Today was the big day...the 18 week ultrasound. I drank a Dr. Pepper with lunch just to give they baby a little caffeine boost, so it would be sure to move around for us. I really don't think that was necessary though, because he was moving around so much the ultrasound tech had to follow him all over my belly just to get the pictures she needed! It was so amazing to see his heart pumping, his stomach full of fluid, his spine, face, arms, legs, hands, and feet...and of course a clear shot letting us know that he is definitely a boy.:) I already knew he was an active baby, because he started kicking me for the first time on Sunday (another amazing feeling, by the way) and it was so strong that Brett could feel it too. That's our little soccer player! His size is right on track for 18 weeks, and his heartbeat was normal at 150. They gave us a few of the pictures on a cd, so I'll post those, along with a picture of my (small) baby bump. It's so exciting to be able to call the baby a "he" instead of an "it" now, and to finally be able to start shopping! We have absolutely ZERO ideas for boy names, so we'll have to get started on that as well.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Posted by Kari at 7:25 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The last couple of weeks have been filled with family time. It started with my parents and two of my brothers coming to visit from Missouri. We took my youngest brother Owen to the MTC where he'll be for the next two months, learning to speak Spanish in preparation for serving a mission in Torreon, Mexico. It was nice to have Jason come out as well, because he hadn't seen our new house yet. Brett took my dad and Jason on a hike up to "the living room", which I'm pretty sure was a little more exertion than they bargained for! All in all, it was a fun week, and we hope they didn't mind sleeping on air mattresses too much.
Posted by Kari at 10:47 AM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yesterday I went to Brett's indoor soccer game. He plays in an adult rec league, and the competition isn't usually very intense. This game was an exception though, because they were playing against a team of fiesty redheads. Things really got interesting towards the end of the 2nd half when I saw a group of players slamming each other into the wall, followed by screaming and cursing, and then of course my husband being benched with a yellow card! In his defense he was only trying to protect his teammate who had been slammed in the back one to many times, but I just had to smile, because all of Brett's competitive spirit comes out whenever he's on the field.:)
Posted by Kari at 12:55 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Kari doesn't know this yet, but we have a blog now. I decided that piggybacking off the Kent Family blog needed to end and we needed to start our own blog so we can tell everyone how wonderful our child is. I know, the child won't be popping out for another good 6 months. I just figured it was time to start. Now I can post whatever I want without Kari screening and modifying. I hope she is ready for that.
Posted by Brett at 12:29 PM