is “almost 900.” Dr. Y called just as the kids were coming in for class, so I didn’t get to ask for a more specific number, but that’s good enough for me. looks like a doubling time of around 35-ish hours (if my estimations/math is right). and can someone please please please fix beta base.
our first ultrasound will be next wednesday morning, at 5 weeks 5 days. i’m trying not to get too excited, since i know it is early and we might not be able to see much.
we told R’s sister the other night. before i really knew what was happening, she was calling my six-year-old nephew over, saying that aunt J and uncle R have a secret to tell him. he was really excited for us, and so stinking cute:
R: what do you think we should have, a boy or a girl?
R: that’s what we thought you’d say. what if we have a boy AND a girl?
nephew: that’d be awesome! what if you have a half boy half girl? a boy with girl’s hair and wears dresses (starts giggling uncontrollably)
me: you’re silly!
nephew: yeah, i know!
i know they told him very very early on (before we even knew) that they were expecting his little brother a year and a half ago, so i’m not worried about him saying anything, but i will admit that while i was listening to him and R, i couldn’t help but wonder what we would tell him if something goes wrong.
but i’m trying really really hard to be positive. because today i am still pregnant.
speaking of which, when will it start to feel real? it still feels like a dream…