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It was an absolutely gorgeous day with a clear blue sky, cool breeze, and warm sunshine as we drove to the Fairfax Radiology Center. Nothing could make the day more beautiful than the fact that I was going see my baby again. With John Robert and my Mom, I waited with immense anticipation and jumped up as soon as my name was called. Shortly after, my hubby and mother joined me in a cozy room that had little more than a chair, table for me to lay, and the wonderful General Electric ultrasound machine.
The sonographer was quickly sliding the funny looking ultrasound tool around my belly, swiftly taking measurements of all the important parts of the baby’s body. I could see why my doctor recommended the Fairfax Radiology Center when you could pick out the baby’s heart on the screen, from across the room. Since we’re leaving our baby’s gender unknown in the world of happy surprises, we all adverted our eyes when the sonographer told us to.
Now my first ultrasound appointment took no more than a happy and very short twenty minutes, while this ultrasound took a curious one and a half hours (which my Mom said she never had happen with any of her babies)! You see, my baby was already quite so clever, as I’d like to believe, since little baby Pennington kept his/her back to the ultrasound wand for almost the whole first hour. No matter how stubborn the munchkin was going to be, the sonographer was just as stubborn! She was determined to get us a profile of our first child. Within the last minutes of our visit in that room, the baby was kind enough to turn his/her cute little head just enough for the sonographer to swiftly capture the poses.
And three weeks later, this little one can’t stay still! I feel him/her while standing up or sitting down. As of right now, the baby also matches my sleep patterns and I rarely feel movement while laying in bed at night. I’ve been having so much fun keeping track. Sometimes the kicks catch me so off guard, I still jump with surprise. Funny thing is, these movements will only get stronger and stronger. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to this fabulous feeling of life.