Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Peek Inside the Womb

Today was an amazing day for our little family. :) Just like an average weekday back in May 2007, we loaded up the grandparents and headed to Little Rock for a 4D ultrasound. Sure, the trip was a little longer this time and we had a preschooler in tow, but it was just as miraculous as I remembered. Getting to see Owen's sweet face beyond a fuzzy black-and-white image has made his presence so much more real. We visited Baby Views at 27 weeks with both pregnancies and look at those sweet brothers! We're convinced that Owen from the nose up will look more like his dad, whereas Nathan looks more like me (in both that ultrasound and looking at him today). However, the lips and chin choppers are pretty much identical. We will know for sure in a few months and now that I've gotten a sneak peek, I am SO anxious for him to get here!

Now, the details! We got what we paid for with our wonderful ultrasound tech today. She spent 45 minutes going over every body part and ruling out any troubling signs for birth defects, which was such a sigh of relief! The crazy guy was kicking the whole time and now I understand why I feel it so low - he's breech! She assured us that he has plenty of space to turn around, though. And with the movement I've been feeling, I'm thinking he turns around every other day. :) She also said Owen was measuring bigger than average and his thunder thighs proved her right! He weighed in at 3 pounds and was 14 inches long. Who knows if he will follow in his brother's footsteps and show up early, but either way he should be a healthy size. Okay, enough with the chatty chat... here are more pictures for you to "ooh" and/or "ahh" over!

Here's my favorite profile. Isn't he handsome?

I think he looks a lot like Nathan in this one:

He's definitely an acrobat. Look at this foot-on-head action:

And I know everyone who reads this is probably more interested in what Owen looks like from the inside, but in keeping with my every other week belly shots, here is what he looked like from the outside this frosty morning:

I had an amazing Thursday and I hope you did, too. Keep sweet Owen in your prayers that he continues to grow, stay healthy, and stay put until he's ready to meet the world and make our little family even more complete. <3

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