Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's been awhile (14 weeks, 6 days)

 It's been awhile since I wrote anything on here. Woops. Guess that doesn't make for the best blog or a very good pregnancy diary.

So besides the endless apartment applications and job applications, I had an ultrasound that threw into question the number of uterus's I'm packin (just one by the way.) Cravings for chocolate and a swollen left leg and ankle (though that started just today, after a nice few days of horrible knee pain. Joy.)And today I had a wonderful ultrasound that I'll get to in a moment.  First, here I am, 14 weeks and 20 pounds later. (If I am truly meant to only gain 30-35 pounds, I think I'm in trouble.)

Well, that's the outside of me. Inside is something just miraculous. I am having the hardest time actually believing that any of this is actually taking place inside of me, right now. (And somehow, I can't even feel it!)

Aaron's mom took us to get a 3d sneak peak ultrasound done today. This is amazing. It is a 15-30 minute ultrasound in both 2d and 3d. It isn't done by a doctor, but by an ultrasound technician, so it is more about having fun and bonding with the baby the entire time. They have a huge viewing room with 2 comfy couches for anyone you've invited to watch, and the ultrasound shows on the normal ultrasound screen, and also on a big screen tv and a pretty nice sized tv on another wall. I laid with Aaron sitting next to me facing the big tv and got almost 30 minutes of watching the baby. And my gosh! I would have never guessed how much there is to see happening in there. Here I thought my baby wasn't much of a mover.

This baby was bouncing, stretching, and rolling all around. I swear it was like my uterus is a bounce house. I still can't believe that with all that movement, I can't feel a thing! I was worried that there wouldn't be much activity because I didn't eat much before the ultrasound and didn't drink any orange juice. Thankfully I got way more than I ever hoped.

The ultrasound tech was awesome and fun, the atmosphere was just what you'd want for something so amazing. And after a big of wiggling of the stomach to convince baby to let us see (which the baby did NOT like, judging by the hands flailing around)

we got the sneak peak we wanted, and found out what we're having.
I couldn't be happier! (Of course if I was having a girl I'd be saying the same thing. I could never decide which I wanted more. They both seemed perfect to me.) Of course that took the name Brielle off the table and we focused on the boy names we've been coming up with. Finally we both thought of the same name and mentioned it (even both thinking of the same middle name). It has given both of us the warm fuzzies inside, and we both spent awhile repeating it in our heads and to each other. Just in case, I am giving it awhile to see if we still love it after the newness of saying it wears off.

My favorite part of the ultrasound had to be when we watched him in 3-d, rubbing and patting his face. The poor boy couldn't believe we actually took pictures of his privates, he seemed utterly mortified!!! (Or possibly embarrassed that we caught him grabbing himself. Woops!)

 Every time I get to see my boy or hear his heartbeat, I fall in love with him all over again. At the end of the appointment they gave me the entire ultrasound on a dvd, a cd with 30 pictures, and an adorable stuffed giraffe with a recording of his heartbeat inside of it. I already miss him though, can't stop looking at the pictures and I can't wait to go back when I'm farther along to see more details about my little guy.

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