Thursday, October 16, 2008
BOUNCING BABY (BOY?)
So here we are again. Baby No. 2 is on the way. By the ticker to the right here, you'll see that we're expecting somewhere in mid-April. Our O.B. -- Dr. Joie Russo -- predicted April 12, but that will likely change a few times before baby shows up.
This time has been a bit different. We know what to expect and are understandably less paranoid about every little thing. This week marked the start of Wendy's second trimester (where did the time go???) and, thankfully, Wendy's finally starting to feel better. She endured about eight straight weeks of 24/7 nausea and general pregnancy-induced malaise.
But new baby is doing great (see above pic), bouncing up a storm in his mama's belly. During this 13-week ultrasound, we got quite a treat. At one point, he "jumped" from one side of his sac to the other. It was an amazing, athletic move that left us laughing and, once again, amazed at how the Lord builds babies. Today, a little fetal leap. Tomorrow -- because that's how it will seem -- a pair of squishy baby thighs, diapers and gummy smiles. Wow.
(NOTE: The word "his" was a deliberate and shameless attempt by baby's daddy at the Jedi mind trick. In fairness, this ultrasound session didn't yield any conclusive evidence one way or the other on baby's gender. Dr. Bradley, our perinatologist, gave us an admitted poor estimate of 60% that we're having a girl.)
Stay tuned for more updates!