Archive for tag: expecting

Isn’t he cute?

We had the 20-week anatomy scan yesterday afternoon, after which Amber posted this picture on Facebook:

me and baby

Her comment for the picture was “My BOYs :)” which caused slight confusion among a  few friends who thought that it meant we were having twins.  Nope, Amber just has the two of us, me and Baby X, who’s name is still to be determined.  Given our IVF protocol, it would’ve taken a minor miracle for us to be having twins.  But even if that minor miracle happened, unless Baby X’s twin is the best hide-and -seek player ever – and we are talking Olympic hide and seek caliber here – the scans we’ve had make it pretty well definitive that there is no twin.

It really is amazing what technology can do now, although I wonder if it doesn’t bring a little extra fear into our lives sometimes.  As this scan approached, I was pretty optimistic that everything would be fine, but during the scan I did have some moments of fear that the technician would find something.  I found myself occasionally watching her face for tells, which my poker friends will probably tell you is a waste of time for me to do.  I also left with a little neck strain.  I’m not sure if that was because of stress or the position of the monitor on the wall.

In any case, things are still looking really good and we are over the halfway point on the path to our little one’s arrival.  It was a happy day.

In case you are curious, it is also definitive that we are having a boy.  We had a test done earlier (for reasons other than determining gender) that definitively revealed that, but we also got clear photographic evidence yesterday.  For the record, I won’t be posting that particular picture.


Amber and I went to Babies R Us Friday night to do some browsing.  I’m pretty ignorant of the stuff that we are going to need to get for our new little one, but I’m ramping up.  This is still a mystery, though the marketing caught my eye:

Not sure what this is...

Guess I’ve got some more research to do…

Weeks 10 and 11

Okay, I’m a little behind on this but here are pictures for weeks 10 and 11.


Week nine



It’s official

So I have to admit, I underestimated my (approximately six) readers.  I thought that if I posted a random picture of a lima bean, no one would really think anything about it.  Or if they did, that it would be something like, “huh, that’s a strange picture.  Well, he’s kind of a strange guy sometimes, so that makes sense.”

I figured it would be a couple more weeks and more posts of pictures of legumes or fruit before anyone would really start to question what it was all about.  As it turns out, you are more perceptive than I gave you credit for.  Our friend Kathy correctly deduced less than 24 hours after my post the true meaning behind the picture: Amber is pregnant.

It’s probably earlier than most people usually reveal such news – next week is actually just week eight - but we’re very happy and I just can’t help myself.  We had an ultrasound earlier this week and got to see the heartbeat.  Pretty cool, huh?  Life really is amazing.

Our doctor actually called her our little lima bean, but I guess I jumped the gun a little on the picture for week eight.  Here’s a better approximation of week seven.


No, we really don’t know that she’s a she.  Maybe he’s a he.  I think she’s a she, though.