Introducing Spot

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For those of you who might have missed the announcement buried inside this week’s Bookish Questions post, My husband and I are expecting a baby this April.

new driver coming in april


I had to go in for a super early ultrasound due to some previous complications.  The ultrasound showed that everything was good, and the baby was right where it was supposed to be, but it was so early in the pregnancy (5 weeks), that all we were able to see what a dark spot on the screen, which will one day be our baby.  That’s also how I ended up calling the kid “Spot” – at least until we find out the gender and get a name picked out in a couple more months.

this is spot

We got to see a better photo of Spot at 8 weeks. It was a little strange because the baby mostly looked like a blurry frog inside a banana. We did get to see the heart beating, though.  That was cool.

spot looks like a frog

Since then, I’ve had my 12 week appointment, where the doctor checked Spot’s heartbeat again.  It was 160, which the doctor said was a good number for that point in the pregnancy. Old wives tales would tell you that means it will be a girl, but I’m hoping for a dinosaur.

The Details

I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant, so this baby is scheduled to arrive in the first week of April 2017.

Yes, we do plan to find out the gender of our child before it comes out. We like to plan like that.

And yes, I do know that it won’t really be a dinosaur, but that would be cool.


This is my first kid, so I’m sure there are a ton of things I don’t know that I’m probably going to be asking friends and family about.  Just don’t expect me to take all the advice. I like to do things my own way.  And due to pregnancy brain, I’ll probably forget half of what you tell me.



  1. anna on October 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Your dinosaur comment reminds me of a BBC documentary I saw about a 14 yr old girl who had just had her second baby. The doctors had been telling her “it’s a girl, it’s a girl” and it turned out to be a boy. The people making the documentary asked her if she had been surprised and she replied, “Well, you’re only going to have a girl or a boy….I’d have been surprised if I’d had a chicken or something like that.”

    • Andrea on October 8, 2016 at 2:15 am

      That’s funny! Though, I personally don’t think 14-year-old girls should be having kids. That can’t be healthy.

      • anna on October 8, 2016 at 2:40 am

        Well, no…considering also she had her first when she was just thirteen! But she was living with her mum on “relief” and they seemed to find it “normal.” Growing up one of my school friends’ family was like that…all these women having babies and living on ADC. Not a good life choice, I’ll agree.

        Just don’t have a chicken! LOL

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