obviously, we don't own a scanner and that has never bothered me until now. i so badly want to show off the most heartwarming pictures i have ever seen, but alas, taking a picture of a picture just doesn't do it justice. and then of course, ultrasound pictures never are as heartwarming to others as they are to the proud parents.
as cheesy as it sounds, i still get tears in my eyes when i remember seeing our baby for the first time. both josh and i had no idea what to expect. i think i was expecting a lima bean that just lay there. so we both gasped when the camera found our little sweetie dancing his heart out inside my womb, feet just flying about! once the camera zoomed in (it was an inter-vaginal ultrasound; not an external one) he lay quite still as the doctor measured him and he just kind of looked at us. we got to hear his heart beat, and even got a video of the whole thing! so he is about an inch long now, which made the doctor guess that out of our 2 possible conception dates, it was probably not until after we got back from england that we concieved. however, my due date moved from january 16th to january 14th! 2 days earlier isn't a big deal, but i think it's better than being pushed back 2 days. everything with both me and the baby look perfectly normal and we are thankful to God for that.
my sunburn has faded to a lovely shade of brown, all except for an excruciatingly tender spot on my chest. i am feeling much better now since i began taking a different type of prenatal vitamin, especially since the nurse told me i can take them before bed instead of in the morning. my jeans are getting harder and harder to zip up and i don't own a single pair of shorts that fit, not to mention bras, so josh and i are going to do a bit of shopping on sunday. i have definately been gaining weight...2 pounds in the past week alone!...and when i look in the mirror and just relax my stomach muscles, it's a scary sight to see how far i protrude already, especially when i know that it's not baby that's protruding, it's just fat being pushed out! soon enough it will go from being jiggly to firm and round.
speaking of josh, it's his 30th birthday today!! thankfully i get the day off, so i won't be rushing around like a whirlwind after work. strawberry shortcake is on the menu as are burgers, ranch style beans and a good game of horseshoes. a few people are coming over in the evening to celebrate with us...it should fun and hopefully relaxing.
thanks for all of the comments...glad to see you're checking out my blog, kim..you should start your own!
oh, and i wanted to mention that in no way has it been confirmed that baby stew is a boy. i use the word "he" to make it easier to type instead of he/she all the time. just to let y'all know. :)