33 weeks, 3 days – 3D Ultrasound Pictures and an Update!

Surprise! I bet you thought that you were done hearing from me…ha ha, you were wrong!

So, I’m updating here because we’ve got 6ish weeks left over here. If it seems like time has flown by for you as the reader, it has over here too! For my video game nerds – you know how in Zelda: Majora’s Mask, you control the flow of time? Sometimes it feels like someone has played the “inverted song of time” (slow), and other times it feels like we’ve played the “song of double time”. It feels slower (to me) right now because the baby is constantly crushing my bladder forcing me to pee every two hours during the night, but you know – small price to pay in the grand scheme of things.

Everything thus far has been going textbook perfect, really. I’m gaining weight as I should be, there’s no protein in my urine (which they use as a warning sign for pre-eclampsia), and he is just moving up a storm in there. Our Little Bear is a mover and a shaker, that’s for sure. We aren’t sure what his estimated weight will be at this point, but Dean and I both were chubby little babies so we will see what this little man does. What I do know is that he prefers his foot to be in his face, and thus my rib-cage almost all the time – and now I have photographic proof! I just realized typing this that I never posted the pictures of his 3D ultrasound appointment here! I am going to post these in their full size, for easy viewing. As this was ~6 weeks ago, I’m sure he’s put on some weight and is looking even cuter. I’m completely obsessed with his hands, toes, and cheeks. If you ever needed additional proof (you know, besides IVF in general) that science and technology are amazing – just look at these images. This is no 2D ultrasound where you can ‘sort of’ make out the features, this is all right there in front of you! Dean and I have become experts at spotting things via ultrasound in the last year and a half, but not everyone is as versed as we are.

Here he is (click the images for a bigger size):

Anyway! We’re all just cruising along now, and we are naturally very excited to meet this beautiful little boy. I wont get too sappy in this post, but I just want to say that I am constantly thankful for the love and support we continue to receive. We could not have done this without support, and everyone that helped has given me the most tremendous gift I have ever received.

Thank you, I love you – and now I have to go pee (again), but before I do – I have a few bonus pictures of his nursery, and of my belly.