Trials & Tribulations; One Man's Journey to Get a Seat Aboard That Train!

Week 14

By Paul at 12:43 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We are well into the second trimester now. Mira is feeling well has some uncomfortable days now and then, but mainly she stays active with cooking and doing things around the house. She is getting used to all the blood tests she has to have done, she is/was very afraid of needles, but now is not as afraid as she used to be while living in India. While there all her needles went into her bum, (other than for blood tests). So she was terrified of being able to see the needle before going into your arm. The nurse told her there are MANY more tests to happen in the coming months HAHA. Poor Mira..

“About now, the fetus can grasp, squint, frown, and grimace. It may even be able to suck its thumb. Researchers believe these and other movements probably correspond to the development of impulses in the brain.” Read more here.

Posts in March should be more exciting we have our ultrasound appointment set for the 9th.  We are looking forward to “seeing” our baby now *smile*.

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Week 13 The Second Trimester!!

By Paul at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

w00t!! Second Trimester and that little one is growing fast..  Grew a whole inch in the last week.  Mira is doing great, showing a baby bump and all (she’s too shy for a picture to be posted) she sleeps well and doesn’t seem to be having those sick days as before, although she does “feel” like she will puke she hasn’t for quite a few days now.

“The fetus is now nearly 3 inches / 7 to 8 centimetres long from crown to rump and weighs nearly an ounce / 23 grams — about half a banana. Its unique fingerprints are already in place. And when you poke your stomach gently and she feels it, your baby will start rooting — that is, act as if she’s searching for a nipple.” More here.

All is well, we are looking forward to the Ultrasound appointment set for March 9th, should be exciting.

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Week 12!!

By Paul at 12:28 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wow nothing too exciting to post other than First Trimester done and we are on the Second Trimester now.  Mira has had to go do more blood tests, ultrasound is setup for the first half of March.  Gyno says everything looks good.  I will post any news as it comes though.  We are more and more excited as eacg day goes by.

“Your baby’s face is beginning to look more human, even though she is only about 2 inches/5.5cms long from her crown to her rump and weighs slightly less than half an ounce/ 14 grams.” Please read more here or here.

Second Trimester here we come!!!

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My Babies Heart Beat!!

By Paul at 5:50 pm on Monday, February 8, 2010

I heard my babies heart beat today at the gyno’s.. 

She used some hand held doppler device on my wifes tummy and we heard the swooshing heart beat for the first time today.

“Your baby is now fully formed, from toothbuds to toenails and measures about the length of your thumb.” Read more here.

I didn’t have a recording device with me to show you all, but I did find what a babies heart beat sounds like at 11 weeks here.

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Week 11 & Counting!!!

By Paul at 2:07 pm on Saturday, February 6, 2010

Well nothing too exciting to report for this week.  Except maybe that Mira is starting to show more of a baby bump now.

She has continued experiencing the dreaded “Morning Sickness”,  which I still don’t understand why they call “Morning Sickness”.  Mira has cravings for all kinds of foods now too,  McD’s fries and Cheesburgers is one of them.

“Measuring from the crown of his head to his rump, your 1.5-inch/ 4-centimetre fetus has all his parts, from tooth buds to toenails. Your baby is busy kicking and stretching; his movements are so fluid they look like water ballet. Fingers and toes have fully separated.” Please read more here or here.

We have an appointment with the Gyno on Monday the 8th,  I will post what we find out then in the next weeks update. I look forward to getting an ultra sound setup soon. wOOt!!


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