Saturday, July 25, 2009


A quick note on my title. A Tawny Frogmouth is a type of bird, an owl to be exact. When I first met Andy's family we went to the zoo with his niece and nephew. We found a type of bird called a Tawny Frogmouth. Actually, it was a type of owl. So I called my blog Tawnyfrogmouth since it is my spot to spew words, whatever words I choose.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Yesterday we had our first sonogram. First, the technician rubbed this really cold jelly on my belly and started rubbing the sonogram/remote/I have no idea what it's called around. At first, we could only see a bunch of black and gray blobs--then suddenly Baby. There was this little tiny person wiggling around in front of us. Andy and I looked in amazement as it kicked and turned. The technician kept marveling at how much the baby was moving. We just stared in wonder at the little life living in me. I can not believe that I can't feel it, I can't believe how much of a person it looks like. Andy thinks it looks like him, but I think it just looks like a very-big-headed baby. They gave us a few pictures and we've been sending them around to our family and friends.

The baby feels so much more real now that I've actually seen it. I'm more excited, and also more terrified. It feels so weird getting ready for this little person to come into our lives.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

First Baby Appointment

Yesterday I had my first official baby appointment. Andy was able to come with me which was very encouraging to me. We showed up with plenty of time. The first thing the assistant told me was that I had a $450 deductible. I just stared at her like I had no idea what she was talking about. Finally, we worked out a payment plan, I went back to where Andy was sitting and cried for a little while, then went and got a urine sample. I think it's pretty funny they always have directions on how to get a urine sample.
Everything seemed to go well, I took some uncomfortable tests, then mentally prepared for the blood test. I had never had a blood test before, and I am notoriously bad at dealing with blood. Usually I faint, or feel nauseous. Andy promised to distract me for this part. He held my hand for the whole ordeal telling me stories. It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In his words I was, "a champ" about it. The nurse finished up, I looked up at Andy and his face was white, and he sat down. "I'm feeling a little dizzy," he admitted. Andy has a really rough time with needles, but normally it's just when they are poking him. The nurse got him some chocolate, and he narrowly avoided passing out.
I asked him how he will handle the delivery part of pregnancy. He says that the adrenaline will get him through that. I'm not sure what will get me through--necessity?
Everything seems normal, and hopefully that will be confirmed when I get all the test results left. Fortunately I am obnoxiously healthy, and apparently at the prime age for having babies!