Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The First Look at Baby Lahman

That's right! We got our first glimpse of Baby Lahman today at the doctor's appointment. Everything went really well, other than the fact that I had to pee the entire time because some receptionist told me to drink lots of water before the I did. I was told that this would cause the bladder to expose the uterus more. (Sidenote: apparently this is not true. If any of you become pregnant, it is not necessary. A full bladder does not enhance the baby viewing simply makes you uncomfortable through the exam.)

Anyway, the doctor was very nice, and Ben and I both liked him. He was very patient with us, and answered all our questions, including my husband's crusade against Tylenol PM. He took alot of measurements and said many things to the nurse practitioner that I did not understand, but said everything looks normal and very good. He pushed the due date back to February 13th. This is what we saw:

I know to anyone else, this is not extremely exciting. Baby Lahman is that teeny whitish peanut shape that and is about 6 mm in size. And at the bottom of that peanut shape, by the two black indentations is a teeny flicker that is the heartbeat. Baby Lahman is alive and kicking. :)

The next appointment is July 23rd. Before then I have to go into the hospital for bloodwork.

To end this entry, I will share the first two baby gifts that Baby Lahman has received. The book is from my mother, who insists on being called Nonnie, as Nana has been long claimed. (For those "Fri.ends" freaks out there, this is the book that Joey read out loud at Emma's first birthday...Again, it all comes back to "Frie.nds.") The little socks are from Kelly, and were mentioned in the previous post.

And in this picture, are the first two things that Ben and I have bought for the baby. Both coming from The Ma.rine Mam.mal Center, the book is about, the wayward sea lion (who is discovered to have a hidden gunshot wound...I think Ben just wants to teach Baby Lahman about guns as soon as possible), and the bib says "Waddle I Eat Today?" :)

On my list of things to do:
1. Go to hospital for bloodwork
2. Buy previously mentioned mats and rug
3. Continue to look at adorable baby things and pester my mother for puffcorn.


The Grady Chronicles said...

I was reading your blog and we are also due in February- not until the end though. Our first appointment is Tuesday and I am really nervous.

The Grady Chronicles said...

Thanks for your comment! It is comforting to know that there are other people out there going through the same emotions and motions that we are.