19 February 2008

Dancing Baby

We went to the doctor today. We were very impressed with the doctor, she seemed to know what she was doing and we feel good about the whole thing. She did an ultrasound and we got to see the baby. He was moving so much! It looked like she was dancing and we could see the heart beating too. The doctor measured the baby and he was 3.2 centimeters long. It was nice to actually talk to the doctor and to see the baby. It makes it seem more real. The doctor also told me that I am 10 weeks and 1 day so far, which would make the due date September 15.
I looked online to see what was going on the with the baby this week. Right now he weighs about 4 grams, has toes and ears and an upper lip. Most importantly the tail is now gone.
We didn't get any pictures printed out from the ultrasound, we will try to get some next time.

17 February 2008

10 Weeks

I am going to the doctor this week. The doctors here almost always do an ultrasound, so hopefully by the end of the week we will have some pictures of Baby Hampton.
The morning (afternoon, evening and night) sickness seems to be getting better. For the past two days I have felt somewhat normal. As long as I have plenty to eat I feel fine. I am hoping that it is all finished.

There is (well, maybe there is) a little bitty baby bump. At least I think there is, but maybe I'm just getting excited about all the new clothes that I got from America. We have a volunteer in our city and she brought me some maternity clothes. I now have a pair of jeans and a few shirts. In the picture I am wearing one of my new shirts, I'm going to try to take a picture in it each week.
I mentioned in the last post that Roger was buying a Play Station 2. I am working on my Guitar Hero skills and hoping that Baby Hampton will be a Rock Star.

08 February 2008

9 Weeks

I still haven't been to the doctor, but I think this is about nine weeks. I decided to take a belly picture, but I don't think there's anything there yet.

I did a self-portrait because Roger isn't home right now. He mentioned something about the baby needing toys and went off to buy a Play Station.
So, with several months to go our baby's only possession is a video game system. We're going to be great parents!
Actually, today I went to the baby store. I guess it's sort of like...hmm, no idea what I could compare it to. It was a store with baby stuff, some of it was outlet stuff (Gap and Old Navy) and some of it was just regular baby stuff. They have everything in this one, little, crowded store. It was overwhelming, so I didn't actually buy anything. They have strollers, but they are expensive because people usually carry their kids around like this until they are about 12 years old:

I think we will be buying a stroller.