Christina feels sick for first time.."the flu".
stays home from work...
(no Romantic Valentines... just a lot of sleep for the next 5 days)
7 days later, still home
Dr. Bonano's appointment - blood drawn at 5:30pm
Chris tries to go to work for first time
5pm - Dr. Bonano calls Alan and tells him "we have good news"
Alan goes to buy a card and Calla Lilly…
(Drives by the florist at least 3 times because his mind is reeling)
Alan gives Chris her "Baby card" and flower... TOTAL Shock!
Out to dinner to celebrate!!!
No sleep for Chris, sick all night
Stays home from work
OB at 9:30 for second blood test to determine how far along - 5-6 weeks
Celebrate the BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR BOTH OF US!
First Ultrasound appointment
Baby is 8.8mm with a heart rate of 136 bpm!
Chris finally calls and tells her mother!!!!
She cried and said she wanted to kiss both of us all over!
11 Weeks – Heard baby’s Heartbeat today! 164
13 weeks, 6 days….
2nd Ultrasound – The baby is 4inches from Head to
Baby was VERY active during the test… moving all
around, hands, legs, body position
Doctor said all looked good….
Heartbeat 144 bpm
15 weeks, 6 days…
Baby’s heartbeat 148 bpm!
Chris’ total weight gain in 4 months – 8 lbs….
3rd Ultrasound… sonographer knows the sex!!! But we didn’t
Lengthy ultrasound examining everything, measuring limbs… looks
good ! ! !
Baby again was very active….
And a THUMBSUCKER! Very cute!
Feeling the baby move at the end of the 19th week!
Little “butterfly-like” feathery tickle!
Most consistent today for the first time!
Fifth month is starting out “actively” ...
Start of month 6! Going by very FAST!
First VISIBLE kick outward!
was reading in bed and could see her stomach jump on the
Baby’s heartbeat 154 bpm! WOW…Must be running
Alan finally feels the baby kick!
Kicks are getting stronger all the time, certainly not a flutter anymore!
3rd – Third Trimester ! ! !
28 Week Ultrasound today – all is doing well and
according to schedule!
Baby looked great – Heartbeat 130 bpm.
Christina feels great.
“Belly” measures exactly according to due date.
Time is moving FAST.
Baby is very active and especially at night.
It’s so amazing to see and feel the belly move.
Alan can’t believe the strength of the kicks…
Interviewed Baby’s Pediatrician today, Dr. Howard
This doctor is simply amazing; every factor is taken into account.
are in good hands ! ! !
Labor Day Weekend
entered the 8th month and Nursery is cleared and painted!
Alan painted two shades of green top and bottom. It looks
Baby’s furniture arrives! Suddenly
it feels very real!
And so the excitement and anticipation
Our close friend Lisa planned a
wonderful baby shower, the day was absolutely perfect.
It was wonderful to see everyone and
share the afternoon.
Baby Robichaud was very lucky to have gotten so
many beautiful gifts but more importantly very lucky to have
all these wonderful people in our lives.
Alan was a little disappointed, he was told that new fathers
get expensive home theatre and fancy electronics gear at these
showers,,, oh well...
He won't get fooled again... ;-)
An office party-BBQ turned out to
be a surprise shower.
Everyone was incredibly generous; we had a lot of fun.
Alan however was fooled yet again, no electronics what so ever...
me once, Shame on you... Fool me twice, Shame on me... ;-)
Only 6 more
us until our due date… if that?
Buddy already told us he hopes it's a new Puppy!!!
Any day now,
I've been pretty busy getting the house
ready for winter.(click me)
has been packing a hopital bag for about 14 months now.
In between packing that bag, she has prepped the nursery
and we are all set.
She's a trooper, she can still touch her toes (palms to the
She also lifts very heavy things behind my back.
( I think it's a Ukrainian thing...)
Christina's water broke while having a late lunch
at her computer...
We went to the hospital at around 6pm, active at 8pm...
Our BABY GIRL was delivered Friday October 27th at 1:16am, 8
lbs 1.2 oz.
Here are some photos... (click me)
I'll post more soon...
Home from the hospital, do people really go there to get needed
And the food... Don't get me started...
Glad to be home with the baby...
I should add that Christina is doing great, she is a tough one
1st appointment to see the Doc, all is well...
"My" baby is going to mess up the curve for all others...
October 31st Halloween
Clea finds her thumb, and goes to town...
Sucking noises could be heard for miles!!!
talk about it for years to come!!!
Let's hear it for mommy Christina for doing such a great job!!!