Tuesday, May 20, 2008

14 weeks and Counting!

We had our NT scan last Thursday. I was so excited I could hardly wait for the day to come. I think I mentally held my breath for a second when she placed the wand on my stomach as if to worry that Baby Bear might just have been a dream in my head or somehow had disappeared. Every time they do an ultrasound, it's the same feeling. I don't know if every mom-to-be feels this way, but somehow the endless ultrasounds of my empty uterus is a hard mental memory that's hard to shake. But then within seconds, there he was. My baby. Inside of me after all this time.

The u/s tech said her favorite time to do ultrasounds was between 11-13 weeks because they are fully babies and you can see them so clearly moving. I was simply amazed at every last detail. I could see every notch on his spine, his ribs, the bones in his arms. I saw his tiny footprint. I counted five tiny fingers on one arm and saw where his eyes and nose are. I saw his brain. I saw his profile and jawline. I even think I caught a glimpse of him sucking his thumb all at 13 weeks and 5 days. And we saw that he is probably a boy!

I can't help but praise my God when I see His handiwork in knitting this tiny little baby together. It screams of His glory. I think of Psalm 139 13-16. I love The Message version:

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day.

After seeing the baby, I had my cervix checked and it was great at 4.5 centimeters! I was so relieved. Hopefully, the good ole' ute will continue to behave.

We are off to California on Saturday for a week's vacation. It's a 5-6 hour plane ride, so should be interesting being pregnant. We are going to San Diego, LA and DisneyLand! I am so excited and ready for a vacation.

Mickey, here we come!


sara said...

I love the pictures! I am so happy that everything is going well so far, that is great news! Your vacation sounds great..you'll have to take a lot of pictures for me :-) I'm dying for a vacation myself, but I think maybe a trip off of the couch is all that's in the stars for now, hehe! I can't believe you and I are hanging in there, just a few weeks apart. A boy, huh? That is awesome! I can't wait to see if we can tell what we're having in a few weeks..the suspense is killing me. I'm glad the cervix and the ute are behaving...you have to post a picture of yourself soon...I'm sure you look gorgeous as always! Hugs!

wayne said...

glad things are going well

have fun on vacation

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Congrats on the probable boy - you will have so much fun!

YA said...

Oh seeing those u/s photos put a big ole smile on my face..

So glad everything is going well.

sara said...

I left you a little award on my post from today, hope all is going well for you!

TroyCrouse said...

Congrats on the baby boy! (assuming the probability pans out). Nothing quite like the feeling of seeing the little one bouncing around in the womb ;-)