Monday, August 31, 2009

Picture catchup

On Saturday Sarah and I went out to celebrate Shawn's birthday. We missed out on the Cupcakery afterward because I was exhausted and more importantly, so was Sarah. But it was fun to get out and see some of the gang.
I don't think Shawn was quite ready for this picture.I can't believe how big Cambria is getting. She was very funny waving to everyone at the restaurant.
Last week Angel and family came into town. It is always great seeing them. I was happy that California Adventure let me in without a ticket so I could have dinner with everyone on Monday night.
Here's the traditional Disney pose where they interpose Tinkerbell on everyone's hands. Seems like Tinkerbell couldn't make it this time.

Week 7 and Confused

Here are pictures of Baby A and Baby B. Both are healthy (with strong heartbeats), but the doctor switched the letters on us today. Last week Baby A was on the right. This week Baby A was on the left and Baby B is on the right. I'm guessing the lettering system is arbitrary.
Anyway, I'm getting more excited than nervous, which is good. Looking forward to meeting these two.
Baby BBaby A

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sarah's SiblingS!!!!!

We had our second ultrasound this morning, and everything went really well. Not only did we see a strong heartbeat, but we saw TWO! It looks like Sarah will be big sister to two siblings. (Hopefully...crossing my fingers). It looks like we are at about 6 weeks now, which mean the embryos are about the size of lentil beans.
Here's a picture of Baby A as the doctor labeled the embryoHere's a picture of Baby BAnd here's a group shot of Baby B (on the left) and Baby A

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Depeche Mode

My friends Dave and Ben had a last minute cancellation to the Depeche Mode concert last night at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a very good concert, and I was very happy to get the ticket. Our seats were good in that they were dead center. We were a little far back, so I wish I would have brought a camera other than what was built into my phone (which is horrible), but oh well.
Anyway, like I said, the concert was very good. They played a good mix of new and classic DM.

Here's three pictures from the concert, which are pretty useless since the phone-camera is so bad. It's what I got though.
We took the shuttle over from the LA Zoo. It worked pretty well, because we didn't have to drive ourselves through the horrible traffic. Here's Dave and Ben looking at I do not know what.

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Ultrasound

We had our first ultrasound today for Sarah's sibling. Although it is still not definitive, only one yolk sac was visible, which suggests just one sibling....phew!Okay, I'm off to Depeche Mode!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Belly Eating

Sherri was working this weekend, so I took care of Sarah. Pretty much I just followed Sherri's example and everything was good. I even stole Sherri's "I'm eating your belly" and a good time was had by all.Here's a long video of me eating my daughter's belly. It's about a minute and a half. But I know Sherri will want to see it, so I've posted it here.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Yesterday Sarah had cereal for the first time. She ate about half of it. (Better than today when she knocked over her bowl).
In other news, Sherri had more bloodwork today. Everything is moving along well - HCG 1146 and Progesterone 45.
On Monday we will have our first Ultrasound! I always liked those with Sarah because it reassured me everything was okay.

Here's Sarah's first non-liquid (but really still liquid) meal:

Happy Belated!

Just realized that we didn't post a 5 month picture. Sarah turned 5 months on August 3rd. I think the rest of the milestones are listed in previous posts. (Her tooth is getting so big!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Updates and new pics

I had another blood test today and HCG levels are 555. I go back on Friday for another draw.. Yipee??? I had today off and got to spend it with Sarah which was great! We ran some errands, met my sister for lunch, played... I wish all days could be like this one (although less errands would be nice)
Here are a few shots taken during the past few days.
Sarah being cute in her crib

I can't believe how big Sarah is now. She used to only take up half the crib when laid down widthwise and now she is too long!

I thinks she has gotten used to posing for the camera

She loves playing with (and eating) her toes.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Sarah is getting her first tooth. This little nub of a tooth (just below the fingertip on the left side of the photo) began coming in on Saturday. She's been a little bit cranky and has changed up her eating and drinking schedule a bit but so far it has not been too bad.

I had more blood drawn today and HCG levels were 267, just where they should be. I go in for another blood draw on Wednesday and expect the levels to be in the 400 range. Once the levels reach 1000 they will schedule our first ultrasound.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Testing the Webcam!

I'm not sure about this thing, but let's try one.


So it's official.. Sarah has a sibling on the way! (It's too early to know for sure if it's one or more, but I think it's only one) HCG levels were 137. I go back for more blood work on Monday and then will have our first ultrasound about a week later (I think). We will be keeeping track of everything on the blog, but are keeping the pregnancy news off of facebook for now.

We finally set up Sarah's high chair the other day. She's not eating solids yet, but since she likes to sit we thought she might enjoy sitting with us at the table etc. Here's a pic of her trying it out. Instead of food she's licking her "lollipop", a silver rattle that she got as a gift and loves to lick. :)