Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Devil in the White City

After a half-hour of monitoring baby's heart rate and movement, my doctor talked to us mostly about the books all of us were reading. Which is to say, baby girl is fine and healthy--to the point of being a boring conversation topic--and I just have to go back every week for the same kind of monitoring and will have another ultrasound the first week of July to gauge her growth again.

As for the title of the post, my doctor is reading "Devil in the White City," which is about the Chicago World's Fair and a serial killer who preyed on young women at the same time. I'm just about finished with "Collapse," and Derrick is about half-way through "Guns, Germs, and Steel." All good books, and all concerned at least somewhat about history, though "Collapse" also looks toward the future in its examination of the past, especially in the last couple of chapters where it applies lessons of past societies to modern western civilization.

These are scans of the ultrasound images from last week's appointment (for those interested). She's bigger, so the face pictures are a bit more Skeletor-ish than the first batch, but the foot picture is really cool! Oh yeah, and the technician could see hair all over her head.


  1. Are you going back weekly because of her size? It can't be easy!

    I love the foot picture, too!

  2. Yep. Fortunately, the doctor's office isn't terribly busy and I schedule all my appointments for basically the earliest spot so I can still make it into work. It probably helps that she's pretty active, too, so the doctor really has no concerns about her health :)