Our sweet Wee One is full of life – ALREADY!! The much-anticipated ultrasound went really well this morning. We were told the baby doesn’t have down’s syndrome, spina bifida or a cleft palate. Huge sigh of relief. You always worry about those things…. Anyway, the ultrasound tech was very knowledgeable and showed us the 4 chambers of the heart, the brain, 2 little legs and feet with 5 toes on each foot, adorable 5-fingered hands and a tiny body that was bouncing around. Wee One was having a blast in there – kicking me away! I’ve included a video below and will post our pictures soon. At one point, she pushes down on my stomach and you can see the little arm and hand fly up! Pay close attention around 30 seconds and on (it’s only a short 50 sec video) and watch how much movement is going on. At the beginning of the video, baby is laying on the back, then flips to the side, then (at the very end) flips to the stomach!! It was actually hard to get pictures, as we seemed to be interrupting Wee One’s party. The video is a bit hard to see, because it’s so far away, but you can definitely see the arm movement….and the wriggling of the belly. If you REALLY look close, you can see the umbilical cord near the end of the vid. We saw hiccups (cutest thing EVER) too! It was an unbelievably emotional experience and absolutely mind-blowing to see the little person we created so full of life already. Wee One is measuring 18w6d (4 days ahead of our actual 18w2d today) and is 9 ounces. The ultrasound tech said everything looked wonderful and healthy…her only concern is that my placenta is low. She said she firmly believes it will come “up”, but wants us to do another ultrasound at 28 weeks to be sure. I’m not really worried about it…. I think it will sort itself out. We weren’t going to have any other ultrasounds, and I’m secretly happy that we’re going back now so I can see the growth of 10 weeks! I think that’s pretty much it. We’re on cloud nine, of course!
Oh, I’m sorry, did you want to know the sex? That’s not why you came here is it? No…..I didn’t think so……
Okay friends, I’ll give you all what you REALLY wanted:
IT’S A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Yup. I kid you not. Believe it or not bloggers, all my dreams were wrong (as were some of your votes! It was something like 21 girl, 11 boy) and we’re having a sweet baby boy. I gotta admit, I was definitely surprised. It took the tech maybe 3 seconds to see the little boy parts. I couldn’t believe it. She did an “up-close” of his parts and there is NO denying that’s our little guy. Although I wanted a girl, I’m thrilled we have a healthy (and active) baby boy. Now we can put away all the girl clothes, and start preparing everything for our little man. Our little man that we now call by name (when no one’s around to hear!)! This is all happening so fast, and I’m just IN AWE of the feelings and emotions that have overcome me (crying away in parts of the ultrasound). We left there with quite a few printed pictures and I’ve been staring at them all day. I shall post some soon! I’m so in love with him already…….