On Tuesday we went to the doctor's office for our first ultrasound.
The doctor listened to the hummingbird-like heartbeat (160bpm), which we could also hear (now I know firsthand there is a real baby in there). After that he did the ultrasound, we could see the little creature all curled up inside a bubble. The baby measured 5.76cm. Since Liese's womb is not furnished with a pillow he was just relaxing with his arm up around the back of his head. We were pretty sure about it before, but now we've seen it with our own eyes.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I'm a total airhead lately. I keep forgetting things that I'm supposed to do at work, like not connecting the contrast to a patients IV and just squirting it all over the floor instead of into the patient. Rookie mistake. Here's my most embarassing momnesia episode (so far)... I had just gotten home from work and decided to mow the lawn, so I went upstairs to change my clothes. After disrobing, I got into bed and layed there for a minute. I thought to myself, "Self, why are you in bed...when it's still light outside...and Craig's not here?" Oh it was just because I forgot that I was changing my clothes, not getting ready for bed. I felt pretty stupid...but now I think it's kind of funny :)
It's probably time to figure out some things I'm going to need to be able to do when I'm a mom to a real baby (as opposed to an incubator to a plum). So I spent the day with mom while Craig was on duty at the fire department, and I learned some things. I decided I need to learn how to make honey oatmeal bread, because it's delicious, and healthy, and I used to love toasting it for breakfast when I was little. Mom is so fancy at making bread that we even ground whole grains for it...it was fun! Here's a picture of the final product:
Mom also taught me how to make a baby quilt (it was an activity that they did through church). We picked out the cutest fabrics and cut them up and viola! Look at how cute (this is for one of my favorite friends, Angela, who is due in July <3):
She taught me how to crochet baby afghans a few years ago and I'm getting pretty good at that. I needed to learn these things because moms make bread and they're crafty too! So...I'm a little more prepared than I was yesterday...I just wonder if I could do these things by myself...
Craig and I decided that we need to be able to take good pictures before our baby is born. So we bought a fancy camera a few months ago (nikon d7000) and have been trying to figure out how to use it ever since. We have a couple different lenses (Craig got me our first prime lens for Mother's Day).We've taken a billion pictures so far...and some of them came out pretty good. It's fun to learn something new together <3
Here are some of our favorites: