I am on CLOUD 9 right now. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity thru Matt's hardwork and him supporting me with insurance to be able to see Gracie for like 30 minutes straight. My first photo shoot with my Baby Girl. Our technition was Renee and she was super nice and answered all questions I could ever think of and then some. She explained to us that she would be measuring different parts and that if we wanted pictures of anything specific we could just ask and she would capture it. My mom and dad also came for the photoshoot. As Renee started the ultrasound the first thing we saw was a perfect picture of Gracie's hand. Gracie already nice long fingers. Matt joked that he knew where that came from. Gracie is going to be big handed like me, guess she will search for a guy with "man hands" as I had to do as well. I will teach her early that this trait in her husband is a MUST :)
As she captured different postitions and details she had nothing but great things to say. The said the placenta was in the ideal spot at the top of my uterus and that the attachment of the umbilical cord to Gracie was nice and smooth so no possibilities of hernias there. Also blood flow looked good. The coolest organ I felt was seeing her heart beat. I could see the 4 chambers of the heart! INSANE! Renee felt everything was perfect and there were no issues to be aware of. Hearing this she really calmed my nerves.
We got a couple face shots of Gracie and she was actually smiling at us. She looks like a little monster right now but she has plenty of time to get her proper beauty sleep. Her eyes looked nice and big! Her legs were all stretched out and all you could see was pure muscle. They checked for any abnormalities in her lip and didn't see anything abnormal.
|AHHHH its BIG FOOT!|
|Already looks like a fitness model huh?|
|Not the first capture of the hand but the only print out|
Her positioning is head on the upper part of my stomach and legs going straight for my bladder :) She was even grabbing the umbilical cord during it. Thats whats been causing me sudden pains. Little stinker. She has no toys to play with. Soon she will have too many and 4 doggies to entertain her all the time.
Then the moment to triple confirm that Gracie is in fact a GIRL. Renee said she is 99% positive but can never say 100%. She said if she had any thought it was a boy that she would say but she said there was NO sign of a boy. Ladies & Gentleman this will hopefully be the only humiliating picture for Gracie that proves she has a china!
If you can tell I am just super happy. Nothing can bring me down right now. I cant wait to hold her in my arms all the time. Getting to this spot was very difficult but wouldn't have had it any other way. I appreciate the miracle of creation so much more now. Renee referred to Matt as Dad a couple of times during the ultrasound and he never responded. He thought she was talking to my dad. Matt you are a DAD now! So fun!
On my way home I stopped at hobby lobby and got a cute G for her nursery and a frame that I am putting at my bedside to remind me each night of what is to come. I am almost done crocheting her blanket as well. We are making flower headbands for her. Gracie has got to be stylin :)