Saturday, January 10, 2009

Baby in the Uterus!

CHRISTMAS SUMMARY: It was a lovely Holiday. We felt very blessed to receive and enjoy so many things. But--Shaun and I have some cool new baby stuff to talk about. We went to my first pre-natal appointment yesterday. I'm not actually as big as the picture above. That was just a little fun with Teri and Maren Thursday night. I thought it would be funny to wear this pillow (as pictured under my shirt) to my first prenatal appointment---but I thought it wouldn't send the right message.

Anyway, the appointment went well. We were told that everything looked good. Also, we were told by Dr. Tu that she was 70% sure it was a boy. She thought she saw the little boy part. We have a better ultrasound on January 19th--which will have better images. Then we'll have another one at 20 weeks. She said, "If I were you, I wouldn't tell anyone until you know for sure." Both Shaun and I smiled and when she left the room we said, I can't wait to tell as soon as possible.

My predicted due date was the same one Dr. Tu gave--July 5, 2009. She said that could change depending on what the second ultrasound found. We don't think it will change.

Well, we got to see the heart beating and even Baby E's little arm moving around like it was doing the robot. It was a powerful and surreal moment for both of us as we saw the human growing inside of me and made a visual connection to the word PREGNANT and OUR FAMILY. Both of us are still in awe as we think back on our ultrasound. We feel so blessed and honored to be given a child to prepare for. As Dr. Tu measured the baby, she noted that the femur was a little shorter in length (more like a 13 week baby). This was funny to us because Shaun has a long torso and short legs. (He's a little taller than me--but the proportion of the baby may match Shaun in that way at least.) It was so special to connect mentally to Baby E!

Enjoys some of the pictures.
1) Baby's full body (well the legs are in the dark a bit)
2) Arms and fingers
3) Head circumference
4) Femur measurement
5) Baby full length again...it's the spine amazing!?
6) Abdomen circumference

7 comments:

Cheryl Martinsen said...

Congrats!!!! Wow so awesome to see baby pics. How fun for you guys. I can't wait to see if the doctor is right about Baby E being a boy!

kaitlyn said...

HOORAY! i am so glad that you got to see your doctor... it makes the whole thing a little more real, especially the ultrasound and heartbeat! congrats on the boy (or girl) and yea for short legs! i definitely have that same issue, long torso, short legs, that is.

i totally think you should have taken the fake belly to the appointment, it looks remarkably realistic :)

congrats again!

Alicia said...

That is so cool you guys. I remember how it was. I cried after mine and I didn't even know why I kept crying. It took me a couple hours to get over it and move forward. It's such an amazing thing and you just can't prepare yourself for how it feels to see those images, huh? I am so happy for you guys. If we all hang together in this ward for a while, there will be all these babies about the same age!

Kimi said...

Congratulations, you guys. The ultrasound always made it so much more real for me. It's just so incredible to be able to get a little peek in there. Baby E looks like he's growing great!! I'm sure my boys will be excited if they get another little boy for a cousin ;) But we love girls too! Can't wait to find out for sure!

The Bergant Family said...

At least you know you look cute in the "bigger stages" with the pillow stunt! Thanks for sharing those cute pictures. You'll love a boy-they are insanely fun! Or you'd love girl too, but I don't know about that yet!

Emma, Wendy and James said...

Look at your little peanut!! I am so excited for you guys. I can't wait to see all three of you on Saturday and give you a big hug!

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