Thursday, January 28, 2010
Our Bouncing Baby
Yes, that's my little one. He/She is getting so big! I'm starting to feel a little more at ease now that I've gotten to the end of my first trimester. I know that there is always a chance something can go wrong at any time during a pregnancy, but it's now less likely.
I got this ultrasound two days ago, and it was the most exciting thing I've ever seen. Sure, I've seen the baby in earlier ultrasounds, but I always thought it looked like a little blob. I couldn't really make out what anything was. But that's all now changed, as I layed there on that table watching the big screen in front of me, a little human image came into focus. I was amazed! I didn't even realize that I was tearing up until I noticed I couldn't see the screen very well anymore. This is what I've been waiting for for 3 years! I looked over at David and he was smiling at me, and I could tell that he was just as happy as I was. I turned my attention back to the screen and saw our baby move around. He/She was moving their hands around and bouncing all over the place. I wonder if that's why I have to go to the restroom so much? lol I also thought it was so cute when the baby decided to flip over and show us it's little rump. It had it straight up in the air. :)
This ultrasound was actually to determine if the baby has any genetic defects. While I still have to wait for results from my blood tests, the doctor said the baby looks normal. They measured the fold on the back of its neck and that is suppose to determine if it has a higher chance of having down syndrome. I was very relived to hear that it appeared normal.
I have an appointment with my OB this Monday, so I hope our baby gives us another good show. I can't wait to see it bouncing around again.