Friday, October 20, 2006

The Big One

On Tuesday Rocky and I went in for the 20 week appointment-- the one with the ultrasound, the one where you can tell the gender, the one where you find out how things are looking, the one that calms your nerves or not. . . I have honestly been such a freak emotionally since I've gotten pregnant. I had been having nightmares for about a week which only made me worry more that something was wrong. I had dreams almost everynight that something major was going to be discovered. pregnant Sunee couldn't even eat the night before the ultrasound.

Well, finally the appointment rolled around. We went right into the sonographer's room. It was pretty much like I expected-- gel on the belly, metal probe looking thing being rolled across it, and a wonderful monitor where we could watch the inside of me! Technology is wonderful. Well right off she asks if we want to know the sex, and I'm not kidding you, one second later she had our baby's "tush" (as she called it) up on the screen and was telling us it was a girl. What a shocker. We're not sure why but we really thought the baby was going to be a boy.

Thankfully that was the only shocker from the appointment. Everything else looked great! We got to see all 10 fingers and toes. Her lips and nose, her kidneys, stomach, brain, heart. She was right on target for growth. That's what I'd been praying for all along.

As we were leaving, the sonographer handed us a DVD of the experience. Needless to say, I could not wait to get that thing into a DVD player and watch it over again. As soon as we got back to the office what did I do but put in that DVD. Only to find out it didn't work! I was about to freak out, but Rocky called the office and scheduled another appointment for the following day just to get another DVD.

This was one screw up I wasn't too sad about. I meant I got to go check out our daughter yet again. It was pretty exciting all over again. This time she was moving around alot which she didn't do too much of the first time. She was kicking and flailing. Very cool.

Things are setting in pretty fast now. She's due in about 4 months. That's it. We've got alot to do-- find a pediatrician, sign up for classes, come up with a birth plan, come up with a name. . .ahhh, it's a little overwhelming to think about it all but i'm sure will be well worth it? I'm sure it will be. I can't wait to meet our little one.

Here's the ultrasound video: