Friday, October 22, 2010


Today we got our first baby picture!! Getting the perfect portrait of our little angel didn't involve a faux background screen at Sears or Walmart. Neither, Marty, nor I had to wear hand puppets or make silly faces to get our baby for a smile, none the less, securing a snapshot we could post on the fridge did take some effort and lots and lots of water!
I had to drink 8 glasses of water an hour before the appointment. I had to do this while teaching cooking to 27 grade 8's. We were making Halloween sugar cookies, the kind you roll out and use cookie cutters and icing to make delicious! The class was fun and the room was hot. Downing the 8 glasses didn't take long. I was thirsty with all the running around between cooking stations I was doing. The trouble was, I drank the water too quickly. I drank it all within 20 minutes, done well before an hour before I needed to be and then, damn, did I have to pee! Finally I couldn't take it anymore. I got an Teacher's Aid to cover my class for 2 minutes, ran to the can and emptied my bladdar completely. I'd have to start again, but it was worth it for the relief I got. I paced myself a little better the second time around, drinking another 8 glasses of water. By the time the bell rang and I headed for my truck, I was so full, I'm sure my eyeballs were floating. I had to undo my pants fully on the way to relieve some of the pressure. I walked into the clinic and the lady behind the desk, asked me "how are you today?" I answered painfully, "very very uncomfortable!!" Luckily, they got me into the ultra sound room right away. The technician squirted the jelly on my belly and began pushing with her instrument, on my bladdar. Immediately, she told me I had to go "empty" a little bit as I was toooooo full! She handed me a paper cup, told me to fill it to the top twice, emptying the cup each time, before coming back. THANK GOD!!! The tech finished measuring all of "mini me's" parts, then went to the waiting room to get Marty so he and I could see our baby on the screen for the first time together. It was awesome! We saw Mini Me's hands and feet and it's little jaw moving up and down while it tried to suck it's hands! Sooo cool that something so cool is living inside me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mini Me's leg
Mini Me sucking thumb
Mini Me being adorable

1 comment:

Nicole said...

ahhhhh! there's an alien inside you.........! so cool :)