Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Meet our Baby...
I don't know why it's posting the pictures in this order... that wasn't really what I had in mind but that's ok. The above picture is my growing baby bump at 12 weeks... I now understand why everyone thought it was twins. It's a little easier to see when you aren't looking down on it lol. There is only one baby in there though (whew!) and we were able to see him/her in the ultrasound last week which was absolutely amazing. It is by far the most astounding thing I've ever seen. It's one thing to find out that you are pregnant by a little stick that says so, it's another thing completely to actually see your little miracle on a screen flipping around. For some reason I had it in my head that it would take the ultrasound tech a second to find the baby in there since it was so small but as soon as she put the (FREEZING COLD) sticky gel stuff on and stuck the little scope thing on my belly there it was. Talk about a flood of emotions- one second I was laughing (which made her job a little difficult I think) and the next I was crying (again... poor lady) and eventually I had to calm myself down a little so that she didn't have to push so hard to keep the thing on my moving belly. Lol. The baby didn't really want to cooperate and kept moving around like a crazy person in there. She said I had made a ton of room in there for him/her and it looked like they were using the space well... I had to agree. The baby was waving its arms around and doing little flips in there just having a great time. It's the strangest thing to see all that movement inside you and not be able to feel it! In the picture above you can see the baby's head on the right side, it has its (I abhor calling the baby "it" but you can only say the baby so many times in one sentence I think...) left hand up by his/her face. The thing in the middle that looks like a leg is actually the umbilical cord (which it was playing with part of the time) but the one on the far left is a leg.
Here's another picture of our little baby... We can't wait to meet him/her and actually get to see it all the time. The sonogram was over before we knew it and I can't wait to go back for another sneak peek at my baby! We don't go back until September which seems like ages from now, but I'm sure it will be here before we know it!