Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby Boy

I am so excited!!!  We went to the Dr. on Tuesday and had our Ultrasound and... Its a boy!  I was so nervous once we were in the car and started driving, a nervous excited anxious... I don't know, it was just crazy that we were about to find out what our first child is going to be!  Its still so surreal to both of us.  I can picture my little family, but I can't get a feeling you know, when you look back on an old memory and you remember a smell or a certain feeling and that kind of makes it real?  I think because that is missing (since we haven't lived this yet)  It almost doesn't seem real.  I can't believe we're going to be parents!  I'm going to be a mother to this little Boy.  What an amazing opportunity, and not to mention huge responsibility.  I am again anxious, nervous, and excited.  After the Ultrasound Ben mentioned how the ultrasound was such a tease.  We got to watch our baby move (and boy did he move) and see him in human looking form (last time we saw him he was 8 weeks and looked like a dinosaur).  We both just fell in love, and now we have to wait another 4 months to have him!  Ugh!  We want him now ;)  Both of us keep wishing time would move quicker, I want to kiss his little cheeks already!  
This is the first picture from the ultrasound, he started out breech.
You can see his head and his little spine, and his femur, all curled up

And then he started to flip around...
quite the little acrobat we have here.  That is his leg clear up over his head.
He was hilarious, I was having a hard time not laughing.  He would point and flex his
 foot, Leggy baby.

This is after he was completely turned over, in the correct position
that is his little hand by his face, he was opening and closing his hand
A little wave for us ;)
 I know its just an ultrasound, but he think he has his cousin Gunner's nose
Good thing, its a cute little nose!

This is a top view of his head and you can see his arms and hands out in front of him

The Dr. asked us if we had any guesses on what we were having:  "we both kind of think its a girl..."
"Actually, I think its a boy"   Soon as she said that, he gave us 3 different views of his little man piece.
This is the cutest one, he puled his legs up over his head again and there was his little penis.
The cursor is pointing to it there between his legs.
 Dr. said he was very cooperative and gave her all the views she needed, and was able
to give us tons of pictures of him!  However, she couldn't see the outflow valves of his heart
so we get to go back in a month to see those, and him again!  Yay!  Thank you baby!
It was crazy, I know how an ultra sound works, but I guess something that never clicked is that
during your ultrasound you get to watch your baby move.  He was moving so much, he turned all the way
around in there, twice during the ultrasound.  I asked the Dr. if it was normal that they move so much
and she said yes, that some babies are more active than others but they all move.  Our little guy
is quite active.  She said it was great though because she was able to see so much, and we were able to 
take home so many pictures!  These are but a few.  We got to see his brain, all four chambers of his heart, and many different parts of his skeleton.  It was so fun ;)  Hurry baby and come meet us!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Half Way There

Hello all, I have yet to post a prego picture, that is because there really hasn't been much to see, but finally my pouch has popped and you can start to tell that I'm pregnant.  About time too, I just realized that I am halfway there to meeting my little bean!  I'm so excited and am more anxious than ever ;)  Its so amazing and crazy at the same time to picture myself as a mother.  I'm not just Aunt Karin anymore, I will be...MOM!  weird.  Ben and I talk about this often lately.  Its so hard to imagine.  The way I feel right now, if I wasn't starting to show I wouldn't even believe I'm pregnant!  Oh, except I finally felt "it" kick me!  Ben hates it when I call it "it", but honestly I don't think he would like me saying she either.  Oh well.  So onto the kicking, "it" always kicks me when I'm in the shower.  I'm thinking this baby likes to swim.. or hates it.  Other than in the shower, I get a random kick every now and again.  Its crazy!  I just can't stop thinking about what this baby is going to look like or be like.  I already know my baby will be the cutest baby on earth... thats a given, I'm sure every mom thinks that of their own child, but mine really will be the cutest haha! There is so much to wonder about it makes me so excited, I wish this pregnancy would hurry and be over already so I can meet this little babe!

So this is me at 17 Weeks, half way!

In other news, its funny how pregnancy can make you do crazy things.  This is true.  I have become victim to the pregnancy craziness and I decided Monday that I wanted to cut my hair.  Usually this means I set up an appointment with my aunt and decide what exactly I want.  Not this time.  I pulled my hair up in a ponytail and had Ben cut off the pony tail!  Seriously!?  Then I just went in the bathroom hacked away at it to gain some layers and voila!  

Oh my.

It was fun, and definitely crazy.  If you knew how anal I was about my hair you'd be very surprised.  I'm glad it didn't turn out too bad, though.   Anyways, I will try and take new prego pics every couple of weeks, and I will be updating you with baby pictures and gender in about two weeks!  We will know the 20th!  Cant wait ;)