Robyn’s Pregancy Update: New Pictures Of Baby Pick

By Adam Pick on November 21, 2008

Hi everybody,

Thanks for all your wonderful notes, emails and phone calls regarding our recently announced pregnancy.

Earlier this week, Robyn (my wife) and I had another ultrasound. The two of us “Ewwwed” and “Ahhhhed” as the technician showed us our little, growing baby boy. We saw his hands, his feet, his legs, his heart, his head and, of course, his little pee-pee. Here is a picture of his profile (we think he’s sucking his thumb) and his right foot.

 

 

Baby Pick At 18 Weeks - View Of Foot

 

Our OBGYN said Baby Pick and Robyn are doing really well. We recently did some more tests. Everything continues to suggest that our baby is going to be very healthy. 🙂

As you would imagine… We are deep in the naming process. So far, we like the names Ethan, Myles and Charlie. Any thoughts on those? If so, click here to leave a comment.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


Julie Boland says on November 21st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

That is so exciting Adam and Robin!! I think Ethan sounds like an awesome name!!!! The others are nice too, but I like that one best!
The best to both of you!



Gail says on November 21st, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I like the name Ethan. Thanks for sharing the pictures.



Cindy says on November 21st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Baby looks great, congrats! I had my aortic valve replaced at age 46 on 9/25/08. I have known that I would someday have to have this done since I was 5 years old when they discovered the bicuspid aortic valve. I am preparing to return to work on Dec. 1, thankfully. I have been going stir crazy at the house.
One piece of advice for you and Robyn, since I believe you were born with your valve problem just like I was. For some peace of mind, when the baby is born, make sure that the pediatrician checks the baby’s heart real good. I have two children and had both of them checked immediately, both are fine! The peace of mind that gave me is priceless! Good luck with the new wee one!



Bev N. says on November 21st, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Adam and Robyn,
I have a grandson named Ethan so I am partial to that name. He is 8 and is a very handsome boy–I am sure the girls will be calling soon!



Jon & Julie says on November 21st, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Adam & Robyn,

I think when you look at you son, you will know what his name should be. When our oldest was born 24 years ago…I thought before he was born we were going to name him Michael….I looked at him and he did not look like a Michael to me at all….3 days later we had a Joel… and his name fits him. What a wonderful time this is for you!



Gillian says on November 21st, 2008 at 7:52 pm

John, I am 66yrs. I had a homograft heart valve and root replacement done 8 yrs ago now. I had an excellent recovery, but during the short term, of course experienced the normal bouts of “on/off” severe tiredness. But, if you’re experiencing episodes of sudden, profound, body fatigue, you could have an electrolyte problem (or like me – connective tissue weakness and electrolyte imbalance) and need supplements of magnesium aspartate or citrate, plus (possibly) calcium. I had been taking magnesium supplements prior to heart surgery, and for the past 10yrs have continued taking these. I very rarely have bout of fatigue now, and only if I stop taking magnesium. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR DRS ADVICE ON THIS AFTER BLOOD TESTS.
Hope you improve. Gillian



Kathy Mccain says on November 21st, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Hi Adam, and Robyn

I personally like the name Ethan. Ethan Pick has a certain ring to it. Kind of sounds like a writers name.

The ultra-sound is very exciting. Just seems like yesterday when I had mine, with my youngest, (my son who is now 18!)

Again, wishing you and your wife the very best!

Best regards, Kathy



Itzik Korakin says on November 22nd, 2008 at 2:37 am

Hi Adam and Robyn,

IMHO Ethan is a nice name for the baby boy, I am sort of biased since my brother’s name is Ethan. Being an Israeli I observe that it is compatible with both English and Hebrew, the exact pronounciation in Hebrew is Eitan.

Best of luck …
Itzik



Michael Lee says on November 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Hi Adam:

I’m a recent heart valve patient who had a little boy within 2 months of my urgent surgery (I had an Ascending Aortic Aneuryms that was nearly 8cm — found after a routine physical).

This is wonderful to see —- your wife and you are having a precious gift.

Thanks for all the work you’ve done in the blog and newsletter. It’s very reassuring to have a ‘community’ like this!

Mike



Aimee says on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 am

Personally, I like the name Charlie! Charlie Pick…sounds like a distinguished writer or a sports commentator. Either way I like it. Charlie isn’t an obnoxious name or a name that tries to stand out above the crowd, it’s easy, simple, timeless. I should know I am married to a Charles, a.k.a. Charlie.


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