On Tuesday we headed over to see our Perinatologist, Dr. Mann, for the big reveal of the baby. Monday marked the 20 week mark in this pregnancy and we were scheduled for the big anatomy ultrasound.
We had the requsite crowd there, Shooter, Shooter's Mom and my Mom.
The tech gets the little guy up on the screen and he's moving all over the place. I joke, "Probably shouldn't have had that espresso before we came in, huh?" She didn't find it as funny as I did.
Can I just tell you how absolutely amazing modern technology is? She started navigating the little booger and starts by showing us his stomach, then his spine, then his ribs, then his legs, then his arms. (Oh...and yes, he's DEFINITELY a boy. We saw it from several angles and there's no disputing the evidence she found!) She's doing measurements all the time as well. She measures his head and thankfully it's not as big as his father's....yet. We see his feet and his hands. He gives us a big "Thumbs Up" at one point - which we perceive as his indication that all is perfect in his little world.
The doctor then came in and he had moved around enough for her to get a good look at his heart and kidneys. Let's just say that the doctor has a great poker face. I'd be surprised if I didn't see her on the poker tour next year, she's that good. I couldn't read anything on her face!! Finally she looks at me and says that everything looks great. She does want to see me back in 4 weeks but that's just to see if we can get a look at him without him curled in a ball. We didn't get to see a profile, either, which she wants to see. She said that if she were concerned at all she would tell me, but she said everything looks perfect so far.
Can I tell you what a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders? I truly felt like God's angels were carrying away a burden that I hadn't even really realized was there. Today I feel lighter and happier and ready to finish this journey!