Friday, November 10, 2006

It's a girl!

Well, the doctor's appointment was cancelled, but the sonogram went just fine.

And the results...we are going to have a beautiful baby girl!

We've got some fun pictures!
This one is of the baby's head (you can see the lens of the right eye pretty clearly):
In this picture, the cursor arrow is pointing to the baby's labia, which helped our sonographer to determine that the baby is a girl:
Here's a link for information about determining the baby's sex:

Here's a 3D image where you can see the baby's face and arms very clearly:
Here's another 3D image:
Here's another 3D image that focuses in on the baby's brain:
She's a happy baby!
What will the Jayhawks be seeded in the NCAA tournament this year?
We are very blessed to have a healthy baby so far!
Now, what should we name her?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Good Report from Dr. Lowden

We had our first appointment with our OB/GYN doctor today - her name is Dr. Lowden. She checked the baby's heartrate, and it was a healthy 162 beats per minute.

In just 3 weeks and 1 day (Nov. 10th), we'll have another appointment, along with a sonogram to determine the sex of the baby! Rockin!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Long time, no post!

Sorry it's been so long since the last post...busyness prevails!

It's been a month since the last post, and since then, we've only had 1 appointment with the OB/GYN doctor (actually, we saw the Physician's Assistant, but she was very helpful and nice). We got to hear the baby's heartbeat, and everything seems to be doing just fine.

We were supposed to have another appointment last Thursday, but our doctor got called to the hospital for an emergency, so we're rescheduled for this Thursday. In about 4 weeks (November 10th), we should have another appointment and learn the sex of the baby!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Lookin' good!

Today was our FINAL appointment with Dr. Grainger, who is our fertility specialist - he's been great. He wanted to see us one more time before we could be released to Theresa's normal OB/GYN doctor. We definitely have a healthy baby that is all of 1.5 inches long, with a heart rate of 160. Awesome! We even got to see the baby move a bit before he/she got tired and went back to "sleep". In this photo, you can definitely see that the brain and spine have formed, among other things.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

One Instead Of Two

We had our second sonogram today, and we had some good news and some bad news.
The first baby is doing great, but the second baby is no longer with us.
This is called "vanishing twin syndrome".

The Mayo Clinic's Complete Book Of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year gives this explanation:
When an ultrasound exam is used in the first trimester of pregnancy, twins can be diagnosed as early as six or seven weeks past your last menstrual period. However, succeeding exams sometimes reveal that one of the twins has died and virtually disappeared. This phenomenon is sometimes called the vanishing twin syndrome. Up to one-half of all pregnancies that begin as twins result in a single fetus that is carried to term.
The cause of vanishing twin syndrome is unclear, but there might have been a problem with the genetic material or early development of the fetus...However, vanishing twin syndrome appears to be a spontaneous event, and there is no evidence to indicate that the mother has any control of this outcome.

This explanation pretty much fits us to a tea.
Theresa is doing just fine, and we still have one slightly larger bundle of joy to be SO thankful for.
The journey continues...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


The big news: Theresa is pregnant, with twins!
Crazy, but what a blessing - I mean multiple blessings!
Our lives will never be the same!
Theresa is only about 6 weeks along, so that puts the due date somewhere around April 15th, 2007.
Here's a sonogram picture from our doctor appointment yesterday.
As you can see from the picture, there are 2 sacs, so the babies are fraternal twins.
If you look closely, you can a little guy (or gal) at the upper portion of the left sac.
You can see the other one on the far right side of the right sac.
Stay tuned for further developments!!!

Let's get it started

Well, this is our jump into the portal known as the blogosphere.
Hopefully this will be a great place to catch up with what we're doing.
Here's a picture to get us started: