March 28

Jennie's 20th week of pregnancy commences this week.

I spent several hours yesterday cleaning, organizing, and preparing the baby nursery for our son. Until yesterday, it was a dumping ground of boxes and junk not yet placed in the attic. Daphne has been warned to stay out of the crib. hehehe

Last week was Daphne's routine 3-year old doctor visit. Here are her stats:

HEIGHT: 38.1 inches (75th percentile, she's tall)
WEIGHT: 31 pounds (she's lean and mean)
RESULT: She is a normal, healthy kid.

Here are some new photos of Daphne:

Until tomorrow,
Dave T.


March 18

Jennie gave me some exciting news last night....

Daphne is pleased to have a baby brother in less than 5 months! She still calls him, "baby Max".

More to come....
Dave T.


March 16 (18 weeks pregnant)

Last Thursday, I came down with a mild case of the flu. Or, at least that's what the doctor tells me. Friday began with nausea, dizziness, dry cough, body aches, and a low grade fever. I had a fever for four consecutive days topping out at 102.7 on Saturday and tailing off Monday evening at 99.5 degrees.

The good news: I feel 100% better and other than my occasional cough, I cannot complain.

The bad news: Jennie is fevered and coming down with the sickness.

Daphne has almost recovered from a common cold with ear infections. I pray she does not catch the dreaded flu bug.

Today, Jennie has a routine OB exam and she returns to the specialist next week to evaluate her subchorionic hemorrhages. We will find out soon if we are having another princess or a bouncing baby boy.

Dave T.

March 9 (17 weeks pregnant)

Jennie felt the baby kick for the first time late last night. Until now, it has been easy to confuse stomach rumbling (or gas) with baby kicks.

She had a specialist appointment yesterday afternoon to monitor her subchorionic hemorrhages. Another ultrasound was performed and all appears fine with the baby's development. Jennie has been ordered to more bed rest for the next week or so.

Daphne refers to the "baby in Mommy's belly" as Baby Max. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the cartoon Max & Ruby, but it is funny. If we find out that we are having another girl, Baby Max might need to become Maxine. She originally wanted the new baby to have the name Daphne. We told her that might be a little confusing and she replied, "huh?"

More to come,
Dave T.

March 2

Happy birthday to Daphne! She turned 3 years old yesterday and celebrated all weekend. Her current passion: Sponge Bob Square Pants. Anything Sponge Bob themed is her favorite...

Jennie's 7-day bed rest adventure ended last night, but her upcoming doctor visit is not until next week. The doctor wants to monitor the baby's progress every other week for now (and as long as bleeding continues).

Here are some new photos of Daphne from the past weekend:

This is typical -- Daphne playing Angry Birds on my iPhone

Daphne loves her new Thomas the Train set. Choo! Choo! Conductor Daphne

Opening one of her many birthday gifts

I helped her blow out the 3 candles...

Trying on Mommy's high heels

Until tomorrow,
Dave T.