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Friday, January 28, 2011

A Womb with a View

From the 14 week ultrasound:

In 3D! Dancing with little arms around the head.

Baby Darth Vader (front view of skull, body, arm):

I love this one because it's a view I've never seen before. Looking up at baby from...I guess where its feet would be?...so big white circle in lower right is body, and just above that very shadow-y is the face. Then you can see the two arms and hands - looking a bit like, um, huh, look at that...they look like crab pinchers...hopefully that's ok - on either side. TINY BABY THUMBS ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH YOUR CUTENESS?  You can also say a big hello to my placenta on the left side! Or is it the baby's placenta?  Psh. I grew it. It's mine. (That's weird. I GREW a PLACENTA. Also a BABY.)

These next pictures are from yesterday's at 16 weeks. The baby was moving around SO much that we got very few good shots and no classic profile pictures. Seriously, the thing was on amniotic fluid speed or something.  At one point it got itself into this position and the tech couldn't get a picture of it because she was laughing so hard:

And then minutes later it was doing this (seriously):

Complete with leg warmers, I like to imagine.

However, as you guessed, those aren't my actual baby pictures. As far as I know, I will not be birthing a full grown adult aerobics instructor from 1983.

This one is real. Upside down baby spine. Face kissing the placenta in thankfulness for all the delightful goodness it provides.  Also I'm fairly sure the baby actually has limbs in real life.

Also real. BABY FEET! Swoon.

And. I might know what the baby is. I mean, I know it's a baby (though for the first couple of months it could have just as easily been a gestating gecko for what the pictures looked like). So baby for sure. But I might just know if it will pee standing up sitting down.  Still not telling anyone until 20 or so weeks.  However, feel free to try to change my mind with bribes.


  1. You are a trip!! LOL I love to think that your baby does have the leg warmers on! YIPPEE for a great u/s! When do you find out the sex? Are you finding out? Not that it really matters HEALTHY is so perfect!

  2. We know! We actually found out 95% at 14.5 weeks. It was the same at 16 weeks, so pretty sure the guess is correct. But we'll have three more scans before 20 weeks, so we're waiting til then to share...just to be sure. ;)

  3. Your baby is so adorable already!!! I love the pics! :-) YAY!!!

  4. Well, I 'might' know what mine is too. I haven't told anyone but the hubs and grandparents. If you tell me I'll tell you ;). And yeah, we have a bajillion more scans to do that can confirm or not, so that's why we're waiting. Are you doing 17p now too?

  5. So happy for you! We think we know what we are having too...although it's a big secret until 20 weeks when we will know for sure. Glad things are going well for you. :)

  6. OMG! How do I keep missing your posts! I can't get over the sweetness of those u/s pics... and I laughed out loud about the legwarmers.

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