Friday, November 16, 2007

It's A Baby!



Today was the long-awaited, once cancelled, ten week appointment! We were a bit nervous and apprehensive going in to our very early appointment, but since we were the first ones there, we didn't have to wait long. We went to the ultrasound room first. Past experience with 10 week ultrasounds taught me to expect a round ball with a flashy light insight (hopefully, being the baby's heartbeat). To our shock and wonder, the image that flashed up on the screen was not an indiscriminate blinky thing, but a marvelous, wonderfully created, moving, wiggling baby! Our doctor's ultrasound machine rocks, and we were not only able to see our babies' head, back, arms, legs, nose, heart and mouth, but we saw it in 4D! It is incredible to see something so small and so perfect. The doc said that everything looked great, and baby Gray is growing at a wonderful rate. As a matter of fact, I am a week further along than we thought. What a blessing to discover that I could skip a whole week of morning sickness in an instant! I am officially in the last week of my first trimester, and they moved my due date up to May 30 (from June 6). All in all, this visit could not have gone better. We know that there were MANY out there praying for us, and we are immeasurably grateful.


We love these little pictures of the baby. The first one is the backside, and the second one is front facing. It's little hand is up by it's cheek, like a little salute, and very reminiscent of every ultrasound in which we saw Jack. No, they were unable to tell the sex of the baby--that will have to be for another day.

8 comments:

Molly said...

Yeah! So excited that your appt. went well and baby is doing great! Take care of yourself.

Leanne said...

Congratulations!!!
Oh, I love those ultrasound pictures, too!! His machine ROCKS!!
I hope you are feeling better (or relatively so ), soon!
Leanne

Kristi said...

Isn't it amazing the technology that we have access to today??!! Congrats on the good news!

DreaM said...

I am so glad everything is going well!! God is so good!! I will be praying that the morning sickness will be gone soon. I know how terrible it can feel. I know that seeing the ultrasound is just a relief & gives you peace of mind.

Dana said...

Wow that is awesome! I'm very excited for all of you. It was great to run into you the other night in Meijer. Did you make it through the 2 hour practice okay? Hope you picked out some good snacks!

Alana said...

Congrats Betty!

Jeffo said...

Hey Alana!

We miss you!!

Jeff

Betty 'Rie said...

Thank you, all of you. It was a great relief to see that wiggly baby!