Friday, March 20, 2009

Some Things Never Get Old

Yesterday found Lucy and me at the doctor's office. After a few minutes of watching college basketball we were escorted back to a darkened room where I lowered my pants and lifted my shirt. After a few strategically placed towels were, um, strategically placed and some warm goo was squirted on my belly, the screaming began. Lucy was tired and bored and kind of confused by the dark room and TV that didn't have anything interesting (to her) on it. For a few minutes I was pre-occupied with singing 'The Wheels on the Bus' and 'The Itsy-Bitsy Spider' over and over. 

All of a sudden I was pulled out of my pre-school serenade. I heard the familiar 'whoosh whoosh whoosh' of a little heartbeat, and I looked up at the screen. At twelve weeks I wasn't expecting to see much, but there, seemingly waving at me, was my baby. 

Look at its little baby nose! I could see arms moving to and fro and little legs kicking. I told Lulu to look at her baby, and even though I'm sure she was just repeating me, she looked up at the screen and exclaimed 'Baby!' 

After that I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen, screaming toddler be damned. I fished an old lollipop from my purse and that seems to keep her quiet. I watched as the little ten centimeter being flipped and swirled inside my belly, and I was amazed by it all. Just like when I saw Sam for the first time, and I was so sure I wouldn't cry, the tears burned in the corners of my eyes. 

It was a good day.

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Heather! said...

Adorable! So glad you got a little peek!

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh how sweet. ALMOST makes me want another.

Hope you are feeling better, sweets.

susan said...

Sigh. In the best possible way. of course. So happy for you, my friend!

Lora said...

that is amazing!!
your baby looks like a human child already. jake looked like a lamby caterpillar at 12 weeks.

i'm so glad everything looks good.

(and i love the full feed!)

Arizaphale said...

Lord I remember this like it was yesterday. I remember her 'leaping' when the machine 'found' her and me exclaiming "It's a baby!!! A leaping baby!!" to the amusement of the seasoned nurse :-)
So pleased for you.

RissaBear said...

my favorite part of that whole post was the "old lollipop" i pictured it stuck to a hairbrush and a credit card.

I love baby #3! And I can't wait to me it!!!