20 weeks and counting
We’ve reached the halfway point in the pregnancy. Today we went in for a prenatal visit and spent about 15 minutes looking at the ultrasound. The little guy or gal (we don’t know, and don’t want to know until it gets here — a boy or a girl is fine) was pretty active during our appointment: in addition to seeing the little heart beating away, we got to see the arms, hands, and jaw move. We also got detailed looks at the spine, femur, and skull. It was simply amazing. When we got the close up, full-frame look at the skull I had the overwhelming urge to say “we’re having a little pirate!” but I managed to keep my fool mouth shut and just drink in the moment of looking our kid square in the face for the first time.
The doc videotaped the entire ultrasound session, but since I lack the equipment and the free time to transfer VHS to digital, you’ll just have to come over to our place to watch it. In the meantime, here’s a pic (click to enlarge) of Cheris’ growing baby belly. Sorry, I realize I chose a poor spot for the picture — the dark background really obscures her shape — but we’ll be taking a lot more of these, so the ones to follow will be better.