So we went to the doctor, me, Steve and the kids. All 3 of them, LOL. That's right, we are having another baby! We had an ultrasound this evening, and we planned on telling the kids by showing them the ultrasound. So the tech takes me in, and is very nice, and checks--there's the baby with a nice, fast HB of 172 BPM. I have to look online to see if that means boy or girl? I was just in a hurry to get this posted to look first.
Steve brought the kids in after I was already stirruped & draped, and we asked if they knew what it was on the screen? Katie asked if it was a baby, and if so, could she take the pictures to school tomorrow? She's a nut.
Jonathan's eyes got wide and he said, "You have a baby inside you?" They haven't asked yet how the baby got in there. *wipes sweat from brow in relief*
The tech showed them the baby and the heart beating, and printed us out some pictures, and off we went to Friendly's for some celebratory ice cream.
The kids gave us naming suggestions. Katie advised me to go to the baby aisle at the store, as well as "the fat person aisle, where Mommies with babies in their bellies buy clothes."
Cue peals of laughter, and then me explaining to her that she means to say "maternity section."
Jonathan asked how the baby knew it was ready to get out? He asked if the baby kickd me in the side and said it was ready? I showed them the pictures again and pointed out the sac, and said it was like a water balloon and it would pop. That amused both kids greatly.
So here are the pictures. They are small, click and they should get a little bigger. They are a little fuzzy, a little grainy, and with white strips of paper haphazardly torn to cover my name for some anonymity. Who needs scissors anyway? The baby appears to have a giant head, and it is on the bottom right of each picture. The torso & legs, which you cannot really make out, are towards the left. The tech says my due date of 8 Nov has been confirmed, and all looks well! Yay for a nice tech!