Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday's Ultrasound

I got a text from C. (the potential birthmother we're working with) earlier in the week, saying that she had an ultrasound appointment on Friday. Would I like to be there?

I'm sure you can imagine my response :) Unfortunately, Brian is traveling for work this weekend and couldn't go, but I still wasn't going to miss this! I've never actually seen a live ultrasound before, much less for a child I'm so invested in.

I don't think I was prepared to see this baby move around. I knew intellectually that now, at 35 weeks, this baby is almost fully formed. But actually seeing him on the screen, reacting to us in real time? Completely unexpected. And incredibly amazing. Most parents have the chance to start looking at ultrasounds when the baby's so small it's just a little dot on the screen. We've gone from zero to eight months in the span of two weeks, so I think I'm still experiencing a bit of the "I can't believe this is happening!" feeling.

Anyway, it's all good news! Baby's doing absolutely fine and is a very healthy 5 lbs 7 oz. And I got to see his fingers! The tech wanted to test his fine motor skills; this apparently involved "pissing off baby" by jostling C.'s very pregnant belly around a bit until baby reacted. Seeing his little fists and fingers was the absolute highlight for me.

This was the only one they printed out - I wish it wasn't quite so blurry!

The other great upshot of the day was that I got more of a chance to chat with C. We weren't actually together for very long, but got maybe 20 minutes to just chat in general. After both being so nervous at our first meeting, things felt a lot more natural this time. I'm very much looking forward to us all getting together again when Brian's back in town, especially if we get to meet C.'s almost 4-year-old son!


  1. Im so happy for you two. Im so glad you were able to experience the ultrasound Andy! Not too much longer:)

  2. Awesome .... I am so happy for you guys!


  3. Andy and Brian, this is so exciting!! Fingers crossed that all goes well and the new addition to your family is with you soon and without a hitch!