Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our Family is Growing!

After a long period of silence on the blog, it's only appropriate to resurrect it with some big news: Michael and I will become Dad and Mom on or about January 4th, 2010!

Here is the first picture of the baby with some key features identified (click to enlarge):

The picture in the upper left shows a nice profile of the face, and in the lower left picture the face is being partially obscured by a little arm.

I'm now 15 weeks into the pregnancy (25 more to go...) and am really happy to finally be in the second trimester. The first three months passed in a bit of a haze that seemed to last forever - I was feeling sick almost every day, no appetite, and so tired that simple activities such as taking a shower left me so exhausted that I needed a nap. Lately though, I've been getting my energy back (thanks, placenta!) and it feels great to be able to do a little exercise and play mario kart without feeling dizzy.

We're well into the baby names discusssion (currently on the table if it's a boy are Luca, Oscar, and Andreas and if it's a girl Hazel, Raphaella, and Zoe - but these are subject to almost daily change), and the pregnancy is starting to feel "real" enough that we've also started browsing the catalogues of the local baby stores - a truly intimidating experience (there are more models of strollers than cars!).

So now that I have something to talk about, I'll try to do more blogging. Up-and-coming topics to include: the joy of heartburn, the joy of elastic waistbands and of course, the joy of hotdogs.


Melissa said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!

Susan Williamson said...

This is just the coolest post ever. I had ultrasound 28 years ago when I was expecting my daughter but I wasn't allowed to see the results. This is the first time I've seen them in any kind of detail, so thank you for that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane,
You are right about the strollers, in fact the McDonald's commercial points out that lots cost more than the parents' car.
Are you seeking opinions regarding name selection? Your mom and I agreed that Raphaella could be shortened to Ella which makes us both happy. I also love Zoe. If it's a boy, Luca would be my choice of the three present possibilities. What an exciting and special time this is! Enjoy every minute!
Tante Helene

dani dee said...

I love you guys! keep the posts coming!

kale6291 said...

Congratulations Jane!!!!