Thursday, September 15, 2016

First Ultrasound!!



A few days ago, I got a call in the morning. It was Laura, the amazing woman I spoke with at the Pregnancy Center I went to a couple of weeks ago.

She had remembered how I had wanted an ultrasound but that they didn't have any appointments available for quite some time.

But then, suddenly, she heard that they were looking for pregnant "models" that would be willing to let their ultrasound tech-in training do an ultrasound on them. Would I be interested in coming in that evening?

Heck yeah I would be, I exclaimed!

The kids were all thrilled to be able to go in and see the first images of their new baby brother or sister! Unfortunately, everyone was so darned excited that no one remembered to take pictures while we were there! hahahaha

Just to clarify: this was a non-medical and unoffical ultrasound.

They were able to, however, give me the heart rate and approximate age of the baby.

I'm not going to lie: I cried during this ultrasound. Out of both happiness and relief. I had been so worried that there wouldn't be a heartbeat. That maybe there wouldn't even be a baby.

So when we saw our little peanut bouncing around, kicking his legs, happy as a clam, that put my mind at ease.

And the heart rate? 166 beats per minute.

A strong heart and happy baby.

He is measuring pretty much how far along I have been figuring (about 9 weeks). There was a 3 day difference but it's not an exact science.

And, without further ado, here is our beautiful little peanut:


 Okay, so I have to confess. I had 3 ultrasound pics. But they aren't loading into the system! What?! Grr!! Okay, well, I'm not going to get frustrated. After all, baby still looks like a warped peanut in the ultrasound pics, right? hahaha So, rest assured that everything looks great but my stupid computer isn't processing my memory card. Whatevs. The pic that is showing up is a pretty great shot, right? He kept kicking his little legs up and down. Antonio swears the baby smiled. Yes, folks, we are getting all sappy and emotional up in here.

Until next time...xoxoxo

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