Today I am officially 34 weeks pregnant. We are approaching the finishing line of this pregnancy with great speed! Spring always seems to be a busy time around here with outside projects, mowing, gardening and wrapping up the school year. In the midst of all this new life happening in nature around us. This little miracle is also growing and getting ready to meet us all.
On Monday of this week we had an ultrasound to check on how big baby was (due to the whole gestational diabetes thing!) I have never had an ultrasound this late in the pregnancy and it was a whole new experience. We still didn’t find out the gender. It will be a good surprise and reward to find out after that whole labor ordeal.
During the ultrasound they measured baby and checked fluid levels. We saw feet, head, belly, and then the tech said, “Wow, your baby has lots of hair!” Hair was one thing that I never considered seeing in an ultrasound. So much fun. I came from a very bald baby family and so having all my newborns adorned with lots of hair is kind of fun. We also got to see the baby do practice breathing. At this point the baby is getting ready to breath on the outside and starting to practice all those important processes on the inside. We saw the heart beat and heard the heart beat at a steady 140. What a great sound. The tech tried to get a good 3D shot of the babies face but our little one had it’s little fists right around it’s face.
This week Lillian and I also had a baby dream on the same night. I dreamed that I was delivering the baby in a foreign country while helping another young mom deliver her baby. It made me thankful for our modern hospitals and wonderful birthing suits here in Sioux Falls. Lillian then woke up and told me her dream. She said that we went to the hospital and didn’t tell her. When she did get to come up to the hospital the baby was already talking to her. Oh fun.
As the weekly countdown quickly turns into days… I am thankful for this new life and the responsibility that comes with it.