wait for before making any big announcements. That ours lined up with the first of April was just a happy accident.

Not sure what else to say on it at the moment (also not sure why I make these posts in the morning, after a long night of work when my brain’s not at 100%), but now that the cat’s out of the bag I’ll be keeping people posted.
cwfilmbuff: (Meg)
So as some of you may have read in Meg’s journal, there’s a baby on the way!

We’re very excited, even if it will mean seeing fewer movies in the theater.
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Shorter-than-expected appointment this morning. Another ultrasound, this one apparently indicating that Meg’s only 6 weeks along, not 8. More importantly though: no signs of the internal bleeding that was there last time, and a heartbeat. Yay heartbeat!

Unfortunately the nurse practitioner we were supposed to talk to after was in an accident on her way in, so she wasn’t there, and the OB was booked solid. So we still don’t know what’s going on with the less than ideal numbers, or if the baby being two weeks younger than originally thought changes what those numbers mean, or much of anything other than that the kid’s got a beating heart. For now that will have to be enough, at least until they call tomorrow with (hopefully) more info.

As we were leaving the doctor’s, I told Meg it was the best Valentines heart ever.
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I don’t know why I’m writting here, since Meg’s the only one who can see it, but I need to get my thoughts down.

Follow-up appointment this morning. Tests came back this afternoon. There’s a chemical that’s supposed to be doubling every two days (I could grab one of the baby books and look it up, but the name’s not really important right now). Since Monday it’s gone up less than a third.

This is bad.

Now we’re faced with the very real chance that we’re losing this one. There’s another appointment tomorrow morning to do an ultrasound and probably some other tests (the details are a little fuzzy at the moment), but the optimism is at kind of a low point.

I don’t know who to talk to at this point. Meg had told a handful of her friends, but I really didn’t have anyone I was close enough to. We’re going to tell my family what happened, but depending on how things go tomorrow the first they hear of a potential grandchild could be that they’re not getting one yet. Still, it will be someone I can talk to who’s not diretly involved and can offer comfort/support. I hope.

Maybe I should write down things I want to ask tomorrow, if the news is bad. What do we do now? How long should we wait before trying again? Should we be doing anything differently?

And what if it’s not a miscarriage but something else wrong? How do we proceed then?

I feel powerless to help my wife, to help our child, to do anything really. It’s not a feeling I like.
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The good news: Meg’s definitely pregnant, and we’ve seen the sprog-to-be.

The bad news: We were in the ER at the time.

Meg was still hurting from Saturday (she hit a patch of ice on her bike and got a fair amount of road rash for her troubles), so she took a sick day today. By mid afternoon she was ready to get some rest, so she napped while I went to a movie (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). When I got out of the movie, I had a voice mail from her saying that there was bleeding and she was on her way to the ER.

I drove there as fast as safely possible, got lost in the parking lot, and eventually found my wife, who had already been there about an hour. What followed was about four hours of waiting (more for Meg, who had already been there about an hour). In between waiting sessions there were various tests, the last of which was an ultrasound that confirmed there was a baby, figured out it’s age (5 and a half weeks), and revealed nothing wrong. The bleeding was something fairly normal, although on their advice we’ll be following up with the OB later this week.

Not the ideal circumstances to get out first look at the future sprog, but we’re both just happy everything’s OK in there.
cwfilmbuff: (Meg)
This morning Meg took a pregnancy test, and it came back positive.

I'm going to be a father.

I feel like I should be nervous or terrified or something, after all there's this life coming into the world that we're going to be responsible for. (And by "we," the nervous-making part would be "I." I have no worries about Meg's parenting abilities.) But I'm just excited. I've been looking forward to this for a while now, and suddenly we have a likely date.

Of course, it's one pregnancy test, and we're not supposed to talk about it until the first trimester's over,* but I can't help myself from being excited about the impending sprog.

*Which is why most of you are reading this in the archives (hi friends and family from the future!); I'm not telling anyone other than Meg about this until we hit that magic three-month mark.

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