Hold on to your hats, people. My family is coming to town. That’s right. My mom, dad, grandma, and sister are all spending Thanksgiving at MY house this year. My mom, dad, and grandma get into town on Saturday morning, and my sister will get in on Wednesday night.
To say I’m excited it kind of like calling the Titanic a canoe. I’m so freaking excited that I just about can’t stand it! Not ONLY are they going to get to see me and Chris, and not ONLY are they going to get to rub my growing belly for the first time, but they are ALSO going to see my house for the first time, too!
I’m so freaking excited!
I’m sure it has something to do with being pregnant and young and scared and stupid, but I’ve been missing my family so much lately! This means that I will be able to tolerate them for maybe 36 hours instead of the standard 24 hours. So, by Sunday at midnight I may well be pulling my hair out… or their hair out… but for now – I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED!
Speaking of families, I thought I would share some pictures of the newest addition to my family. I had a 3D ultrasound today. So cool! I got to see the baby’s arms, legs, feet, hands, brain (!!), face, ears, spine, and just about anything else growing in there. I also got to see the baby move for the first time. The technician poked at the baby a little to make it move, and all of a sudden it started squirming! Its already just like Chris. He jumps when you poke him, too!
This is the baby’s little head and face. I might be off-base, but I think it looks a little masculine, don’t you? And I know this sounds crazy, but it DOES kind of look like Chris’ profile a little bit…
This picture is of its two little feet. Isn’t that the cutest thing ever???
And this is of its back and the spine. I think this is completely fascinating. I also got to see the two lobes of its brain and the four chambers of its heart. SO COOL! If you look closely in this picture, you can see the spine.
And last, but not least. I thought you all should see the artwork that my sister, Ginny, has been working on in honor of my unborn child. Every week, she sends me a picture of the fruit that my bean is the size of.
This is from Week 10 when the baby was the size of a strawberry.
And this is from Week 12 when the baby was the size of a lime. The artist would like you to note the accurate portrayal of finger and toe nails. And the black scribbles on the bottom are the intestines, which have now formed. The yellow represents the bladder, which has also now formed (…and is apparently leaking???).
Thanks, Aunt Ginny, for those vivid images.