4D-scanning


4D scan
Originally uploaded by viralbus

I dag troppede vi syv mand høj (os, børnene, Dougie og Ann) op på en privat scanningsklinik på Ingram Street.

De scannede Phyllis, og ikke blot sagde de, at det med 97% sandsynlighed er en pige, men vi fik også en DVD med hjem med utrolige billeder af pigen!

Er hun ikke smuk? Jeg kan næsten ikke vente til december! 🙂

Burgundy, Sanford or Birch?

Obviously Phyllis and I are spending some time these days discussing potential names for our baby (the kids call it Bart).

Today I found a website that asks you some simple questions and in return suggests some names. Phyllis and I answered the questions together, and here’s the result:

  • Girls: Burgundy, Carmen, Caroline, Fauna, Ginger, Hannah, Jada, Julie, Sandra, Sienna
  • Boys: Casper, Connor, Corbin, Dalton, Gordon, Kenneth, Sanford
  • Unisex: Birch, Jude

The idea is good, but the result is terrible! Surely even a badly written program can come up with better suggestions than that!?! I mean, Gordon is a nice name, but we can’t really use that, can we now?

Buying a house


The house we’re buying
Originally uploaded by viralbus

My two-bedroom flat in the city centre has felt a little bit crowded ever since Phyllis, Marcel, Charlotte and Léon moved in last year, and it’s not been ideal for Marcel and Charlotte to live so far from their school.

What with Bart arriving in December (no, we’ll find another name before then!), things were not going to get any better, so we were happy when we found a house in Newton Mearns with enough rooms for us all.

Phyllis has taken some nice photos of it.


Floorplan
Originally uploaded by viralbus

The dimensions of the rooms are as follows:

Name Dimensions Area
Lounge 399 363 14.48
Dining 328 310 10.15
Kitchen 378 282 10.67
Family room 597 216 12.89
Dining/bedroom 381 305 11.61
Porch 239 104 2.49
Bedroom 307 241 7.42
Bedroom 389 203 7.90
Bedroom 384 279 10.72
Bedroom 292 297 8.68
Bathroom 307 173 5.31
Bathroom 198 183 3.62
Bathroom 254 198 5.03

We’re thinking about making a new kitchen in the family room, and having three bathrooms with bathtubs is somewhat over the top, so we might do something about that, too.

The rooms listed above add up to 110 m2, but the survey claims the house altogether is 160 m2.

Kicking

We’d been worried for a couple of weeks that the baby wasn’t kicking, given that Phyllis normally always is able to feel the kicking pretty early on. There was a heartbeat, however, so the hospital told us not to worry.

A couple of days ago, Phyllis’s doctor then managed to use the equipment he uses for listening to the baby’s heartbeat to let her listen to the kicking, so it was clear that it was happening, even if she couldn’t feel it (probably because the placenta was in the way).

And today the baby has been kicking strongly, so strongly that even I could feel it when I was lucky enough to place my hand in the right place! 🙂

It’s a shame 4D scans aren’t offered for free – I’d really like one of those, just to see how the baby looks while it kicks!

Gravid!


12-week scan
Originally uploaded by viralbus

Som nogle af jer allerede véd, er Phyllis gravid. 🙂

Jeg har ventet med at blogge det i nogen tid, da vi lige ville have 12-ugers-scanningen på plads og have fortalt børnene det og så videre.

Men den er god nok: Som billedet her viser (flere billeder her), er det allerede et rigtigt barn, omend han/hun på billedet kun er omkring 7 cm og nu nærmer sig de 10 cm. Der er en udviklingskalender her.

Hun forventes at føde den 14. december, så vi kommer nok ikke til Danmark ved juletid, men sandsynligvis lidt senere på vinteren – den lille skal da vises frem. 🙂

Jeg glæder mig til at vise Phyllis’ mave frem i juli!