Tuesday, January 6, 2009

1/2 There!

Today marks 20 weeks of pregnancy... which I find ironic because you're not actually pregnant for the first 2 weeks from when they start counting. But who really cares about 2 measly weeks? Well, most women around 38 weeks gestation do, but I won't be there for, what, about another 10 years, right?

It is nice to know there are (hopefully) less weeks ahead of me than behind me for the rest of my pregnancy. This first trimester was surreal. Fred was gone for almost the whole thing. More strange was the absence of morning sickness. *I AM NOT COMPLAINING* It was just a little disconcerting, since I had varying degrees of it with my other pregnancies (I sound like a baby factory).

We had our big ultrasound on New Year's Eve day. Gregory's been excited about this baby, so we made sure it was ok, and brought him with us. We showed him a few sonograms on YouTube, to prep him... those alien shots weird ME out. When we got there he actually was quite interested... until he saw the screen saver on the computer across the room- it was of fighter jets. How could a fuzzy shadow of a boring baby possibly EVER compete with THAT??

(I love the cute little tummy pooching out)

We told the tech we don't want to know the baby's gender so she was good about telling us when not to look. Unfortunately, that meant we missed about 1/2 the ultrasound, which aggravated me. Still, she gave us a couple nice shots of the baby. Afterward we got the girls from our wonderful babysitter and treated the kids to Burger King.. well, more to the Burger King play area.

SO, with my ever expanding belly (for the record, she looked around thoroughly and confirmed there is only ONE baby in there... just for future reference as my pregnancy progresses and I am brave enough to post pictures of myself) we just resume life, with the exciting prospect of our last addition half way here!

They wouldn't let us film the sonogram itself. This is a video of Gregory watching wide-eyed, with his mouth wide open the whole time. It was dark in the room, but I think I'll try re-loading this because it doesn't look like the video processed at all.


Jeremy and Trish Olsen said...

hahahaha how cool. i love the video it makes it even cooler that you get to hear the heart beat. :)

Brad, Debbie, and K squared said...

Wow, you are SO brave for not finding out what you are having! I really don't think I could ever do that! I'm glad the baby looks healthy. :)

maia said...

must feel so great to be halfway there! to me it seems like that first half went by fast, but maybe not so much for you :) i also cannot imagine NOT finding out the gender - way to go. that would be so hard for me! but what a great surprise it'll be on baby day. congrats! he'll be here before you know it! *that's my guess there, just for gregory's sake. :)

Shawna said...

Yes, the last 2 weeks are a killer ;)

Gregory was so cute with his mouth gaping open like that- too bad it had to be dark in the room. Yay for your healthy baby!

The Baker Family said...

I'm so exited for you guys! I was talking with your mom the other day in how you were doing and so I thought I would take a look and see how your pregnancy is going. I do want to see pictures of you though so get posting. Just kidding, Congrats! We love you. Nikki