We went and heard Cecelia’s heartbeat today.
We went to the doctor today, just for a regular checkup, and everything was fine. We’re nearing the end of the first trimester, and Cecelia is about the size of a southern peach.
We listened to her heartbeat, which was pretty cool. I met Casey’s OB/GYN, who may or may not be the guy to deliver her. It all depends on who’s on call from the office. All the doctors at this practice are supposed to be the best around, and I liked him, so I see no worries. He said the chance of miscarriage at this point is very low, which is nice. Both Casey and I each have had experiences with a miscarriage from our previous marriages, so that was a slight worry. Which is no more in this situation.
Now a ton to report. Casey’s looking rather pregnant, as she should be. She was very tired during the first trimester, but reports having increased energy, which is good. We’ve been buying necessities already in preparation, and have been getting some really good deals. We’ve pretty much nailed everything down but the stroller, which I’m doing research on. We have a crib, clothing, diapers, toys, pack and play, and everything else we’ll need. Being able to shop ahead of time has given us the opportunity to wait and find really good bargains. We need a rocker/glider, which I may end up building. Or rigging, to be more specific.
I’m pretty sure we’re going to go the cord blood banking route, which just seems to make sense. If we ever need it, we’ll have it, and if we didn’t get this when we had the chance, we’ll feel pretty stupid.
In the spirit of being overprepared, I’ve gone ahead and set up all of Cecelia’s social media accounts and secured her domain, just to be on the safe side. Most of the social media accounts will be worthless most likely by the time she’s old enough to use them, a la MySpace.com, but whatever. It was fun to set them up, and neat to see my mother’s name so many places. It’s kind of cool that I’m the son of, and father of Cecelia Musgrove.
So, go ahead and connect, follow and friend her. She’s already social!