Update – 12 Weeks

No photos yet, but soon I promise.  I’ve taken some, I just can’t seem to get them downloaded and on to the website.  Anyways, lots happening in the Cain household these days.  We went back to the doctor for our 12 week appointment today.  Much to Travis’ delight, it was short and sweet.  The insurance lady went over how much it costs to have a baby (I always knew the most expensive insurance would come pay off one day).  Then we went back to see the doctor.  There was no sonogram today.  Apparently, if there are no problems, you only get 3 during your pregnancy – one to determine that the pregnancy is viable (in the right place, not ectopic, etc), one at 18-20 weeks to determine the sex, and then another one at 32 weeks (not sure what that one’s for – maybe to see your baby not looking like a blob or an alien before it comes out of you).

Anyways, I digressed…the doctor came in and asked how we were doing.  I said fine, now are you going to tell me if this baby is still in here?  He had a little hand-held machine that he put to my belly and it started amplifying the sounds.  He said it might take a few seconds for him to find it, but not to worry (at which point I probably began to hold my breath and Travis’s ears seemed to perk up to attention – I don’t like being told not to worry – that makes me worry).  It didn’t take very long though, and we could hear the little thud/swish.  Baby Cain has a strong heartbeat and was moving around during the process as well (that’s what the doctor said those louder noises were).

All of my blood test came back normal from our last visit, and then it was time for questions.  We kind of froze at the last visit and didn’t have any questions, but this time I came with a list.   Can I highlight my hair?  Yes. (good because I have an appointment to do just that on Saturday)  Can I eat deli meat occasionally?  Yes. (good because I’m on my way to Subway as soon as this appointment is over)  Can I travel to Mexico for a babymoon if I can convince my husband we can afford (more on that later) it?  Yes.  (Travis mentally calculating how much more fence he needs to sell to afford all my grandiose vacation plans – it is the last quiet one we’ll have for a couple decades)

And as if the baby wasn’t a big enough change for us, we have finally worked something out on our house and we should be building our new one in the next month or so!  We can’t wait – more closets, more cabinets, more counterspace, did I mention more closets???, room for everyone to come and visit Baby Cain.  Let’s just hope our wonderful builder can get us in there before September 29th! 

Okay, pictures to come soon.  We’re off to Atlanta this weekend to throw Addy a baby shower (baby P will be here in May), and for Travis to get in some golf.


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