Meg got knocked up.
For quite some time now, I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this entry. I couldn’t be more excited about having a baby, but I also didn’t want to lose the sarcasm you’ve all come to know and love. Oh, and save the “So, who’s the father? BWAHAHAHA” comments. They were funny in the beginning, but have been done to death already, and I demand some creativity from my readers.
Where to start. I guess a basic update is in order. We’re just starting our 10th week today. We’ve had the first doctor appointment already and along with that, the first ultrasound. I can proudly say that our 1.7cm blob is healthy, with its white dot of a heartbeat happily flickering along on the monitor. There is a scanner in my office, so next time I actually go in I might scan it and get it on the site.
To answer a few other basic questions, no, we’re not going to find out what gender it is. Feel free to use “he” or “she” before the birth, just try to avoid “it”, despite any pot shots you may think that takes on me. Also don’t bother asking what we’re considering for names; we’re not telling people. I don’t want to deal with “Oh… you’re thinking of that?” for a name we potentially really like. You and your opinion can kiss my ass, it’s our kid.
The current due date varies depending on who you ask. The doctor says June 28th. I personally was disappointed to find that what I had previously thought to be a scientific approach was merely to find out when Meg’s last period ended, turn a dial based on a cardboard wheel, and poof, out comes the date. That’s crap, I could have gotten that from a monkey using the Internet. Meg says July 1st, and I say July 3rd (you’ll see why in the Announcements blog entry). So basically, sometime in the beginning of July.
It’s been a bitch to keep things quiet this long. We’ve been telling most friends and family face-to-face, so thank you to everyone who knew and didn’t say anything. I kept a few blog entries during the silence; if you were wondering why things have been a bit quiet, now you know why. I went back and forth with the best way to handle this, since the entries have been posted but marked as private (i.e. you can’t see unless you’re logged in, and only Meg and I have logins). That means they had old timestamps from when they were written (going back as far as October), and once marked as public would still be buried in the archives. I moved the dates up to December so they are located near this post, but for ease of catching up, here are the posts I’ve already made that no one has seen yet:
As you can obviously tell, I made up a new baby-inspired theme for the site. It was a pretty fun project, and again I’ve had to sit on it for weeks before actually being able to show anyone. Let me know if you see any problems with it, since I’ve been really lazy with testing it.
I guess that’s really all there is to say right now. Despite how much Meg and I have learned from Kaleigh and Kiera, you can imagine how much of this is new to us. It’ll be an interesting 7 months, and that’s before the kid is even born. Needless to say, it’ll give us good blog fodder, so at very least people should get a good laugh out of discovering how little I really know.