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October 21, 2003

Baby Bun

Denise and I saw Bun today on ultrasound (pics). Bun (we couldn't call it it, ya know) was moving around inside the womb even at just 12+ weeks. I thought babies just kinda hung around like apples and grew for 9 months, but tis not so.

Miraculous is truly the only word worthy to describe the feeling that another human life--our new child--is on the way.

On a more serious note, we also talked to a genetic counselor. My brother, Dirk, had Marfan's syndrome (linky, linky), which affects the connective tissues of the body to an extent that many born with it don't live past infancy, although today's treatments are far superior to yesteryear. He eventually died at 21 of an aneurysm of the aorta, an undiagnosed symptom at the time. Connective tissue has a hand in developing eyes, skin, blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage, as well as surrounding many major organs. We were concerned that I may be carrying some of the genes that Dirk was dealt, but the counselor doesn't think so.

So Bun looks healthy, mother looks healthy, and all systems are GO.

Posted by tat at October 21, 2003 12:51 PM

Denise, did you have to pee when that ultrasound was taken? Haha! Also, I think Bun looks a bit like a giardia - what do you think, Bryan? :)

Posted by: Deb Taranik at October 25, 2003 08:51 AM

Ya know, that's exactly what I was thinking as I was watching the pictures. :)

Posted by: Bryan at October 25, 2003 09:01 AM

You can take the Daddy out of Science, but you can't take the Science out of Daddy. :)

Posted by: Deb Taranik at November 9, 2003 10:00 AM