20 weeks and counting

Cheris at 20 weeks preggers 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.

folks before you had this to say:

  1. Mac

    Hi, Cheris! You look so beautiful and younger than before!

  2. Brent

    I didn’t know you had a banjo! J/K. Looking good. Congrats!

  3. Keith H.

    Congrats Rob! Get ready for an amazing adventure. The whole pregnancy and childbirthing process is a true miracle. And I don’t care what anyone says, just cause you have children doesnt mean you have to abondon the kid inside you.

  4. Tom

    Thanks for giving me an idea of what Regina is going to look like here in about 15 weeks. Just joking. Can’t wait to be another Uncle.

  5. Granny Annie

    Snif! Sigh! …aw!!! KISS BABY!!

  6. Melissa

    Wow! You look so cute! You guys are gonna have sooo much fun!

    Miss You

  7. Auntie Grams

    WOW cherootie toot! You look MAHVELOUS! I have been shopping for you!!!!!!

    p.s. I’m going to be a great Auntie Grams. YEA!!!!!!

    Love and kisses

  8. Ba

    Cheris, you look beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with me!

  9. Mike

    I am so proud of you both!

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