Friday, August 28, 2009

week 23!

we're at week 23 now, and the baby is starting to get a room! we spent last weekend reorganizing and moving furniture around. this weekend we're doing some baby furniture shopping, and it's all getting more and more real.

Monday, August 24, 2009


so i'm pretty sure that at this point last week, i had visible ankle bones. just sayin'.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

week 22!

ok - there's definitely a baby in there. she really loves dairy, and will punch me in the guts very vigorously after my 3pm yogurt. alex can generally feel her once a day or so, and he's been telling her stories and recapping top chef for her, so she'll be totally prepared to enter our lives once she's born.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Picture Time

I'm going to present these without commentary, except for two points:

1) The bottom pictures are 4D (yup, four dimensions. This baby is a TIME BABY) representations of her face.

2) That is her foot next to her head. No, we don't know how she did that, either, but we're pretty sure she's going to be a gymnast. Or a magician.

You can click the pics for a larger view...

week 21!

we are officially past the halfway mark, and had two doctors appointments this week. the first was a standard ob appointment, where we go to hear the baby's heartbeat, and chat with our delightful babydoc. on tuesday morning, we went for our second ultrasound - a full anatomic scan. while the technician was measuring bones and orbits and whatnot, we were enraptured by the baby-ness of our baby. so much so that i nearly squeezed alex's hand clean off.
the big news, besides everything being fine, is that we are officially having a girl, and baby z is no longer an "it". she's now a "she". weird! she's kicking at least a little bit every day, and never stopped moving on the ultrasound.
baby baby baby!

Monday, August 10, 2009

baby z just got her first built in friend!

congratulations to our friends and neighbors, the lawrences, who just welcomed their new baby girl into the world. she'll be baby z's best friend or else.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Get A Kick Out of You

For the past few days, Marni has actually been feeling the baby move around in her stomach (I know, I know, it's not really the stomach -- it's the stork's pouch), but until tonight, I hadn't been able to feel it.

Tonight, I actually felt the baby kick.

I think that's supposed to be kind of a big life moment or something, and let me tell you... It was, actually, pretty spectacular.

It's a little weird to think, if Marni had a tapeworm, or if she swallowed half a bookshelf, and I could feel it sticking out of her tummy, that wouldn't be a cause for celebration. But this definitely is. I can't wait to meet the baby in earnest, and let him/her kick me in person.

Side note: Since Marni can only occasionally feel the baby moving around, the current theory is that s/he likes food, boats, and Top Chef Masters (technically, a subset of food).

Friday, August 7, 2009

week 20!

i can definitely feel the baby moving around in there now - totally different from the bubbles i was feeling a few weeks ago. this basically feels like someone poking me from the inside, which makes more sense. i'm still very sleepy, and last night i had a wicked craving for potato salad. mayo deficient?