We had an ultrasound done at 33 weeks last week on Thursday! It was mostly for our own benefit, though when they measured my “growth”, my doctor thought I was measuring ahead, so he ordered the ultrasound. Everything turned out to be fine and she’s right on track with where she should be. They estimate around 4 lbs… which isn’t huge and I’m okay with that.
The funniest thing about it all was that she licked the placenta in the middle of the ultrasound! The tech caught it and laughed, pointing it out to us. She kept doing it, too. We have a picture of it–blackmail material for when she brings boys home, haha!
It was so crazy to actually see her and her little face. I couldn’t get over it. During the ultrasound, I was fine and joking around with the tech, watching the screen intently… but it didn’t really hit me then. It wasn’t until we had the pictures and we were looking them over that it all became so real. I kept looking at the husband and saying, “look! She has a little face!”
I’ll be honest, I never thought ultrasound pictures were cute. Even the earlier ones of our own child seemed weird and alien to me. But this? This… it’s cute. It’s creepy, but it’s cute. She has a little face, a little nose, and little lips! Seeing her profile and just her moving around and grabbing onto her little feet (she’s all bunched up in there), I don’t know. It still hits me, even now, a week after the fact. I just look at the picture and think, “wow…”
I jokingly told the husband during the ultrasound that those were clearly not my lips! We all had a good laugh as the tech moved the wand around and tried to get us some good photos. It was difficult because she’s so close to the placenta. I remember holding my breath every time she did a measurement, so worried that she’d make a noise of worry or say something wasn’t right. I was so relieved when none of that happened.
It’s still so hard to believe that soon, she’ll be a real person here with us. She’ll be our daughter and we’ll be her parents. It’s just so hard to wrap our heads around it all. It’s not a bad thing, though. It’s just… different. Everything is changing, even now. My head isn’t the same as it used to be, it functions differently, and it’s really going to change once she’s here.
We’re working hard to get everything done! I’m definitely out of the ‘honeymoon stage’ of my pregnancy. I kind of miss the second trimester; I wasn’t huge, but I had a cute little belly I could dress up easily. Now I feel huge and I can’t seem to find anything to wear! I feel ridiculous. I’m also uncomfortable most of the time… which sucks. Sleep? Ha, ha. That’s hilarious. Yeah, we’re definitely at the end… but that’s okay. It’s been an interesting ride.
We had our baby shower over the weekend, my aunt visited, and we just got a bulk of our big baby stuff today… but that’s a post for another time.