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We had our first ultrasound on Tuesday morning, the newest Davis is a boy! Mike is already planning on having me hold a speaker up to my tummy so he can play historical documentaries and get the kid on the right track. The kidling is very easy to see on the ultrasound pictures because we waited so long (unintentionally) to get the pictures taken. We're at 21 weeks and 1 day today, and looking towards a go-date of January 6.

You can see the rest of the set at My Flickr page.

It's been a very busy ten days here, since I'm not working and Mike's still a student, we haven't really got any money or space or anything to spare. The clinic we're going to has been really helpful though, and helped me get my medical card and an EBT card so we can afford things that aren't ramen, and today I have a WIC appointment as well. This is really not the way I had planned to have a baby eventually (for one thing, I sort of thought I'd be in my thirties and working,) but even if I can't have that cozy home birth or be closer to my family, things will turn out all right. We're both educated adults, we both have very supportive families, we're in a better position that many people who have babies. And I missed the whole first trimester, so that's much less time to panic over all the weird things that could happen, and more time to concentrate on all the weird things that actually are happening! Like kicking. This kid likes drums, a lot.

Date: 2009-08-27 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kdc4evr.livejournal.com
WIC is awesome, let me tell you. We love it!
Medical coupons are also rather nice, as you don't have to pay for anything (be sure to see a dentist, apparently babies can do things to your teeth).
My thoughts on the whole thing are that when I'm finally working and have some money I'll have to remember all the aid programs that helped me when I was broke.
Also, read the info they send you about medicaid and everything. You may still be able to have a home birth if you really want one.
Congrats on the healthy baby boy!

Date: 2009-08-29 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Congratulations on your pregnancy! One thing though - speakers or headphones should never be put against a pregnant belly. Sound travels differently through the womb and doing so can damage a baby's delicate inner ears. If you read to a baby or play things at a normal volume, the baby will remember the rhythm and cadence outside of the womb. If you were to play a couple of select documentaries over and over minus the speaker-to-belly contact, there's a good chance the baby will recognize that outside of the womb and it'll calm him. Same thing with mommy's voice, certain songs, certain books, etc.

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