Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Beat Is On!

It's my 28th birthday and the 10th week birthday for the little kumquat inside! Today Nate and I went to the doctor to hear our baby's heart beat. They say that you have a pretty good chance of hearing it between 10 and 12 weeks. I'll be 10 weeks pregnant tomorrow. When I explained to the nurse that I've been feeling pretty darn good so far, I think she got nervous that things might not be good. But within a couple of seconds of pushing a little probe around on my belly, we heard it - the whoosh whoosh whoosh of a tiny heart! As it beat along I felt a couple of tears roll down my cheeks. Exciting! Nate was pretty pumped too. He took out his mp3 player and captured the "whoosh" so we could share it with you.

We're thrilled to be parents, but also very aware that our lives are going to change drastically. To help prepare, we're making a list of all the restaurants in Madison that we've been wanting to try. We'll do our best to enjoy good food and virgin cocktails until it becomes a little bit harder to do so. Once the list actually materializes, maybe we'll share it with you so you can hold us accountable. :) Tonight we're off to Graze - a new "gastro pub."


  1. Thank you for the video! SO amazing! Maybe we'll just stick around till next spring. :)

  2. Yay!!! We are SO excited for you guys! We'll be praying that all goes well for Alicia and for your new little one! -Kristin

  3. Awesome. :) You guys are going to be great parents!

    Graze tips: skip the onion rings, but definitely try the pork buns and the potatoe fondue. And the fries are SOOOOO good. They also have a beet-walnut burger that rocks, and their pub burger does too if you're in the mood for's small but very filling.


  4. Sooo exciting! Looking forward to more updates about the little kumquat (great, great name!)!

    Elizabeth T


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