Wednesday, August 8, 2012

20 Down, 20 To Go!

It's hard to believe, but as of Sunday, we are halfway through our first pregnancy!  I haven't decided yet how freaked out to be about that.  In any case, here's what that looks like from the outside:

Or, at least, as of last Wednesday night.  Which is apropos, because that same morning, we got to take a picture of Baby on the inside:

Baby's noggin, which I'm sure is enormous.

Pretty cool! I had been feeling Baby moving around for about 2 weeks already, but Baby still isn't big enough to feel movement from the outside.  So, it was pretty cool for Kevin, especially, to see Baby moving around on the screen.  I think it made it more real for him.  Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I've said that I thought it was so weird that there was a little creature growing inside of me, and Kevin would respond with, "I think it's cool!" or "I think it's awesome!"  It's not that I don't think those things, but I also think it's pretty weird.  I also understand that millions of women grow little creatures inside of them every year, so it's not uncommon, but when you spend the first 33 years of your life not having a being inside of you, it's something you kind of marvel at.  But, after seeing Baby on the screen, I think it made Kevin really realize that THERE IS A LITTLE PERSON INSIDE OF TRACIE, because afterwards he said, "That is kind of weird."

For inquiring minds who don't already know, we're not finding out the sex.  We both really like surprises, and figure there aren't many really good surprises in life, so let's take advantage of this one.  We understand that is causing many of our friends and family much consternation, as they aren't able to buy adorable pink/princess or blue/baseball stuff for Baby.  I appreciate your frustration, but I just encourage you to be creative in your gift-buying. :-)  In any case, Baby will be born around Christmas, so there's all sorts of opportunity for holiday adorableness.  :-)


  1. I don't care about pink or blue. I'm just super excited to finally be able to buy nerdy baby gifts since none of the parents of my nieces and nephews would either understand or dress their children in such things.

    1. yeah I already have been on the lookout for starwars stuff after I saw your tweet about that awesome nursery! I'm trying to see if they have element onesies (i.e. when baby is small he gets to wear Hydrogen, and when they're really big they graduate to the Uranium onesie)

    2. We could even stretch it out a little more and transition to t-shirts when the kid gets a little bigger. Don't know how long it will take us to get through the periodic table, but there's no reason for us to put our like, 7-year-old in a onesie.

      Would we do all those weird later elements with the really long names, too?

  2. I hear you. I felt that way about Daphne, too, although I ended up just getting her cutesy stuff, anyway. We're working on the registry, and I just put some geeky stuff on it! Any other geeky stuff is welcome, too! I've always loved the baby stuff at Trohv.

  3. You're looking great lady! I hope you and Baby are both healthy & feeling well. :)

  4. I'm feeling pretty good! I don't feel sick anymore, but I'm still a little bit more of a picky eater than I used to be. I get wicked heartburn sometimes, coincidentally, only on work days. Hmmm...

    I've also been feeling a little stiff and weaker than usual, so I'm going to start a prenatal yoga video in the next couple of days to hopefully reinvigorate myself. :) Thanks for asking!

  5. The girl I carpool with has waited both times to be surprised and I think it's fun! Then we find out the gender and name as part of the announcement. Lots of cute nerdy stuff on ThinkGeek ... for the programmer in Kevin there is :) Glad you are feeling better these days!

  6. Haha...I totally get that (of course I do!) One of my friends called her daughter a little alien for those 9 months. =)

    P.S. You look great!


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