Geeking Out at the Doctor’s Office


This past Monday Amanda had a doctor’s appointment and because Thanksgiving break, I was able to go to this one.

First up was the ultrasound. We were treated to a few lovely picture of our little boy or girl. We were in for a treat because this is when measurements are taken to check the thickness of the sac behind the baby’s head. If the fluid is too thick the baby has an increased chance of having chromosome disorders (like Down’s Syndrome).



The coolest part of the ultrasound (other than getting to see pictures of my child) was that the operator could show the baby from the top down almost like a CAT scan.

Then we went back and saw the doctor. We talked about many medical topics and questions that we had. But then we got to hear the baby’s heartbeat through a pocket sized device, which was really cool.

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Geek Dad Times 2 (at least)

Some major news in our house very recently….Amanda is pregnant! We are all very excited. We are still very early in the process so we are not out of the woods just yet.

I want to start this entire journey by telling the story of how “big sister” Claire forced us into a reveal.

We found out on a Monday. We were both very excited but we didn’t want Claire to spoil the surprise to anyone. We were planning on revealing our pregnancy during my sister’s upcoming birthday, so we decided not to tell Claire until later. We were able to hold in our excitement for a total of 2 days and told her on Tuesday night. We explained what a secret was and we told her that there was a baby in Mommy’s belly.

She went to my mother’s house and was fine all day Wednesday. Then Thursday rolls around and I asked Claire if she had told Bubbe (my mom) our secret. She, very nonchalantly says “Yes.” So I asked what secret she told and she says, “There’s a baby in Mommy’s belly.” The next part took some coaxing, but I asked what Bubbe said when she was told the secret. Claire eventually looks at both Amanda and I and said “WHAT?!?!?!” There is something lost in text form. The way that she said it was EXACTLY the way my mother would say it.

Check out our reveal video here!

Expect more Baby Bump updates coming up soon. In the meantime enjoy this video of reactions to our announcement.

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Claire has been pretending for a little while now. She has been playing games with toys, making up songs, even talking to dolls, but this weekend there was a major shift in her pretend world.

It started when we went out for the day on Saturday. Claire started with the exclamation “It’s chasing us!!” We started out a bit worried, but when she responded to the question “What is chasing us?” she said that it was an ogre. “An ogre from Sofia the First!”

Next the ogre gained an ally, a character from a completely different universe. “Nightmare Moon is following us in the sky. She’s helping the ogre!!”


The next day something else was chasing us in the car. A boulder was supposedly coming down the road to squish us. As far as I know she has never seen something like this, but she was describing a boulder similar to the Boulder from the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”


I can’t wait to see what great new ideas her developing imagination comes up with…especially with a little bit of a geeky nudge from dear old Dad.