Baby Parker

Well, it's been about a month since I last gave you much "detail-wise" on our little peanut.  So, for those who are interested:
This week s/he is likened to the size of an apple or a navel orange (about 4 inches crown to rump).  I'm 15 weeks pregnant/entering my 16th week. 

I had a doctor's appointment last week.  Not much to report.  I haven't gained any weight yet (which may be a miracle since I crave salty snacks like a maniac).  I got to listen to the little one's heartbeat - which was harder than you might think because the wee muffin wouldn't stay still.  Finally the baby settled down long enough for us to take a good listen and count the bpm - right around 150. 

Although I feel like I'm living in a stranger's body, I'm not really showing yet (unless you have the misfortune of seeing me naked, then I look a little pregnant, or perhaps like I ate too much of the aforementioned salt).  I'm still wearing all my normal pants, but some of my shirts have had to retire (especially the button-ups). 

We have an ultrasound scheduled just three weeks away on June 13th and are excited to get a good look at baby Parker - and hopefully a good look between his or her little legs! We also found out our hospital has a 4-D ultrasound machine, so we'll get to see that as well.  This half freaks me out and half excites me. 

Overall I've been feeling great.  Tired.  I go to sleep much earlier than I used to and I have developed a new love of naps.  Geoff and I went to a class at the hospital last week and after being told how miserable I should be, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about this whole pregnancy thing.  I'm hoping that 2nd trimester energy bump I keep reading about hits me soon.  I've got so much to do before I'm too big to do it.  :) 

We moved Geoff's office to the downstairs so that the baby's room will be upstairs across the hall from us.  All that's in the baby's room right now are a crib and a red couch (that has no other home in the house, so it got relegated to the baby's room for the time being).  But it makes me happy that the baby has a room already.  It helps the whole thing seem real when most of the time it feels like it's all a big theory.  I secretly can't wait until I'm showing, so it can really feel...real. 

And that's what's going on on the baby front. 


  1. Cute crib!! That is exciting that you have the room all for a baby. We still have yet to move Scott's office out of Carson's room! But we will be very soon, cause he needs a place to play in besides our living room! I can't wait till you are showing as well! Take lots of pictures so we can all see. Take a picture every week in the same spot on the same angle. It's fun to see your progress from week to week, and great for scrapbooking!

  2. By the way, I would love to come see you and the baby when s/he gets here! We could start planning a trip. When would you think a good time to come see you would be?

  3. Thanks for the update! I look forward to many more ;) Love the crib too! I am with Latissa in that I would love to start planning a trip to see the little one! I'm so excited for you guys!!!!