Kitty in Crib

I know I shouldn’t be happy with our cat in the crib, but it looks funny, and it made me smile.

Kitty in crib

Kitty in crib

No. I didn’t put her in there, she jumped in (and out) all on her own. And yes, I know that once the baby is born, we’re going to have to scold this kind of behavior.

Ultrasound, Round 2

Sharon had another doctor appointment yesterday, primarily to get an ultrasound. It was amazing to see the baby moving around, and how cramped it really is in there. At first, it wasn’t too hard to pick out features, but after a while, it got a bit harder. Things just kind of started blurring together. I’ve put up the six pictures we got. We don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, so feel free to speculate…

Link to the pictures.

Baby Heartbeat

Sharon had her latest doctor appointment on Tuesday. Pretty routine, Sharon answered some questions, then we got to hear the baby heartbeat! It was really neat to actually hear that.

What wasn’t so good, the appointment was at 8, but the doctor didn’t get in until 8:45. Does something seem wrong with that? Or is it just me?

Transparent Potty

As a father to be, this product proved to be a bit disturbing. More disturbing was the coversation I had with Sharon a bit after seeing this product.

What if we had clear toliets? You could actually see stuff going down the drain and disappearing forever. You could also see where clogs are, and it actually went further downhill after that. Talk of mirrors and TVs in the bathroom helped steer the coversation.

The First Ultrasound

Sharon had her second appointment with the doctor yesterday. To our surprise, they did an ultrasound. From that, the doctor figured that Sharon isn’t really at 9 weeks yet, and is a few days behind, making the due date look like 2/11/06. The doctor also said that the first kid is usually late, so we might be looking at a baby on Valentine’s day.

On the ultrasound, I picked out the head and umbilical cord.

Sharon’s First Doctor Visit

Sharon made her first trip to the doctor on Tuesday. Not very eventful, in Sharon’s words, she was “violated,” and sent on her way. The only news out of it was that she has a current due date of February 6, 2006. So she’s about 6 weeks along now.

We took a picture on Sunday, and are going to take more pictures to track Sharon’s progress. Look for more pictures and posts in the near future.

So soon?

It started simple enough.

Sharon’s period was always a little late and this time was no different. It was ‘supposed’ to start on May 31, but, as usual, was running late. We decided, jokingly, that if it had not started by June 10 we would get a pregnancy test. Sharon said she always wanted to try one of them things, and this would serve as a good practice run.

A very good practice run, indeed.

We found this 3-pack of tests at Target, and it was something like $10, so we figure, “Why not?” We’re going to be using them later anyway, so buying in bulk is good. We got home, and Sharon skillfully took the test. Normally, you are supposed to wait 3 minutes before looking for the lines, but they were showing up less than a minute later.

Sharon’s next response, “Umm… Honey, can you come here?”

This wasn’t how we expected it to happen. Shock took over as we both stared at those incessant red lines looking up at us, so smug in that pregnancy test. But was it right? Sharon couldn’t go to the bathroom again, so we waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally, an hour and half and a 32 oz bottle of water later, Sharon tried again. Another positive result. Now it’s starting to sink in. We are going to have a baby.

Still not completely satisfied, we went to Walgreens to find another test, figuring that getting another test of a different brand in a different store would somehow validate the previous two tests. But they were hideously expensive, so we went to the other Target in town. Being a different Target store would have to do. We got another test, the one with the little readout that says “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant.” That one was a bit more complicated to use, but Sharon’s test-taking skills proved no match for this test either. Again, you wait a few minutes to find out, but Sharon wasn’t even done washing her hands before it said she was pregnant.

The evidence was mounting. Three tests, three positives. We decided it was better to wait until morning to test again.

This morning, Sharon took the tests again. We had one of the first test yet to try, and one of the second test, so she did both. Both of them came back positive almost immediately. Now I’m thinking, Sharon’s still batting 1.000, it’s really true. We’re having a baby!

Of course, Sharon will be going to the doctor ASAP to find out “for sure.” After that, this post will be showing up online, and we’ll be keeping track of her progress on this. Keep checking back for more details!