Thursday, November 15, 2007


By now most of you know that I am going to be a daddy! I haven't mentioned it here yet because I wanted to be sure that everyone we hoped to tell in person was told before we really put the word out. Also, it's still very, very early. Lindsey will be nine weeks pregnant on this coming Monday, November 19th.

We had our first ultrasound a few weeks ago, and I hope to post the picture as soon as I can. My scanner isn't currently hooked up, and I forget to mess about with it when I get home every night. We were able to see the heartbeat and everything appears to be healthy and normal. Our next appointment is next week, and I will try to keep updates frequent. Here is a picture of the stage of development we can expect the fetus to be in currently:

Week 09

Week Nine

* Baby has begun movement - While still too small for you to feel, your little one is wriggling, shifting, and dancing already! Makes you almost wish for a window to peek in whenever you want!
* Most joints are formed now - and trust that your little one is practicing bending and flexing.
* Fetus will curve its fingers around an object placed in the palm of its hand - This is amazing to see! At only nine weeks, if you happen to have an ultrasound, you may observe your infant fascinated by everything he or she can lay their fingers on (mainly other fingers, toes, ears and nose!
* Fingerprints are already evident in the skin
* Average size this week -- length 0.9 inch (2.3cm), weight 0.07 ounce (2gm)

Facts via
Photo via Baby Center