Sunday, April 9, 2006

Meeting Baby Girl

Probably one of the only political statements you will here from me: Our ultrasound was an absolute testimony that babies are miracles from the Lord and there is absolutely no way anyone could justify abortion.

Monday: My husband noted my comment about wanting a large mello yello in sonic ice and showed up at work with the perfect treat for me! Super-size mello yello in sonic ice. I worked on downing it on the 15 minute ride to the doctor's office. I had been told previously BY MY DOCTOR that I should drink some caffeine before the ultrasound so the baby would move around a bit. Then, we'd have a better chance of seeing what he/she was. So, by the time we got to the office, I was nervous AND on a caffeine high. Oh, and I had to go to the bathroom really really bad, but I was waiting for the usual trip to go in the cup.

Mom, Dad, and Geron's mom met us at the doctor's office. We talked in the lobby for what seemed like 20 minutes or so and then we were finally called back for THE ultrasound. (Dad waited.) By this time, I really had to go, so fortunately there was a bathroom off the scan room.

Then, it was the big moment. I laid on the table and we all anxiously stared at the screen above to see who was going to reveal themself to us. As soon as the nurse put the scanner on my stomach, we immediately could see the baby. It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life! If you've seen our video by now, you know what I'm talking about. A wiggling, kicking baby with fingers, toes, perfect head and tummy and little arms and legs--AGAIN, there is know way anyone could truly say that this is not life. Baby was kicking and even waving, and we think "she"--which we found out after about 10 minutes-- was even smiling a couple of times. She was REALLY on the caffeine high! After waiting for above said time, the nurse was finally able to get a view of baby's bottom side. Baby spread her legs up in the air and it was kind of like she was saying "Look, everybody, I'm a girl! I'm your daughter in here!"

I think, after me, Patsy was the most excited that we were having a girl since she'd had two boys and always wanted a little girl. We're definitely going to have a spoiled baby--there's no doubt about it. Mom and Geron had thought, understand not wanted or didn't want, but thought it was going to be a boy. ANd I think my mom thought Geron wanted a boy, but he never gave us that idea at any time. He was going to be satisfied and excited either way. Believe me, he is going to be a sucker for this little girl! (that's just how daddies are) As for my mom and dad, I think they are just thrilled they're finally getting a grandbaby! Girl or boy, baby is going to be loved by everyone and spoiled by most everyone. I imagine my dad will be just as big a suckerif not bigger for his granddaughter then Geron will be. I won't even mention the siblings. No hope. No hope.

Last night, Geron and I watched America's funniest videos and we saw a little girl in her room kind of leaning on her bed just staring at the camera. I know, not really funny, but she had chocolate all over her face, in her hair, all over her bed, (hershey's syrup bottle laying on the blanket), squiggles of chocolate all over the floor, a care bear covered in chocolate--you get the picture. I mentioned to Geron "That is when I would have to come and get YOU." And his quick reply "And that is when I would say 'That's YOUR daughter'."