7 weeks 3 days

My pregnancy amnesia is totally out of control. I showed up to my appointment today super excited to see my little jelly bean/gummy bear/sweet pea/other adorable yet oddly edible nickname for a fetus and instead I got a naked exam and a blob. How did I forget that early ultrasounds are done internally?! You’d think being probed like an alien abductee would stick with you but apparently my brain doesn’t find it necessary to hold on to that kind of information. Thanks for nothing BRAIN.

The good news is everything appears totally normal and right on track. We saw the heartbeat – ONE heartbeat – and the doctor somehow managed to measure what he says was the baby but looked like nothing to me. If the ultrasound wand hadn’t been jammed up my hoo-hah I would have been afraid he was accidentally looking at part of the peanut butter sandwich I had for breakfast. Although if a sandwich had a heartbeat that would be really weird.

Most boring ultrasound ever

Whaddaya know, I was wrong. THIS is the most boring ultrasound ever.

Turns out my super-tentative-just-a-wild-guess-who-really-knows-WHEN-I’m-due date guess was…right. Almost right. New due date: December 26th, 2010. I guess Christmas is going to be at our house this year, since I probably won’t feel much like driving 6-12 hours in the car while 40 weeks pregnant. I’m also hoping for a really punctual baby because, HELLOOOOO,  2010 tax deduction. I’m already having visions of the clock counting down the seconds to January 1st and E screaming “PUSH HARDER! DADDY NEEDS AN IPAD!”

We find out the sex on August 4th. Until then, I think I’ll call him Sandwich. Sandy, for short.

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16 Responses to “7 weeks 3 days”

  1. Emmie Bee says:

    You already referred to the baby as a HIM. !!! I like sandwich. It’s very gender neutral. Everyone loves sandwiches.

  2. Amy says:

    Yay for healthy! Congrats again.

  3. lalaland13 says:

    My wild guess was uh, 10 days off. But yay for concrete info on D2: The Mighty Sandwich (I’m getting annoying with that, I suspect).

    The image of “DADDY NEEDS AN iPAD!” is cracking me up so hard. Most excellent.

  4. FourInchHeels says:


    Oh dear. Instead of preaching abstinence why don’t they just tell you things like that?!

  5. Eileen says:


    This made me spit out my water.


  6. Audrey says:

    Aww, look at those chunky little arm and leg buds. Isn’t he cute! *grin* I didn’t get an internal the first time so that was a big shocker for me this time. And boy-howdy was the ultrasound tech non-too gentle about it. You’d think, being a lady and all, she’d know to save the rough stuff for people she’s met before. ;)

  7. That is the most awesome baby/fetus nickname ever. I love it! Oh, I forgot to tell you that we met a baby in church the other week that was named Something (not literally, you know which name I mean. It was a baby boy) I was all “HEY! That’s a great name!!!” I think I may have scared them a little. Oops!

  8. bebehblog says:

    Erin – Was it a baby with my future boy’s name? On one hand, it’s nice to know I’m not a crazy person for using it, but on the other hand DAMN NAME SNITCHES.

  9. StraderSpiel says:

    I think I read somewhere that fetus’ with heartbeats over 140 or 145 were girls…

  10. Joy says:

    Wooooooo-hooooooo the blob is beautiful and we can’t wait to meet him/her! I’m lauging so damn hard at the iPad comment, sadly though I can totally picture E saying that and what his face would look like. Congratulations Baby E, you’re really going to be a big bro!

  11. Meg says:

    Is this where we start speculating about Christmas-related names?

    Congrats! It seems so far off, but I know it will fly by. Continued wishes for good health!

  12. Yes!!!!! Sammy sounds cuter than sandy. just sayin’ lol. The wand up the vagine. thank you for the reminder. I too had forgotten that wonderful thing.

  13. afteriris says:

    Ah lovely! I think that sandwich is definitely baby shaped.

  14. April says:

    Awww! Hi Sandy!

  15. andrea says:

    Wow, this is the first photo of your baby! I’m glad everything is fine!! (so many !!!!!!s). I love sandwich already!! I can’t believe I will get to SEE this baby grow from even before he/she is born. That’s awesome. Love you!

  16. MKP says:

    Aw, welcome to the blogosphere, Sandy :)

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