Sunday, May 2, 2010

I think I'm in love

Ok, scratch that. I AM in love.

We had our NT screening u/s and bloodwork done yesterday, at 12w3d. I woke up feeling very calm actually, not nervous at all. All the way there, and sitting in the waiting room, I wasn't thinking worst case scenario, but I wasn't decorating the nursery in my head either. I was just, calm. 

My mom and hubby were asked to wait just outside as the technician said that she would do all the measurements first and then call them inside to look.  She told me that she couldn't 'work' with people peering over her shoulder, which I completely understand. It actually worked out that I was alone I think, because when she swiveled that monitor around for me to look, my heart fluttered jumped as I lay eyes on our beautiful baby and it was just me, and Sprout (and the technician) - but it was like we shared this priceless moment that only can be between a mother and her baby.  S/he has gotten so big! and golly gee, s/he really looks like a baby now! I was breathless and in awe as I saw Sprout flip and jump around as if it were doing some funky dance in my ute. 

My hubby and mom were called in shortly after and they were completely thrilled to see Sprout, and to see head, body, limbs and all. Sprout was measuring a day ahead at 12w4d (keener!) so that was great to hear.  It was quite a feat to get Sprout to move into the right position so the technician could get the right measurements - get this, she had me do SIT UPs on the table! That and she was jiggling my belly around like she was hoping for the genie to come out or something! 

Must've worked b/c Sprout cooperated and she got the shot she needed.  I walked out of there on cloud 9 - I just couldn't believe that I was actually getting to experience what I've dreamed of, what I've longed for all this time. 
It's a miracle and a blessing and I know how lucky I am.  

Later that evening, hubby and I watched The Tim.e Travell.er's Wife - I hadn't gotten around to finishing the book so I really didn't know the whole story. (((spoiler alert))) When they showed Claire going through the miscarriages, my heart just sank as I recalled the shock and sadness of what we went through last year. Then Henry came back from the future to tell her that they end up having a girl, and that she's beautiful and smart; putting his wife's mind at ease that the baby she was carrying would live and thrive.  As I watched, I thought to myself, why couldn't it be like that in real life? Where you fast forward in time and see a healthy child grow up to be smart and strong and healthy? So that this pregnancy can be fully celebrated and enjoyed as it should be? 


I know my life has already been written by God - so I am hoping the next chapter includes a healthy bouncy baby in my arms in November. For now, I am celebrating this milestone that almost brings me to the end of the 1st trimester.


Bloggies, I'd like to introduce you to my dear Sprout at 12w4d: Isn't s/he a cutie? :) 




14 comments:

  1. I was tearing up reading this post. So very happpy for you and that Sprout is growing as he/she should be!!! This baby is blessed to have you as a mother. So excited for you!!

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  2. S/he is an absolute cutie!! I can't begin to tell you how very happy I am for you!! It's amazing to think you are almost at your 2nd tri already (although I'm sure it seems like forever for you)! You are doing an amazing job.

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  3. Yay! Our baby was totally asleep at our scan as well, so the tech was jiggling my belly as well. But it made for a longer experience, which I loved. Beautiful baby!

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  4. Wasn't it just amazing?!! I was also in awe when we went for our screening ultrasound. I couldn't believe Lil Pea was already a little baby!!
    I am so happy for you and glad to hear things continue to look great!! And what a great picture you got! Congrats again!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL, Wendy :) What a happy, happy day! You're nearly in the 2T, hooray!!!

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  6. So happy for you! I give you so much credit for not being nervous. Good for you. What a beautiful little person you have there! :)

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  7. Aww, how precious. Glad it went well and that everyting is perfect!

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  8. Adorable! Just a few more days until your 2T. Yay!

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  9. Hi Sprout!!! So adorable. Congratulations on a great scan!

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  10. Adorable baby! :) I am so excited for you!

    I read the Time Traveller's Wife, and didn't like it. It wasn't just the miscarriages, but the entire book. It made me not even want to see the movie. Was the movie better than the book?

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  11. congratulations. i love u/s bc you get to meet your baby! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  12. definitely a cutiepie already! reading your post brings back wonderful memories of my early pregnancy. When you have that baby in your arms come november (hey, Kaua will be just about 1 year old then!), it'll be such an awesome thing to remember your own journey. I remember how scary and awesome it is.....cherish these memories. =) Priceless!

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  13. I loved that ultrasound appt because it's the first time you can actually see a real baby, not a blob, not a sea monkey, an actual baby. Glad you enjoyed your day!

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  14. Wendy, I saw that movie just a few weeks after I lost Jonathan and I remember the one scene in the movie where they go for an ultrasound at 18 weeks and they tell Claire they are having a girl and the girl was healthy. It almost came to me as a sign...we lost Jonathan at 18 weeks.

    Glad all is well. Your sweet baby is beautiful!!

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