Aug 4

Great expectations

Posted by Nanc and Matty

So, there’s a pretty good reason that we haven’t been updating the blog lately. (Besides the fact that it’s summer and there’s all kinds of fun things to do outside.) The big news is that —

Nancy is pregnant. You know, with child. She’s expecting, in a family way. Preggers, knocked up, gestating, prenatal, in a delicate condition… Do you understand?

What I meant to imply is that Nanc has a bun in the oven. We went forth and multiplied. The rabbit died. Okay. I’ll stop now.

That news has been been privately consuming our lives for the past several months. As of today, Nancy is 17 weeks along and the baby is 7 oz (based on ultrasound measurements).

If you hadn’t guessed, we’re very excited about this development, and we hope that you’ll share in the joy.

Want to see some pictures? Here’s three and a half minutes of the ultrasound from last Friday, narrated by the mother-to-be.

Still need more? Here’s some earlier ultrasounds from the beginning of July, on a quickie web page that we threw together for family.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you due?

Our doctor says the magic date will be January 13, but I’m sure we’ll have a contest once we get closer.

Is it a boy or a girl?

We don’t know, and we’re hoping not to find out until the baby’s born. But instead of referring to the baby as an “it”, we use “he” or “she” interchangeably. I assure you, we don’t know any more than you do.

Seriously, this isn’t the middle ages. Medical science has advanced. Is it a boy or a girl?

Okay, you broke us down. We have two pretty good guesses. Email us and we’ll share them with you.

Do you have names picked out?

We’ve got a couple of names floating around, but nothing set in stone yet. We still have time to figure it out, and we like waiting until the last possible second.

What do the cats think about all this?

It’s hard to say. We’ve told them about the baby and shown them the ultrasounds, but I don’t think they have a full grasp of the situation yet.

How is Nancy feeling? Any morning sickness?

I’m good; mostly I feel bloated. (Pants are starting to get tight.) My experience with morning sickness hasn’t been as bad as I’ve heard from other mothers, yet I wasn’t completely in the clear either. Really, I feel lucky to get off so lightly. (Knock on wood.)

Any weird cravings yet?

Nope, not yet. I am a bit susceptible to odd (to me) food suggestions, like Cinnabon, birthday cake, or poached eggs. Please don’t use this knowledge for evil.

20 Responses to “Great expectations”

  1. P-la Says:

    Yay!! The Squid needs someone to play with!

  2. kelp Says:

    CONGRATS! Very exciting!

  3. Petra Says:

    AWWWW!!!! That was so cute! I have never seen an ultrasound like that… so freakin’ cool! Uh… can I say “freakin'” in front of the Bebe? Hey… you can tell me, I won’t say ANYTHING… it’s a girl, right? Can we call her Fiona? 😉 I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU THREE!!!!!

  4. Angi Says:

    Yay!!!! Oh so very exciting!!!!

    Poached eggs. Heh. Don’t know why, but for some reason, that just strikes me as funny.

  5. mk Says:

    Yippee!!! Congratulations!!!

  6. rachel Says:

    SQUEEEE! Have I mentioned that I am excited?

  7. botgurl Says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting!

  8. Morgan Says:

    Hooray! Congratulations, guys! This is fantastic news!

  9. Jen da purse Ho Says:

    Auntie Jen can’t wait to meet little BEBE!! 🙂 i’m so excited for you guys. 🙂

  10. sarah b. Says:


  11. Kathy Says:

    Wow! Congrats, guys!

  12. Kenny Says:

    Congrats! I think I know what kind of projects you’re gonna start knitting…

  13. rusty Says:


    Knowing your past, calling the young’un “it” wouldn’t be too far off.

    Humiliating, but not too far off…

  14. Kirsti Says:

    My thoughts exactly, Rusty. I was wondering about the nursery decorations and clothes if they think girl and get boy. But, I am always happy and proud of both you guys and I really think you have gotten to a wonderful point. Much Love

  15. AnnMarie Cuzin Says:

    Horray for the baby cuzin’s! Perpetuating a long line of baby cuzin’s for generations to come 🙂
    We are thrilled for you, pleased that Nanc had only mild morning sickness, and waiting with bated breath for more baby news!
    I luv you cuzin – XXOO
    (your sleep deprived cuzin wrestling with young’ins of her own)
    ps – have a girl for garsh sakes! poor little Ana is all alone 😛

  16. mom Says:

    totally awesome, good job guys. I finally was able to view the video, guess I mistakenly hit the correct keys to download finally. Wish I knew how to turn up the sound to hear Nancy’s voice better, but I did view the whole thing twice, and each time by the timeI heard the heartbeat, I had tears running down my face. What a wonderful sound! I am so excited. Love Mom

  17. Jackie Says:

    Congrats hon!!! I’m really happy for you.

  18. Jennifer Says:

    Congrats!! How exciting! Best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy!

  19. Betty Says:

    How wonderful!!!

    I’m so happy and excited for you!!!

    Exclamation points all around!!!

    {happy dance}


  20. Kathy B. Says:

    Hooray! The video’s up! 🙂 I can’t believe all you can see of el (or la) behbeh already! Thanks for sharing it with us (& I showed it to Little Tiny, too.)