Originally posted here at iamthedivablog.com
My Valentine's Day was awesome.
Because the ultrasound was scheduled for 9:40 - B-rad and i didn't go in to work in the morning, which allowed for a very laid back, lazy morning... complete with morning nookie (SWEET) and as i was showering, B-rad cooked me a full on breakfast! Delicious. and there were a few cards, and a few tears. Feeling a little emotional. lol.
The ultrasound was probably one of the coolest things i've ever seen in my entire life!! i know that on the picture, it looks like a grainy black and white bean, or alien-type thing, but it's so much cooler than that. For those of you who've seen this before you know what i mean.
When the doc puts the goo on your belly (which he warmed up in the microwave, what an angel of a man) and he locates the baby.... i mean, it blew me away! There on the screen was a squirmy tiny little human being that was turning, and rolling, and moving it's arms and legs! It was so active, the Doc had to take a bunch of stills before he was able to get a good one. I mean, i knew there was something there - my growing belly is a testament to that, but there on the screen was our baby. Alive, and very active - even if i can't feel it yet. B-rad reached over and held my hand and i dropped a few tears - but mostly i found it hard not to laugh at how utterly amazing it was!
The Doc said we have a healthy 12 week old baby and gave us a picture and left. B-rad wanted a copy too, and as i was putting my coat and things back on, the doc came back in to get something. B-rad asked him if it was possible to get a copy of the photo, and the doc looked at him like no one had ever asked for two before! He didn't know what to do... so he tried hitting the print button again, and out came our Little Rock Star. So we each had a copy of the kid to show off at work.
We don't know the sex. We're not going to find out - B-rad really wants to be surprised, i wouldn't mind knowing now, but i'll wait so he can have his surprise.
There have been a few people going on record on what they think the baby will be... so far it's 2 for girl and 2 for a boy. i was considering setting up some kind of pool, but i'm not sure how to go about that, so if anyone has any brilliant ideas, let me know!
I'm off for breaky with B-rad and Muffy. We're going to pick colours for the nursery today and we'll be painting on Holiday Monday. i'll try to remember to take some before and after pics.