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Baby Stuff

First Sonogram

February 6th, 2006 by Jeff | 2 Core Dumps

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Sorry I didn’t have anything up earlier this morning. I wrote today’s GPF News post all the way back on Friday with the intention of also writing a blog post here that would eventually go live this morning (or yesterday night) in concert with the News post. Ah, the best laid plans of Moose and Min….

Anyhoo, here’s a quick picture of our first sonogram (ultrasound, whatever you want to call it). This was taken back on January 24, when the baby was about eight weeks old. (You can see this in the light gray box in the lower left corner; you’ll also that the baby was 1.95 cm long at that point.) This was our first official doctor’s visit of the pregnancy. There was some confusion about how far along the baby really was; our estimates didn’t match the OB nurse’s estimate, and neither of those matched the doctor’s official word. So while we went in hoping to hear the baby’s heartbeat, it was far too early to do so. However, we were able to see the heartbeat in the ultrasound, which was both exciting and bizarre. We have a second picture that I’ve also scanned and shared with friends and family, but it’s much less clear. The left “bulb” on the “fuzzy peanut” is the baby’s head, the second “bulb” is its body, and the weird little circle after that is the yolk sac (like in a chicken egg) that eventually disappears when the placenta is formed.

At this point, we have no idea what sex the child is. While we have some baby names in mind, those are a closely guarded secret that not even our family knows yet. I’ve placed one of those Baby Gaga pregnancy tickers on the main index, because I’m now a proud, obnoxious expectant parent and because I can.

Sorry there isn’t much to this post. I promise more will come. Right now, I’ve got a bunch of day job work to do, as well as comics to work on. Hopefully I’ll have something more detailed by the end of the week.

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