BABY BABY BABY
This is the first ultrasound that I got. My OB gives me pictures every time I go. So we get to see the progression.
The second visit, John was with me. When he saw the heartbeat for the first time, his face totally lit up. I will never forget it.
Now we're getting into the third phase of pictures.
I hope you guys can tell what you are looking at. :) This is the "blessing's" back. The last time I went to the doctor, my mom and my Aunt were here, so I was able to send a picture home with them to show Grandpa, Grandma and Dad.
There is so much to say about pregnancy, choices you have to make, starting with "What room will the nursery be in?", "Am I going to find out the sex?" (the answer for me is a resounding 'yes'), "What name should we name him/her?".
When you are in the situation that we are in, living in a foreign country to both of us, you ask yourself "Where should I deliver?", "What is the procedure?", "Am I going to be able to communicate my desires?" or more simply, "Do I really have to spend 80 Euros for a monitor when, in the States, I can get one for $20?"
It's exciting for sure, but I've found myself thinking a lot about what kind of mother I'm going to be. Last week I got the inclination to make whole wheat bread with everything in it including cashews, minus the mayo, a task I was determined to do weekly for the rest of our child rearing lives. I have this desire to be "Super Health Mom!!!!" Pro- cloth diapers, Anti-Sugar for a year, Pro-Mid Wife, Anti-Epidural. I found myself munching on a carrot for a snack while making a quilt that I was considering doing by hand.....the list goes on and on.
Does every mom go through this? How can I describe the looks that John has been giving me? It's like this...."What did you do to my wife?" I, much to his relief, came crashing down a little bit today. I felt pretty yucky this morning and slept until 11. I'm consoling myself right now with M&Ms and the rest of a Cola (something that I've dropped from my regular diet, hopefully forever).
So, I know this is a broad question, and if you wanted to give me an easy answer you'd just refer me to Proverbs 31, but what makes a good mom???