The Greatest Creation of My Life | Week 7

Yesterday, we went to the baby-doc for the second time. We heard our baby’s heartbeat for the first time! A strong audibe heartbeat greatly reduces the chances of miscarriage, so Tina and I are very happy and excited. We also got a very clear picture of the baby up close, and it’s no longer a black and white blob – it actually slightly resembles a very tiny baby! The reality has set in and we’re starting to merge into a pregnancy routine this week. We’re eating much healthier meals and Tina is fighting constant nausea. All of the typical signs of pregnancy have shown up, but Tina is handling it amazingly well. Man, I love that girl!

So now it’s happy times for us! We’re a lot less worried and apprehensive of the next doctor visit which will be a month from now. Next time they’ll do genetic testing and another ultrasound. Then the real fun of pregnancy will begin ­čÖé But I am excited!

Baby has a nice strong heartbeat!
Baby has a nice strong heartbeat!

The Greatest Creation of My Life | Week 6

It’s been an exciting and emotional week for Tina and I. We’re privately celebrating but being┬ácautiously┬áoptimistic since it is so early. We visited the baby-doc on Tuesday for an initial pregnancy screening and everything looks good so far. We got our first picture from an ultrasound. It doesn’t show much but it’s proof that something’s there! The doc prescribed some shockingly-expensive prenatal vitamins and instructed us to return next week for a checkup.

After the doctor’s visit, we went to the library and checked out every book on the subject we could find. We’ve got some reading to do. My choice – “Pregnancy for Dad’s for Dummies”. I’m no dummy, but this book does have some great information.

Keep your fingers crossed, next week our baby should have an audible heartbeat!

Our first look at our baby
Our first look at our baby