18 Weeks Down...

We had our anatomy scan on Tuesday and everything looks great with Baby B. Two eyes, two ears, a cute little button nose...all of the bits and pieces are in order. Ted came to this one with me and we had a riot watching the scan together...it's pretty amazing how the baby has grown. I'm getting quite the little belly at this point and it seems to be getting bigger by the day. The baby is about the size of a bell pepper and weighs half a pound at this point. It's crazy how much more growing still needs to be done and how far we've come already. I can't get over the profile shots. We can't wait to meet this little creature and steal that little button nose and squeeze that little chin!

This one is my favorite. There's the chin I'm raving about.

The 2D pictures are always a bit freaky looking. I'm in love with the second one, however. Doesn't it look like the baby has little goggles on and is geeking it out or something?



It's my best friend's 30th birthday today. I hope she's kicking up her heels...

Teaguer came down last week for a visit as well as to build a wall and door on the loft so it can function as a nursery. We had a riot and I can't believe how quickly he got it done. He was even a trooper and painted the room when he realized that I'm not good at doing trim. Thanks Teague! Anyway, Ted and I have been working all day getting things decorated and organized and are finally at a point where we can show some pictures. There are still some fine details we'd like to take care of, but need to wait for another payday to get the rest accomplished. Below are the progress pictures for your enjoyment. We go for another ultrasound this Tuesday...I'll be 18 weeks on Wednesday! It's all about maternity clothes these days...

A "Before" Shot


I still have 5 more months of this?

Baby B is growing steadily and is getting more difficult to distinguish on ultrasound because not all of the parts fit on the screen at once! Here's a nice recording of the heartbeat--a healthy 145 beats per minute.

I ate a sugar cookie just before we did this ultrasound today and Baby B was on a sugar high moving all over the place. It's just amazing how big it's getting. Measured almost 9cm from head to butt...so add a bit more for the feet!

Apparently our baby is being delivered from outer space:

And is a giant...look at the size of that arm!:

And finally, something that truly resembles a baby:

Well, I'm in my second trimester now. 15 weeks along tomorrow and Baby B is right on track. In my case, it's true what they say: you start to get some energy back in the second trimester. Case in point: it's 8:23pm, and I'm still awake. Another example? I got on the treadmill Sunday for the first time since January. I'm so sore I can barely walk, but it did feel good to get some exercise. We went to Babies R Us on Saturday and started getting some ideas about what, in fact, the difference is between a "car seat" and an "infant carrier" and to try to figure out how to operate a stroller. It was pretty fun. I think we'll get the hang of it.

In other baby news, I got some test results back and it does not appear that baby B has any neural tube defects, so that's good. In bad news, the paint I ordered for the nursery looks more like "my old neon green windbreaker" than "Bok Choy." Hmmm. We appear to be back at square one in regards to room decor, which makes my nesting side go bonkers because I JUST WANT TO DECORATE ALREADY! The fam arrives on Friday, however, and Teaguer will be building the nursery wall/door, so that will be the biggest first step.

What else do we do with ourselves? We're still pretty much the same old Ted and Eilis, I just sleep more than usual. We have been laying low lately because I haven't felt the greatest and Ted has been super busy with school. We are starting to fill up our calendars with activities though.