Friday, January 4, 2008

The BIG Ultrasound

We went in for our big ultrasound yesterday and had a great experience. My sister Tasha was able to be there with us which made it even more special. Abby really enjoyed seeing the baby again and was extremely fascinated by it (at least for the first 10-15 minutes or so.) After checking everything and doing all the measurements, we found out that we have a pretty perfect looking baby growing inside of me. Here are a few pictures of our ultrasound (we don't have a scanner so I had to take pictures of the shots, hence the quality is not the greatest, but I still think you can see most everything)...

We have a foot...
And a hand...
And of course, a baby!!
We also had a few 3-D pictures taken which were pretty neat to see. Here is a face shot of our little bundle of joy with its hands up near its head, just chillin' in the womb.
And the big money shot....(I think you can all probably tell what we are having without me having to actually spill the beans!!)

We are really excited to be having a little boy. It will take some getting used to after being around mostly girls my entire life, but it should be a lot of fun. And it will be really nice to have one of each, which definitely takes the pressure off of having to keep trying for the one missing gender!!

I was a little worried going into the ultrasound that everything would be okay. Everyone told me that I would start showing sooner since this was baby #2. Not only am I not showing sooner, I'm hardly showing at all (even my doctor seemed a bit surprised at how small I still was for being almost 5 months pregnant.) I haven't gained any weight and am still wearing all of my normal clothes, so needless to say, I was a little worried that the baby wasn't growing right. After the ultrasound though, my worries were greatly relieved. In fact, the baby is measuring 10 days ahead of my actual due date which puts us at an unofficial due date of May 21 (Jason's birthday.) Jason was pretty excited about that, but I still have a feeling this baby will be like his big sister and make us wait a while for his grand entrance.
After seeing such a healthy (and extremely active) little baby in there, we are even more excited about welcoming him into our family. We're halfway there!!!