I went in for my prenatal visit today and everything is great! I was surprised when the doctor told me that I am in my 8th week and the baby’s estimated due date is January 30th, since that’s my Dad’s birthday! Last year, my brother and his wife had their baby boy on my parents’ wedding anniversary, and maybe our baby will be born on my Dad’s birthday! What a great birthday present that would be!
We’re having an ultrasound done on July 2nd and then another one when we are in our 18th week. I’m so excited!!!
I was asked if I wanted to do Integrated Prenatal Screening and Maternal Serum Screening. Apparently these are offered to all pregnant women and it is our choice whether to do them or not. Have any of you had these done when you were pregnant? I have a zillion questions for other moms out there. I’ve talked this over with my husband and from our family backgrounds, it doesn’t look like we need to take these tests. I was just wondering if anyone reading this has taken them and if they recommend taking them.
Oh, I don’t think I told you the story about how we told my Dad that we are pregnant! Last weekend, on Father’s Day, we took my Dad to A&W‘s to give him a “Grandpa Burger”. Hubby saw this cute A&W commercial on TV, where this young man and his wife break the good news to his parents by giving the father a Grandpa Burger. We thought this would be a fun way to make our announcement. Plus, what could be more perfect for a Father’s Day present??!
Well, our efforts and our meticulously orchestrated plan did not go quite as smoothly as we had anticipated, and it was not like the commercial at all! When my Dad heard we were taking him to Sudbury, he immediately thought we were taking him out for Chinese food! He was so excited about going to King’s Buffet that when he noticed we weren’t going in the right direction of the Chinese restaurant, he started to get mad! I told him I really needed to use the washroom (which was true!) and he said, “There’s a bathroom at the Chinese restaurant! Why do you have to go to A&W??”
We started sweating because he was really getting upset. He didn’t want to get out of the car! My Mom dragged him out and said she was hungry and wanted a burger and onion rings. My Dad said, “I don’t want a hamburger!!!” Mom somehow got him to come in and sit down. Hubby had ordered for everyone and gave my Dad his burger. Dad opened it up and said, “GRANDPA BURGER?!?! WHY GRANDPA BURGER?!?!?”
I then gave him a “Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa!” card and explained that he is going to have another grandchild. He was thrilled…and actually said that the hamburger was really good!
Since we were in Sudbury for the entire day, we did some shopping, shopping and more shopping. We even took Dad out to his favourite Chinese restaurant in the evening. It was a great day had by all.
The funny thing was that when the waitress gave me my fortune cookie, there were TWO cookies instead of one! Kind of funny, isn’t it? One for me and one for the baby! LOL!
Hubby and me (looking very exhausted) after a very long (but fun) day!