So many things to be thankful for! And this one takes the cake. Today has been one of the most incredible, beautiful, momentous days of my life, and for that, I can't give enough thanks. Andy and I are in our 10th week, going on 11 in a couple of days, and our ultrasound today was one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed. After the humdrum and annoying wait in the doctors office, the doc finally came in and listened for a heartbeat. Unable to detect anything, we were a little bummed, but Doc said this early, he has never been able to hear one, and recommended we go ahead and have another ultrasound since we were there. And unbeknown to Andy and I, our whole journey to this point would take on a whole new incredible meaning. We were expecting to see a picture different from the one 4 weeks ago, but what we weren't expecting to see was the Leader of a Marching Band! (Andy's adorable words) Our precious sesame seed has graduated on to becoming a wee little plum, and it was flailing it's little arms all over the place. When the doc would push on it, it would buck like a little bronco and flail those tiny little arms all over again, it was simply...amazing. Andy and I, are at a loss for words, this is simply one of the coolest things either of us have ever experienced, unsure whether to laugh or cry, or laugh AND cry, this is so cool! In the past 4 weeks, our little motionless bean sprout has become a moving, living, growing, breathing, marching band leading, arms flailing, little person! And pretty much the cutest little punkin' head I ever did see. So this Thanksgiving, I have many thanks, and not enough words.
In the picture, the head is on the right, and the little white spot above it, is a little arm. Legs to the left...Our Little Plum. =)