Baby's First Sonogram

Our little flickering blueberry. Watching the little heart go, the tears of joy!

Our little flickering blueberry. Watching the little heart go, the tears of joy!

Also, this appointment happened to be in the middle of the Polar Vortex - brrrr!  

Also, this appointment happened to be in the middle of the Polar Vortex - brrrr!

Hi Baby,

You're 6 weeks, 3 days old and snuggled warmly in my tummy. I already love you so much!

Day 45 is a good place to start.

I went to the doctor yesterday with your Daddy - our first appointment. It was probably the coldest day I have ever lived through. I am thankful, as you should be thankful, you're inside my belly instead of braving this "Polar Vortex!" I have never been so cold in my life.

Exciting times, though, Baby!

We had our sonogram, and you are perfect already. Praise the Lord, your heart is beating so well, so healthy! 118 beats per minute, beautiful. I got teary-eyed watching you on the screen. I never thought I would get to experience such an amazing thing as to be your mommy!

You're still very, very tiny - only 4.09mm. It's amazing to think in another 34 weeks (it seems like such a long time to meet you!), you'll be the size of a watermelon. Right now, you're working your way up to a blueberry! Cutie! :D

The doctor is determined for you to be an August baby - your father wouldn't be surprised if you were born on our wedding anniversary!

I did something I generally would never do - I got a flu shot yesterday. I made sure it would be mercury-free before I did, and that I wouldn't have any allergic reactions to it. But of course, with all vaccinations, I'm feeling a little under the weather today. It also may be because your Daddy was sick all weekend, even on his birthday. Also, I accidentally popped him in the left eye in our sleep, so he's going to the ophthalmologist later this afternoon. Hopefully, we won't get sick, you and I — and your Daddy will start feeling better.

I have to work in a little bit, at 2 pm. I am thinking about taking a nap. You make me pretty sleepy - but otherwise, you are so good to me. You are so easy-going!

Your Grandma, my Mommy, may be a million-billion times more excited for you than I am. She says you're "ours." You'll adore her when you meet her, and she will love you beyond measure. Aside from being lovely, there's never a dull moment when you're with her.

We've only told a handful of people (ok, it's mostly me because I cannot contain my joy!) and I'm trying to think of ways we'll announce this after the anatomical sonogram (18-20 weeks) - I hear you'll need to cooperate so we can find out if you're a boy or a girl, I hope you do! At any rate, Daddy and I have some brainstorming to do. He wants to do something very "us" which is silly and fun to say the least - and I want it to be the best announcement of all time, with all modesty and a balanced amount of ambition ;)

I knew you were in my belly before I knew for sure. I just felt a wonderful I had never felt before and I knew I had been blessed. I still feel some trepidation, although I know I should not. I trust the Lord to keep you healthy and safe. But it's just a lot of changes all at once. And keeping it a secret - as one should until the 2nd trimester - is so difficult. I want to tell everyone. Daddy and I read an article about how to handle telling people and when, and it said that if you absolutely need to tell someone, tell the stranger next to you on the bus. You and I are going into the city tomorrow, if I'm not actually sick, so I may have to try that out on the subway :D

There's no way to put into words how much I love you, how excited I am for you. How beautiful you are to me. No matter what, I will love you so very much. Forever. Always. Cliches and truths, but no exaggerations. Forever, with all of me. You're my baby, my sweet baby! 

6 weeks & 2 days | 236 days to go!