July 28, 2003


As this is Lisa's first day of her second trimester, I thought it would be an appropriate day to formally blog-announce our forthcoming "publication" - title yet to be determined, due on February 1st, 2004.

The image below was taken of our baby during the eighth week, which is when we first saw his/her heartbeat.

We don't know the sex of the baby yet, and are not planning on deliberately finding out. I have heard of people not watching their sonograms and ultrasounds to prevent finding out, which seems a bit extreme to me. I don't need to be surprised *that* badly, and I would hate to miss out on watching the baby develop just in fear of noticing the sex of the baby.

Lisa is doing well, and handled the first months of morning (actually for her, afternoon) sickness and exhaustion like a champ. Thankfully, those days are receding, and her energy levels are bouncing back. We're both completely thrilled about the pregnancy, with the normal fears and trepidations mixing themselves in as appropriate. Fortunately, we have a great support system of friends (some who are also pregnant), family (this is the first grandchild for both sets of parents), and colleagues.

We have another appointment this week, so hopefully I will have an updated picture of the baby to post...

Posted by Jason at July 28, 2003 11:19 AM | TrackBack

There must be a lot of anticipation leading up to these appointments: hard to think of another scenario in which seeing the doctor is a thrill! Looking forward to the new images. Congrats again to the both of you!

Posted by: kari at July 28, 2003 11:57 AM | Permalink to Comment

Thanks Kari :)

Posted by: Jason at July 28, 2003 1:17 PM | Permalink to Comment

beautiful. and wonderful. and magical.

my love and good groovy thoughts to you three.

Posted by: dms at July 29, 2003 5:28 AM | Permalink to Comment

Thanks David :)

Posted by: Jason at July 29, 2003 9:38 AM | Permalink to Comment

Pretty amazing, huh? I remember it being kind of disorienting, too, looking at that little baby in its waterworld (no relation to Kevin Costner's _Waterworld_). Hard to tell what's what.

BTW, is that a banana in your baby's pocket or just an umbilical cord?

Posted by: mike at July 30, 2003 7:45 AM | Permalink to Comment

Thanks for the well-wishes Kari, David, and Mike! Jason does a pretty good job of describing how it went... but the *real* award for the first trimester goes to Jason who's dealing with the sudden change very well... new job, hormonally wacky wife, and all.

Posted by: Lisa at July 31, 2003 12:42 PM | Permalink to Comment
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