Monday, April 13, 2009

28 Week Sonogram

Last week, I had another sonogram to make sure James was still on the right track in terms of growth. Most women only get one sonogram done, at 20 weeks. Needless to say, I was ECSTATIC about getting to see this little boy again!

Not only is he on the right track, he's big - measuring 1 week ahead. How accurate is that really? Give or take a week, so there's no real way to tell. Regardless, he is healthy, happy, and such a little wiggle worm. Here are some pictures:
!!!LINDA!!! - if you click on the picture, a much bigger one will show up so you can see them in more detail. You may need to ask Steve for some help! =)

Picture of his sweet face (nose, mouth, chin, eyes are in the shadows):

Here is a very blurry picture of his hand. He does have all 5 fingers, but it is difficult to see.

For some reason, my favorite sonogram pictures are of the feet. Who can resist baby feet? Here are good pictures of his left foot, and right foot:

Here is one of his sweet face. You are looking directly at him. He already has cute chubby cheeks!

And, lastly, his profile.

When we got to the hospital, we had to wait almost an hour to be seen. This is unheard of for a sonogram. When we were finally called back, our sonographer had tear-stricken cheeks. She thanked us for waiting, and said it had been a tough morning. There had been one stillborn case, and one major heart defect case both discovered just before our arrival.

How thankful we are to have a healthy, growing little boy. It was wonderful to see him again, see him move, and see that all of his organs were performing their proper function. What a miracle it is to create a baby! I don't understand how some can watch a baby grow, and are convinced that there is no divine being guiding the process. I am grateful for my testimony of our Heavenly Father, who I know is teaching this little boy and preparing him for our family.