Friday, July 03, 2009

And the Ultrasound Results are...We're Having a....

Sorry for the let down, but we still don't know. Our little one just didn't feel like spreading his legs for us to get a good view of his nether regions. (I know, I know, it's probably confusing that I'm still writing "he," even though we don't know which pronoun we will be using permanently, but I'm sticking with the pronoun I chose in the beginning to make things easier. I'm not into writing "he/she" or "it" for 4 more months so until we know more, "he" it is.)

But really, the opportunity of finding out our baby's sex was the least important bit of information we could've received on Wednesday. I am so incredibly grateful for all the great news we got. During the ultrasound, the technician looked at the baby in even greater detail than she would have at a typical 20 week ultrasound. I take a medication to control epilepsy and with it comes some risk of birth defects, so they wanted to make doubly sure that everything looks ok with our baby, specifically with his heart. She didn't see any cause for alarm, and every measurement showed his growth as being right on, or even a little bit ahead of, schedule.



Still, everyday, I'm struck with how amazing it is that a baby is able to grow inside of me. What a miracle.

4 comments:

Allison said...

Sam thinks you should ask for a refund on the ultrasound...

Shannon Hamm said...

Look at his cute little nose! What a beautiful baby :) We continue to praise God with you Jennifer and this little one is a surprise worth waiting for, for sure!!!

Anna- the mother and author said...

First and foremost, happy belated birthday!! Hope you ate cake for two. Secondly, Miles took forever to give up the proverbial goods on film. He demonstrated more modesty than I ever have shown. Frankly, I was proud of him. Just kidding. And finally, this is great news- especially about kiddo's heart. I can only imagine how worried you've been. Now it's time to take a deep breath and relax as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

As far as the modest thing i guess he takes after you...remember the bikini incident of 1983?
Just kidding!!! we are so happy everything is good. We will continue to pray for the rest of his development...
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!
AND YOU TOO JAMES!!!!