The (mis) adventures of our (sort of) young family


Q2 – My Two Cents

Well, Allen promised I would do an update while I was sleeping, so I guess I’m a little obligated. Since he got all mushy and big picture, I’ll add the fun little details.

Here’s a lovely bulleted list of things we learned yesterday:

  • Q2 is what both our doctor and now the ultrasound tech call “super fast” and “very active.”
  • Q2 is extremely flexible. He/she first appeared on the scan with feet over the head and arms behind the neck.
  • Riverside Hospital seems pretty nice. Every time they validate your parking, you can be sure they’re charging you an arm and a leg for the service you’re receiving.
  • Dr. Mingione read our ultrasound and was very funny. He said our OB swears like a sailor and is old enough to be his mother.
  • Our OB admits to swearing but not to being old enough to be Dr. Mingione’s mother.
  • Q2 does not have my nose. At least, that’s according to the ultrasound tech, who might have just been humoring me.
  • Q2 pees on command.
  • Seeing ten fingers and ten toes provides more relief than I could’ve imagined.

We did not find out the gender, but since Allen seems set on the name “Megatron” for a boy or girl, it probably doesn’t matter. And we got to have lunch together, which was like an afternoon date complete with mediocre Damon’s food and lots of laughing. All in all, a fantastic day.

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Quick Overdue Apology

David, I would just like to take a moment to apologize for cutting your hair all the time when we were kids. Really, I’m kind of surprised in hindsight that I didn’t get caught much sooner in the process – Mom must not have been hyper-alert to those types of things yet. But I saw a photo today of a friend’s son who had cut his own hair and thought, “Wow. At least he cut his own and not his brothers’!”

So there. A long overdue apology. I promise I always strove to make you look as beautiful as my Barbies. Maybe G-d made you bald for your first couple years of life to keep me from getting to you earlier!


See? You always looked fine from the front. I always stuck to the back.

See? You always looked fine from the front. I always stuck to the back.

Hmm. How Do I Put This…

Mystery Solved? Ok. Let’s go with that.

Cheryl hasn’t been feeling well lately and we’ve been a little concerned. So Cheryl went to the doctor and the OB nurse checked her out and took some blood  to run some tests. They also scheduled a doctor’s appointment a month ago in order to review the blood tests and to look and see what the source of the problem was. 

Well, the actual appointment finally happened today and we have figured out what the problem was…

Q2 Sonogram 1


Q2 Sonogram 2


Q2 Sonogram 3

Hmm. So,…mystery solved.

Our family is growing by one member. Q2 is 11.5 weeks old and is a few days from being out of the first trimester. (We were so far along we figured we go ahead and tell everyone.) Jordan will be a big brother and change is afoot. We’re very excited and are looking forward to this pregnancy. 

Just to be clear, we only found out about this this morning and our surprise has been deep and delightful. And we did fail a pregnancy test.

The only downside so far is that our cruise that we were planning this summer is now off. Cheryl already had a countdown to the cruise on her wall calendar in the office. But that’ll just give us ammunition for when Q2 gets older and we need a good dose of guilt.

Now we’ve got our experience behind us and don’t have to go to diaper changing classes and don’t need bottle warmers.

Stay tuned for the adventure. The arrival date is 08/26/2009.