You could say that Santa Fe was a success

It all starts as a little bump. Nothing more than a lima bean – but even smaller.

The Lima Bean

What is that even supposed to be? There’s a whole lot of stuff going on there – 171 beats per minute – but it really just looks like a blob. How do you even begin to think about it as something real. And then, only a few weeks later, it grows things like a head and feet and whatnot and suddenly you realize that you’re really going to have to name it and wipe its nose and change its diapers and drive it to friends’ houses and pay for college and explain to lots of teachers where its sarcasm came from.

The Little One

Oh, and you’ll also have to stop saying it. For the record I’ve been switching between he and she – mainly he in the old fashioned “gender neutral” sense.

The movement was just crazy. I expected a little wriggling or something – but the big thrusts and sudden jumps were almost unreal. He’s a powerful little guy.

Fetus Power!

I think he’s flashing gang signs or something. We’ll have to work on that.

I guess I should have something more profound to say, but I’m just wondering who in the world could possibly think that I should be in charge of another life? The Woman does – and her opinion matters more than mine.

So, let the countdown begin – one week left of the first trimester. How’s that for pressure?

12 thoughts on “You could say that Santa Fe was a success”

  1. Congrats!!

    She had an ultrasound at 7 weeks ? Never heard of them doing one so early..it’s an interesting picture..

    looking forward to all the pregnancy related entries..

  2. Hooray! Mike and I send our congratulations!!! Hooray for babies :-).

    I wondered why Lisa wasn’t drinking anything but Sprite and water. Who asks for Sprite? I’m glad it’s because she’s avoiding caffeine, and not just weird :-P.

    Big year. Game shows, babies! Wow!!

  3. As your big sister my fear was after reality game show success you would be tempted to try the new American Gladiators but I know this will keep you grounded. If anything can!

  4. OH MY GOD, THOM. Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you!!! Oh, and for Lisa, too. How has she been surviving the hormonal nausea?

  5. in the world could possibly think that I should be in charge of another life?

    I just picture the kid throwing his Leapfrog video games at the wall when he gets frustrated :p

    But seriously, congrats again.

  6. Thanks everybody. And, although I really can’t speak for Lisa, she’s doing rather well. No morning sickness (which was her biggest fear) but a decent amount of general discomfort and headaches.

    She is looking forward to the second trimester, which should kick in any day now.

    Oh, and the 1st ultrasound was a bit of a surprise for us, too. That’s why I missed it.

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