Baby Ticker

April, 2005

We Bought Cribs!

Bernard @ April 30, 2005, 3:05 pm -- [Week 24, Day 5]

Based on a friend’s warning that it takes something like 10+ weeks for a crib to be ordered, we went shopping today for a crib. Although the twins might be able to sleep in a single crib side-by-side for the first month or two, we knew we would need two. They do make specialty twin […]

Our Twenty-Five Week Appointment

Bernard @ April 29, 2005, 8:33 pm -- [Week 24, Day 4]

We had another OB appointment today. It’s a little before twenty five weeks, but I thought I would call it our twenty five week appointment anyway. At our last appointment, the doctor only did a cursory ultrasound to make sure that the fetuses both had enough fluid. This time, she also checked to see that […]

Kicking at 24 Weeks

Bernard @ April 26, 2005, 1:14 am -- [Week 24, Day 1]

Two nights ago I had my hand on Agnes’ stomach as I was going to sleep. Agnes was already asleep. I felt a small thump against my hand from her left side. By now we would have expected to feel some kicking, but I wasn’t sure if this was it. I felt more carefully and […]

Fetal Echocardiogram

Agnes @ April 24, 2005, 11:21 pm -- [Week 23, Day 6]

A few weeks ago on April 1, at twenty-one-and-a-half weeks, I had a fetal echocardiogram done. The fetal heart can be examined by ultrasound, similar to an adult echocardiogram, and it is done not by obstetricians, but by pediatric cardiologists. Dr. Dave Atkinson, who was my attending when I was a pediatric resident, and Ning […]

Our Twenty-Three Week Appointment

Bernard @ April 19, 2005, 9:11 am -- [Week 23, Day 1]

Last Friday we had another doctor’s appointment. The appointment started with some basics — a urine sample, a weighing and a measurement of blood pressure. With this appointment, Agnes has just about caught up to me in weight. At the start of the pregnancy, I outweighed Agnes by about twenty pounds. She says that after […]

A Picture at Twenty Two Weeks

Bernard @ April 13, 2005, 11:11 am -- [Week 22, Day 2]

We recently got a picture from a friend who is 24 weeks pregnant and thought that it might be nice to show what Agnes’ pregnancy looks like these days. Until now we’ve pretty much only been posting ultrasound pictures. There was one picture of Agnes last week in the post about the body pillow, but […]

The Body Pillow

Agnes @ April 4, 2005, 7:10 pm -- [Week 21, Day 0]

So far this pregnancy has been relatively painless, but I am starting to feel some back soreness, especially when I wake up in the morning. One of my coworkers recommended a body pillow, which is basically a long pillow which supports your back, cushions between your knees, and supports your neck as well. Bernard insisted […]