Tuesday, June 22, 2010

half-baked

It's been over a week ago now since I had my routine ultrasound to check on little baby to be. I'd wanted to scan a picture to share, but seeing as I'm not getting it done, I thought I'd better update without it. We're past the half-way mark now, and little baby is developing beautifully. I never cease to be amazed at the miracle of life as witnessed on an ultrasound monitor...all that movement, and activity and growth going on inside the womb. And all the time I'm almost completely unaware, except for the occasional flutters and kicks. Amazing. I saw the baby gripping it's ear with tiny little fingers, kicking it's legs and flailing little arms. Just awesome! I've managed to cry through every ultrasound...it just doesn't get old. A perfect miracle called life.
The technician at the hospital was very thorough in all aspects of measurement...leg length, head and abdomen circumfrence, even looking at little kidneys, checking the developing spine, listening to and counting the heartbeat (150 beautiful beats per minute), and checking for sufficient amniotic fluid for the little bean to continue to thrive in. Thorough that is, until it came to checking for "private parts," which I asked her for now to keep private. No peeks down there until baby arrives in late October/early November.
So the naming game continues, brothers and sisters keep guessing, and I'm so incredibly excited to meet the little him or her, face-to-face for the first time.
God is good. Thanks for continued prayers.

...oh, and any name suggestions?

5 comments:

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Continued prayers and love the new look.

Amy said...

Gunnar hasn't been taken!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I really like the name Gianna after St. Gianna Molla for a girl.

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy at every ultra sound. That is a sure sign of a little girl! I could cry at a drop of a hat with my daughter's pregnancies. God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Sarah
Lily
Molly
Ava
Anna

Aaron
Kyle
Evan
Marcus
Joey

a few of my favorites