Monday, July 16, 2007

The Blogging Bickfords First Post

This being our first post and seeing that we are already almost 9 weeks along, we thought we would bring you up to speed on a few things.

The 9 week mark is an important time because it marks the transition from embryo to fetus. Scientific words aside, this means that all the organs necessary to sustain life are present in our baby.

So far Eileen has had it pretty easy. Just very tired and an internal thermostat gone haywire. She describe eating her favorite foods as simultaneous delight and revulsion. Red sauce is the most appealing. So we are eating a lot of pasta!

Last Sunday she had her first morning sickness which translated into her crackling cracker wrappers in the middle of church so as not revisit her experience just prior to leaving the house. After the service, we apologized to the family that sat in front of us for the noise. They didn't mind -- they thought it was one of their own kids! Already the Bickford Baby is casting blame on other innocents.

Eileen is spending lots of time reading and researching the pros and cons of all the different baby accessories. Her big obsession right now is strollers. Who knew that this could be so complicated!

Today Eileen's belly measures 38 inches. So the little guy (or gal) is growing fast.

7 comments:

Steve said...

OK,

Let's see if I got it right. Soon we have another Bickfud on the planet depleting the oxygen and leaving a carbon footprint.

Sadly, chances that he/she will be like Eileen are a
just a tossup. Ouch, a 50/50 chance that we will be annoyed and driven to distraction for another generation by Micah, Jr. I can't take it! Only 218 days to go!

Dave and Debbie Parker said...

We are so excited for you guys:) The blog is a great idea, can't wait to read more:)
And give the baby a high five for sneaking its way out of trouble;)

Dave and Debbie Parker

Jeff said...

Congrats! We'll stop by often.

Anonymous said...

WOW! We are ecstatic about the news! We can't wait for the precious little bundle of joy to arrive. We've heard that being grandparents is wonderful and look forward to being superb grandparents. Grammie B.

I can't keep Grammie B. out of the baby section of any store1 Grampy B.

Peter and Ellen said...

Congrats to the parents-to-be! Since I can't top the witty comments of the Prez, I won't even make the attempt. I know of two "Anonymous" grandparents from Oakland(and I don't mean CA)who are already acting giddy about the blessed event. We can give them "grandparenting classes". Micah, treat the little Mamma well; little Mamma, keep those crackers handy!

Naomi said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!What an exciting time for all of you! Enjoy this time together! Love and best wishes always Naomi

Great Uncle Bob and AuntiElaine said...

Hi there, We are so excited. ! Wow,...Can't wait to hold this little one in our arms. Had all we could do to keep our feet on the ground ! ! Take care and enjoy each day. Try grapefruit !
Great Uncle Bob and AuntiElaine