October 02, 2009

ALMOST HALFWAY THERE

I had a doctor appointment today.  I thought it was just a regular appointment, but it turns out it was my Type II ultrasound.  Wow, that was the first time that a medical snafu has turned into a fun surprise instead of me wanting to set someone on fire.

I am so used to early ultrasounds, seeing a teeny blob in a big uterus.  My first reaction was how big she was.  My second was how developed she is.

She looks great.



She had the hiccups and was clapping her hands and rubbing her face.
And everything is perfect: normal heart, normal spine, normal piggy toes.

She's jammed in there so snug...why can't I feel her yet?

Posted by: Sarah at 01:29 PM | Comments (19) | Add Comment
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1 I have heard that first time moms have a hard time distinguishing baby movements from regular body stuff? I'm sure she'll give you a good swift kick soon. So so so so so so so happy and smiling to "see" your little one growing and thriving.

Posted by: loquita at October 02, 2009 01:59 PM (zRFw4)

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She is GORGEOUS!  As for feeling her...I didn't feel Rusty until I was 20 weeks!  I was starting to really wonder.  Even after that, I never felt him a lot.  He was jammed in SOOOO tight.  I never got REALLY huge, but he came out 8 lbs. 6 oz.  He was just snug as a little bug in there.  Everyone would tell me how they felt their babies move all of the time and I didn't, but I also wasn't woken up by him in the middle of the night!  (Until later on!) 

I love her little face!  It's so precious!  Looking forward to seeing her on the outside!

Posted by: stacy at October 02, 2009 02:46 PM (JKqIL)

3 I didn't feel Kiddo nearly as much as my friends felt their kiddos, either - on occasion, yes, but I didn't eat much sugary stuff, I'm a little... "padded," and he was snug (kept jamming his head up in my ribs - so much for breathing, right? are you feeling more oxygenated yet?)  

Hope she starts tapping hello once in a while for you! :-)

Posted by: Krista at October 02, 2009 03:00 PM (sUTgZ)

4 Your baby is precious! She'll soon give you an idea of her temperament as she continues her development. My three were each different, first, a girl, had dainty movements, later turned into kicking down like a little dancer, second, a boy kicked,elbowed and head butted, hard and often. The third was a comfort lover who snuggled and slowly stretched. I recognized the feel of the knees, elbows, head and butt after each was born, and, their pre-birth personalities continued past birth. She loved being cute and admired, elder son was always on the move,curious about everything, and youngest loved comfort and snuggling.

Posted by: HChambers at October 02, 2009 03:52 PM (QyH1P)

5 *grin*

Posted by: FbL at October 02, 2009 07:39 PM (HyNTm)

6 I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful surprise for you today!

Posted by: Heather at October 02, 2009 07:48 PM (ACoc9)

7 Little girls are always full of sweet surprises like this!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at October 02, 2009 08:15 PM (+UBtq)

8 How super exciting!  What a cute little bug!  Most importantly, I'm so glad that she is growing just as she should be.

Posted by: sharona at October 02, 2009 08:22 PM (BeRta)

9 Oh, Sarah, I'm sitting here crying tears of happiness for you! She's beautiful & perfect - I am so happy for you!

Posted by: Toni at October 02, 2009 09:27 PM (OoGre)

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She is so cute!  What an awesome surprise.

Posted by: dutchgirl at October 02, 2009 09:52 PM (Yg8bq)

11 How wonderful. Half way!!! woo hoo...

Posted by: Pamela at October 03, 2009 01:21 AM (RTpvv)

12 Sarah - Look at her adorable face!!!!!

Posted by: Keri at October 03, 2009 10:58 AM (dtvJC)

13 This is such a great shot of her!! How beautiful she is.

Posted by: Guard Wife at October 03, 2009 06:31 PM (EvsXa)

14 Awww. She's gorgeous!

Posted by: Erin at October 03, 2009 11:22 PM (pK1qw)

15 She's just amazing. I'm so happy to know everything is going well.

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at October 04, 2009 12:37 AM (paOhf)

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I didn't feel (or more accurately didn't recognize what I was feeling) until the 20-week ultrasound, when I saw him move and correlated it with what I was feeling.  From then on out I could recognize the feeling and realize that I had been feeling him for some time, but was attributing it to gas or stomach feelings.

I would bet that when you do recognize the feeling you will realize that you've been feeling her for a while.

She looks great!

Posted by: Christa at October 05, 2009 12:24 PM (2qSbp)

17 Hooray! What a great picture!   Pie slept through his 20-week ultrasound, but I got to see him yawn and swallow. I still see that profile in his face today.   It's so very, very precious, and I'm SOOOO HAPPY for you that you get to see your very own baby in profile in utero, too!

Pie liked to roll around before he really started kicking. I thought at first that it was just gas bubbles, but it was such a unique feeling that I finally realized it was the baby, not my digestion.  And the day I felt him actually kick me, it was just the tiniest taps, but I knew it was him!   After that, he was a stretcher: He'd lodge a foot or shoulder on my left hip bone and try to reenact Aliens through the right side of my belly.  I had to push him back down all the time.  He's still that way.  He'll kick anything near his feet -- even my face, if I'm not careful!

The weirdest feeling, though, is after she is finally Outside, and you're sitting in the hospital holding her and still feeling kicking in your belly. Phantom kicks are wacky! Pie's been out for a year and a half, and I'll get a gas bubble that I'm sure felt like a kick, and have to remind myself that I'm pretty darn sure I'm NOT pregnant!

Posted by: Deltasierra at October 07, 2009 01:57 AM (D4fxj)

18 wow! that is so cool.

Posted by: queenie at October 08, 2009 09:02 PM (9NXcn)

19 What a cutie!!!

Posted by: Leslie at October 15, 2009 06:59 AM (CA06Q)

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