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Monday, February 20, 2006


  • October 21st, 2005 - We find out we are pregnant!
  • December 2nd, 2005 - First Doctor's Appointment
  • December 16th, 2005 - Our First Ultrasound
  • December 30th, 2005 - Second Doctor's Appointment
  • January 21st, 2006 - Kelly feels the baby move for the first time!
  • January 26th, 2006 - Third Doctor's Appointment
  • February 7th, 2006 - Emil feels the baby move for the first time!
  • February 10th, 2006 - Second Ultrasound
  • March 10th, 2006 - Fourth Doctor's Appointment
  • April 6th, 2006 - Glucose Test
  • April 21st, 2006 - Sixth Doctor's Appointment
  • May 5th, 2006 - Seventh Doctor's Appointment

Pictures from the second ultrasound

Here are the scanned ultrasound pictures from our second ultrasound. Everything measures great, and according to the measurements are due date is 7/2/2006 +/- 1 week. That’s pretty much the same as our original due date of 6/30.

In this first picture the baby is making a fist. You can see the four fingers directly in the middle of the picture (think of what a fist looks like if someone were going to punch you (hmm…maybe the baby’s mad :-) ). The face is on the bottom right and a bit of the rib cage on the bottom left.

In this picture you might be able to see the bottom of the foot. If you can, please let us know, because we pretty much can’t see anything. The tech was trying to get a picture just when the baby pressed its foot against the ultrasound device. We did see some very cool pictures of the feet, but the baby kept pushing out and retracting its foot, and the tech just missed it.

The third picture is one of the coolest pictures, if you can see it. Most ultrasound pictures you expect to see a profile. This is not. The baby is looking *directly at the camera* and you can see the eyes, nose, mouth, and ribcage (to the left). Most people we’ve shown this picture to cannot see the face until they turn the picture 90 degrees counter clockwise and then it comes into view. After a week of looking at the pictures, it has probably become my favorite.

This picture is Kelly’s favorite, and used to be mine. It’s the standard profile picture, with rib cage on the left, the face (almost) in profile view right in the center. You can also see something above the rib cage. This might be part of the arm or the hands, but we’re not sure.

This picture is highly similar to the one above, so I'll let you enjoy it.

The last one is a further-out view of the baby. I’m assuming that’s the head on the bottom right, but it could also be parts of an apple Kelly had that day. ;-)