Baby Ticker

June, 2005

Pictures at Thirty Three Weeks

Bernard @ June 27, 2005, 11:20 pm -- [Week 33, Day 0]

We have earlier pictures of Agnes and each of our pregnant friends as each of them reached the twenty two week mark in their pregnancy. Susan’s picture was taken at thirty three weeks though, and so we’re putting together pictures of the same people as they each reach thirty three weeks. So far, we have […]

Lamaze, Part 4

Bernard @ June 24, 2005, 10:44 pm -- [Week 32, Day 4]

After skipping the Lamaze class last week, I felt a little behind. I read through the booklet they gave us while the class was starting. It looks like the parts I missed were the discussions around active labor (where the cervix dilates 4-8 cm) and transition (8-10 cm). At that point, the cervix is “fully […]

The Odyssey

Bernard @ June 20, 2005, 5:16 pm -- [Week 32, Day 0]

Last Thursday, we got a letter from our local Honda dealership saying that they were interested in acquiring a number of 1997 Honda vehicles for their upcoming July 4th sale and that this weekend they would like such owners to come in and talk about possible trade-ins. It was kind of a strange letter — […]

Lamaze, Part 3

Agnes @ June 19, 2005, 10:35 pm -- [Week 31, Day 6]

Unfortunately, Bernard was in Chicago for the third Lamaze class, so I had to go by myself. It wasn’t too bad until the instructor started going over massage techniques, and there was no one there to massage me. I just sort of sat there on my mat and did some stretching exercises, while everyone else […]

Thirty-One Week Appointment

Bernard @ June 17, 2005, 10:10 pm -- [Week 31, Day 4]

We had our 31 week appointment this week. Before the appointment we were making guesses about the orientation of the twins. At our last appointment, the one on Agnes’ right was in breech position (butt down), and the one on Agnes’ left was head down. Agnes’ guess was that the one on the left had […]

Baby Shower

Bernard @ June 10, 2005, 9:09 pm -- [Week 30, Day 4]

Agnes’ co-workers threw a baby shower for her today. Actually, it was a joint baby shower with another one of her co-workers whose wife is expecting. I asked several times if she was sure I was supposed to be there (since many of these things seem to be women only), but her co-worker is a […]

Lamaze, Part 2

Bernard @ June 10, 2005, 8:56 pm -- [Week 30, Day 4]

We had our second Lamaze class on Wednesday. Again we brought our pillows and a mat for the relaxation exercise at the end. We brought two mats with us this time so that I could lie down as well. The class itself is pretty slow-paced. Last week, almost half of the class was spent on […]

Lamaze Class

Bernard @ June 4, 2005, 7:35 pm -- [Week 29, Day 5]

We started our Lamaze class this past week. Our class is six two-hour sessions each Wednesday night. Before the class started, we got a call asking us to bring four pillows, a mat or towel, a watch with a second hand, and comfortable clothing. Not a lot happened in the first class. It was mostly […]

Our Twenty-Nine Week Appointment

Agnes @ June 4, 2005, 6:15 pm -- [Week 29, Day 5]

June first was our twenty-nine week appointment. I’m seeing the doctor every two weeks now, and she ultrasounds the twins every time. I’m having intermittent contractions now, and random pains in my pelvis, so it’s always a relief every two weeks to see that the twins are okay, and my cervix is closed. They’re estimated […]

Dresser and Changing Table

Bernard @ June 3, 2005, 6:07 pm -- [Week 29, Day 4]

We bought a dresser for the babies’ room and just had it delivered last weekend. When we went shopping for it, we considered a couple of possibilities. There are relatively cheap three-shelf changing tables. There are dressers with a built-in changing area on top. What we chose is a simple three drawer dresser with the […]