Grace and I finally heard my kid's heartbeat at 12 weeks using the fetal doppler device. We were nervous at first because we couldn't hear anything at first. We heard Grace's own heartbeat and then the device started sputtering until we couldn't hear anything. Turns out the device was low on battery and it just needed a new pair. Dr. Shuurman went back to using the doppler on Grace's stomach and after a few seconds of discovery, we finally hear the strong beat of my kid's heart. putumpt-putumpt-putumpt... It was the most exciting thing for us. Almost as if my wife had given birth right there and then. Our next appointment is in a month and I can hardly wait. This pregnancy thing isn't at all easy, is it? The anxiety is the worst.
My kids and wife flew out to Niagara Falls immediately when the school bell sounded. That's how excited we were to start out on our summer vacation. I could only take 2 weeks off from work so I stayed behind and planned to fly out end of July. I was a bachelor until then. Niagara Falls from Jun 29-Jul 14 The adventure starts in Niagara Falls where my in-laws live. My kids and wife bonded with cousins and extended family for about two weeks. Starting July 6 they went camping at Fifty Point Conservatory Area in Hamilton and boating in Lake Ontario. My kids rode at top speed on the boat and also got pulled behind the boat on a three-person inflatable dingy. Their adventure continued south to Washington DC after that, driving for 7 hours. Washington DC from July 15 They went to Washington DC for a day and stayed at Hilton Garden Inn. They went to see the Whitehouse, the US capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington monument, and many