As of yesterday, the world knows our news: Grace is going to be a big sister! We are having a baby!
Honestly, I've been thinking of how I wanted to announce my pregnancy for weeks. I scoured through Pinterest ideas and thought I had the perfect idea. According to my calculations, I would be 10 weeks along when Grace was about 10 months old. I saw this really cute picture of a mom with her little child and a sign for each of them announcing that one was 10 months old while the other was 10 weeks. I thought it was cute and clever. But my perfect plan was foiled once I had my first doctor's appointment.
Andrew and I met at the hospital for the first ultrasound. I lay there staring at the screen above me, and when the image of Baby Peanut (as we have affectionately called him/her) popped up, I was shocked. It looked like a baby!
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, "Duh, Maichael! It IS a baby so of course it's not surprising if it looks like a baby." but I let me explain. On our first ultrasound with Grace, she looked like...well, an alien blob. Honestly, the only thing I could really see clearly in that first ultrasound was Grace's little thudding heartbeat. Other than that, I couldn't make out arms, hands, or legs. They printed us pictures, but I felt no connection to them. But this time, I could clearly see a baby.
The ultrasound technician completed her measurements and then announced, "You are well past 10 weeks. According to the measurements, you will be 15 weeks tomorrow."
According to my period tracking and baby apps, I was due on October 4th, but now I learned that baby was expected to arrive around September 4th. A whole month early!?
The nurse laughed and declared, "Wow, you practically skipped your first trimester!"
I quickly corrected her, "Oh no! I definitely felt the first trimester. I have been sick for months." This is a sad truth, one I am eagerly waiting to be done with.
Andrew and Maichael
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