Thursday, April 7, 2011

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

(Funny title, eh?)

At 20 weeks, Baby Edwards is officially the weight of a large orange and the length of a banana.

As of today, we are officially "over the hill"... 20 weeks and 1 day pregnant.

That means that everything from here on out is counting down to D day.

After the 20 week anatomy scan, the "surprises" level off. I can pretty much guarantee that women don't count down to the glucose test at their 24 week appointment... or hitting 32 weeks, when your appointments switch from monthly to every-other-week.

I am lucky though... in my infinite wisdom of prepping for the ultrasound, I was told to make sure the baby was cooperative and awake. I interpreted this to mean: eat lots of grapes, drink a big orange juice, eat a mini Hershey's bar, and wash it down with a Diet Coke. Well, Baby Tad was definitely awake. More awake than he should be! They weren't able to get all the measurements of his brain and heart because of his squirminess, so I'll be heading back for one more ultrasound on April 20th.

This week I would say is the 1st time I have felt pregnant. I think that the ability to feel something moving inside me is starting to crystallize that this is all real. Does it make me a bad mother-to-be that it creeps me out to feel something moving?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boy oh Boy

Those Old Wives' Tales are apparently correct!

There's no doubt there's some boy bites in there.

Monday, April 4, 2011

OW... M?

Well, I tested the garlic old wives tale.

Mostly by virtue of going to Carmine's for a business dinner this evening.

You know there's a lot of garlic in your food when the ladies restroom has a mouthwash dispenser.

That "onion" I thought I saw in the penne a la vodka and gobbled up? Yea, that was a whole clove of garlic.

So Shawn would like to confirm to you that the results of the garlic test match those of the turkey taco test.

No garlic coming out my pores. Just... once again... my good friend Tums.


We put a poll in the right sidebar for gender. Right now the "boy" guesses are in the lead. 36 hours and we'll know for sure! Coming after that will be photos and name announcement!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

She don't want no minivan

Well as we get ready for the big arrival we are starting to look at another vehicle more suitable to baby hauling duties.  I am of the belief that the minivan could well be the perfect vehicle for said duties - lots of room, rides great and good gas mileage.  My amazing wife STRONGLY disagrees and since she is going to be the one driving it I think it only fair that she gets to pick the vehicle.  The leader right now is the Ford Edge.  We test drove one over the weekend - very nice - lots of room (not as much as minivan) and it drives great.  We are couple of months away from doing anything but we are moving in Susann's direction.