Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Perfect

*P-word talk and pictorials below*

The tech's exact description of our baby boy. As I hoped, he is happy and healthy. Heart rate is an impressive 155 and we were able to see all of his organs intact. No signs of any major malformations or defects. My cervix measured 4.1cm so maybe now I can stop fantasizing about incompetent cervix scenarios.

Today marks 19w6d and our little overachiever measured 20w2d. So, that would give me an adjusted due date of August 4. However, I'm keeping August 7 as my EDD since I know that is most accurate according to my O date. It does give me great comfort that our little man is already, for all intensive purposes, half-baked.

Our little guy was so cooperative that it only took 40 minutes total for the scan. Unlike the 3D we had just under a month ago, he wasn't shy about showing us his "masculinity". He still preferred to keep his hands near his face but we did get to see him wave to us. It was the most adorable thing I've ever seen. He never fails to tug my heartstrings.

And here are some pics I'd like to share:

Looking straight ahead - our "Skeletor" pic



Proving he belongs on Team Blue



Hiding his eyes - it's much too early for a photo shoot!



All of this chatter is giving me a headache!



A blurry profile pic



Our handsome boy



And for those of you who requested a belly photo - here we are. Halfway there. Unbelievable. Thank you for holding my hand through all of this insanity and for continuing this journey alongside me. I couldn't do it without you all.

26 comments:

Sticky Bun said...

Wow--that's so funny. I just left a comment saying "keep us posted" and as soon as I hit post I saw this. So funny!

Congrats on the fabulous scan! Your son is gorgeous!

Fertilized said...

Wonderful News!! I think he is very handsome! You look Fantastic

Holly Crosley said...

What beautiful pictures. I tear up just seeing that perfect little bump and the perfect baby living inside you. Words just cannot express how delighted I am for you. I love you and I can't wait to meet your precious son.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

What a handsome little man you have there! Congrats on a GREAT scan! And what a cute belly shot. I really need to get on that soon. :) HUGS!

SaraS-P said...

Hi, perfect little one!

Baby Blankenship said...

Look at you little Momma, you look great...He is so cute...I love the pic of his hands on his face...that will probably be one of his things he does a lot when he gets here, he's playing peek a boo already with you Mommy...Can't wait to hear more...

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Wonderful news!! Congratulations!

So happy for you :)

Kim said...

Ohhh, he's a CUTIE! Your cervix is even longer than mine, woo hooooo!

Congrats on an awesome scan.

Artblog said...

You're looking good :) Great pics and wonderful news that all is right :)

X

Emily said...

perfect news. sunshine is very, very handsome.

and your belly is perfect too.

congrats, mama.

infertile said...

So Perfect!!! He looks so handsome and you are looking fabulous! Couldn't be happier to see a fellow IF get a ray of sunshine. You deserve it.

Mel said...

so beautiful... so perfect.
your continued good news keeps us all going. congrats on making it 1/2 way.

Kathryn said...

Hi Kristen,
I've been following your blog as a "lurker" for several mos. I'm due on Aug 21, and love following your progress, just a few weeks ahead of mine. (and sharing the same infertility doubts) Congratulations! He is so handsome!

Katie said...

Wonderful news on your handsome man!

The Fried Chicken Yacht Club said...

Very exciting!!!

Malloryn said...

I love the pictures where he's holding his hands over his face! He's beautiful... congratulations :)

Laura said...

Great news! I am so glad it went well. And wonderful pictures - both baby and belly! I love the one with his hands covering his ears - precious! :)

Grad3 said...

Awesome news!!!!

Elizabeth said...

sooooooo cute!!! You look great too!

Geohde said...

I'm going to have to ask for a 3D snap at my anatomy scan. I can't believe it's only a week or so away. Time does fly!

J

Barb said...

lovely!

Sunny said...

Wonderful news!!!

Mrs. B said...

I love the pictures!!!! How wonderful to watch him grow from the inside out!!!

Janna said...

You look fabulous!!!! Love that baby bump!!! Congrats on a perfect scan!!!!

Courtney said...

Those are some great pictures of your little one! Congratulations on another positive appointment. :)

M said...

You look fantastic....and your little guy is gorgeous. I am so happy that everything was perfect, isn't it such a good feeling.

Yippee for being half way there.