Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just a Little More

We did our 20 week ultrasound today. What an amazing experience. I've always looked at other people’s ultrasound pictures and didn’t see what the big deal was. But it’s totally different when it’s mine. I’m feeling much more connected to this little person I’ve never even met. The tech was so confident that it’s a boy she said she would give us her firstborn son if she’s wrong. I was so surprised. I fully expected to go in there and see a girl. It was amazing to look at him and know him by name…Malachi. He’s an active little guy. He moves a ton already even at 20 weeks. I can even feel him doing flips pretty frequently.

I keep staring at that fuzzy profile and trying to visualize his features. Is that his daddy’s nose or mine?

This kid is already doing a number on me, and I’m not even to the hard part yet. This last week sleep has become a real challenge. And the back pain that I started feeling in the first few weeks has become much more constant. My bag of accessories keeps increasing. It started out with snacks, water, and various pills to combat whatever malady I encounter throughout the day. I’ve recently added a heating pad, pillow, and maternity belt. This has got to be good practice for carrying a diaper bag.

Joshua started feeling the baby kick a couple of days ago. We read that he wouldn’t be able to feel it for a few more weeks, but he’s continued to try, and it paid off. He has always been excited about the baby, but the ultrasound, and knowing it’s a boy, and feeling him move, has all been good for him to feel more connected with the baby. It also helps that we can call him by name.


  1. Congrats! (It's Gretchen) Yes, Susan told us that we were actually her only mistake in 20 years--she said Sammy was a girl. Dr. Keeley mentioned a "he" at a later sonogram and it turned out after further investigation, that he was right! :) Enjoy calling your baby by his name!

  2. Congratulations! That's nice that you get to call the baby by name. At our first ultrasound we couldn't tell because I apparently hadn't drinken enough water and the baby's legs were crossed. (Although, that kind of makes me think it's a girl but who knows). So, we still don't know if we are having a boy or a girl. I think I will find out as a birthday present to me. Now, we have to pay for it if we want to find out because Medi-cal only covers one unless there is signs of a problem the first time. So, for now we call the baby "Little T". :-)