Mike and I know what we are having but we aren't saying anything just yet. We are taking the grandparents and the brothers out to dinner on Saturday to share the news. We're deciding to go about it this way because when we told everyone we were pregnant in the first place, it was very informal and impersonal. We were so excited we just made phone calls. We want to present them with a more meaningful way of introducing our baby to the family. It should be very fun.
At the appointment, the technician worked on measuring everything on the baby and looking for any abnormalities. Everything looks wonderful and perfect. She kept saying how beautiful the baby looked. We saw the creepy baby face that always looks weird in the ultrasound. I told Mike it looked like a cartoon puppy. The eyeballs in the sockets were huge. The baby was very squirmy and not all that cooperative at first. It kept those legs crossed as to not show any of its "junk" to peering eyes. Such a good kid. The spine looked very good, the heart had all the its chambers, the kidneys looked good, and the overall size of everything looked right on track. She measured a foot that was poking out. 1 inch! So tiny. That was to help us get a perspective of how big it really was. Also, saw it's perfect little profile and little nose. It's mouth and nose looked in great shape. When she finally told us what we were having, I could seriously hear a drum roll in my head. Mike and I both cried when we were told. It was amazing. We'd been waiting for so long to know what we were having and no matter what her answer was, we were going to be very pleased. It brings tears to my eyes and a big smile to my face to think about it now. The last time we saw our Baby Moo was when it looked like a peanut on the screen. Here we were seeing a little person moving around, waving, making a fist, opening and closing its mouth. It was such an amazing experience. Getting to experience this with Mike has been so beyond perfect. Not to sound too sappy, but we have so much love for one another, I can't imagine how incredibly loved this baby will be. It will be a very happy baby. We're both so excited, we can hardly wait to start getting the nursery going. Mike says he already has some plans that have been made to prepare the room and it will be a surprise. He's such a good man. His enthusiasm and excitement warms my heart and I love him for that more than he'll probably ever know. I wouldn't have wanted this with any other person.
To my husband, Mike: I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for our family and for just being you.
Lump in the throat.
By the way, the baby currently weighs 8 oz. I will post pictures later.