remember when i said i didn’t feel much of a connection to this baby?
well zippity-do-da for ultrasounds then, i guess, because what a difference a
day week makes!
i’m happiest to report that everything looked perfect and healthy and in the right places. we saw ten fingers and ten toes and two eyes and a vigorously pumping heart….
and just for good measure we also some very clear and obvious girl parts.
and so here i am, not even a week out from spilling my deep dark secrets about feeling like we hadn’t bonded, and i think we might even have her name picked out.
WHOA! (who are we?!)
this weekend the bonding continues, by way of a nesting project that i’ve been dying to get into, but i figured it made sense to wait - until we knew if i’d be spending time separating what few neutrals we did have from all the pink, or just organizing and making sense of the chaos of outgrown clothing thrown haphazardly into the closet.
(for the record i was really on top of that stuff at the beginning, but at some point all hell broke loose and while the first box is full of neatly folded onesies and receiving blankets, all the others are a TOTAL FREAKING DISASTER. in other words, i’m going to have so much fun!!!! yay baby clothes!)
i get why some people choose not to find out, but yesterday was still a huge surprise, even if it came a few months ‘early’ … i feel such relief to have seen her little healthy body and know everything is moving along just fine right now. and since i probably won’t see her again until january 15th, that will have to do… but now that doesn’t stress me out, i can just be excited.