first and foremost, the baby is healthy. perfect, actually.
second and also quite important, you read that "the" correctly. there is ONE baby!
the reason this post was delayed is because the sonogram tech didn't tell me a single thing.
except for the fact that my bladder wasn't all the way full. i managed to not kill him or pee all over him though i would've liked to have done both because my bladder was most definitely full. fixin to pop is an accurate description.
apparently, when you have an outpatient sonogram like that, the techs aren't supposed to tell you anything. and he followed that rule, by golly. it made the bladder explosion that much more imminent because i didn't have any sweet baby facts to distract me. landon was doing his best by holding my hand real tight. i know my cringing face must have been awful. i've never had to pee so bad in all my life. and then the pressing on the bladder took me to the very brink.
we did see our baby though. two arms. two legs. one head. when i had a sonogram with ellie at about 6.5 weeks, all we could see was a dot with a heartbeat. three-and-a-half weeks later with this one, and we could see limbs. pretty cool. we also heard his heartbeat, but we weren't told the rate.
until this morning... when the doctor called to say everything looks great. the heart rate was 163, and i'm measuring 9 weeks and 3 days. that's about 4 days less than what i really was yesterday -- 10 weeks.
so.. all is well. i didn't get a picture, or i would scan it in for you. i was scheduled to have a sonogram at 12 weeks at my first ob appointment. hopefully this one didn't take the place. 'cause i really want a picture.
thank you, Jesus for a healthy, beautiful baby growing inside me. what a tremendous gift.