Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Half way there!

As a proud mom to be, I just had to share my ultra sound photos with you all. We are nearly halfway through the pregnancy and doing very well. I wanted to thank all of you for your lovely comments of congratulations and well wishes to Hubby and myself. We appreciate every one!

Now, isn't this just the cutest pickle you've ever seen? Well, ok, except for the alien face shot. I do admit that is pretty scary. But the bitty foot and that perfect little nose brings a tear to my eye. I can't wait to meet this little person - but for now, I'm really enjoying my expanding belly and I'm amazed by my crazy new eating habits (I have become the bottomless pit!). I have to say that I'm really surprised by how pleased I feel with pregnancy so far. I know there are a lot of aches, pains and strange body changes ahead of me, but it is quite a miracle to know there is someone in there. I don't think I've felt this little guy or girl move yet, although when I'm working out, I can feel something going on. I'm still not clear if it is actual fetal movement or if I'm just sloshing everything around and it is causing extra gas...





And on the subject of guy vs. girl - I'm pretty chocked about the gender determination restrictions out here. I was 19 weeks to the day when I got this ultra sound done and just dying to know the sex of our baby. I was looking forward to this day for weeks! The first question to the technician was "could you please tell us the sex of our baby?" And his response was, "Sorry, no can do until 24 weeks." Arg. He said I could blame it on the cultural issues of this area which has affected all parents to be. It seems that certain couples have actually gone to the extreme of aborting a perfectly healthy baby after discovering the baby's sex to be inappropriate according to some crazy cultural guidelines. I just find this so outrageous and incredibly sad. I also heard that this is only a problem in the Vancouver area, and in most other parts of Canada, they will tell you the sex of the baby at anytime. Anyways, I suppose we will have to wait, and the important thing is to know the baby is healthy and growing. But I am tempted to make an appt for 3D ultrasound. I am seriously considering it since I just found out that my benefits will actually cover it.

Ok, enough on the baby update. In other Sally news, I am working on a painting right now so I should have it up by the weekend sometime. For my b-day last November I received a set of acrylics and a couple blank canvases, so lately I have been experimenting. I must admit, I find this medium quite challenging after working with watercolours and ink for the last while, but I'm determined to get something done with them. And as soon as I do, I'll be sure to share it with you. Wish me luck!

12 comments:

Love Squalor said...

what a perfect little bean! and that footprint is like the cutest thing ever! i have a similar ultrasound shot of little esme's foot - still melts my heart. aren't ultrasounds just incredible? i was looking through my ultrasound pics after esme was born and was absolutely amazed at how much they actually showed what she looked like - especially the profile shots. i can definitely tell your little one is absolutely gorgeous already *wink*

Ken Dyck said...

Very cool. I can't wait to see what that little alien monster niece/nephew of mine is going to look like when it pops out.

That's bizarre about them not telling you the sex, though. You live in a crazy town.

Edgar & Elly said...

Nice Pictures of thee baby.I can tell it looks exactly like Hubby.Hope everything continues to go well.
Remember you are eating for 2 now. Enjoy it while you have an excuse.

Harry Tournemille said...

I resemble that last comment... oh wait.
I must admit, the whole pregnancy process is not nearly as intimate for the husband (what a shocker). I find my connection to be on the side of "potential": the roundness of the belly, seeing the baby move on the ultrasound when it waved us off as though we were unwanted visitors. No bad omen there at all.
Still, all the fingers and toes, 4 chambers of the heart... fascinating.

raf pulejo said...

I've done 2 weeks ago my first eco and was amazed at the sight!!I didn't know I could see as well the hands, arm feet, legs and alien face!!And mine was a bit more "alien" as I was on the 13th week!

cruststation said...

Hello there sweetie, love your little nose and feet (what I can see...) Isn't it wonderful we have the technology to be able to do this? Have a lovely time eating for two and enjoy the whole pregnancy experience. Can't wait to see your painting!

islandarts said...

What a cute little alien baby!! LOL Those are great Ultrasounds...
I can't believe the gender thing... I live in Nanaimo and I was able to find out (even though the little nipper didn't cooperate) at 17 weeks.
Many wishes for a smooth 'ache free' pregnancy!

the fam. said...

WOW those are great pics!
I hope that is our picture you are working on! LOL
I say go for the 3d. they are awesome!!
Remember... Kirsty Tournemille will be the cutest baby ever.
Can't wait to come and see her!
xo

flossy-p said...

I saw this post the other week, I meant to comment, but I must have forgotten. So...

How freakin' cute! Look at that adorable profile, and that foot!

julie said...

OH! wonderful ultrasound pictures - love the little foot! When I was last preggers (5 years ago) the ultrasounds were pretty basic - these look so much clearer. It brings back all of the excitement, and makes me feel just a teeny bit broody!

Theresa said...

DEFINITELY a Raz. Yay! Go team!

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