Saturday, August 25, 2012

The first time I saw you...

My first ultrasound... what an experience that was.  I didn't know what to expect. I was more nervous than anything. I just wanted to see my child, healthy and strong.

It was the first time I met my doctor, Jennifer Bolton. I must say, I was impressed. She is the exact type of person you want in an OBGYN. She's great!

My blood work from the day before came back perfect. I'm taking care of me, which is most important in taking care of lil peanut.

Tony had to work, so Mama was with me. I love my mom dearly, but she kept bringing up all this random crap that DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME OR MY PREGNANCY! WTH?! It drove me nuts. In one of the videos she made of the ultrasound you can literally hear her say, out of the blue, "my father is 82...excuse me 92, and he's in perfect health! I mean, he's got some problems but he's in perfect health."

Really, ma?

Even Dr. Bolton didn't know what to say. That's Babs for ya.

As soon as I heard the heartbeat, a tear fell from my eye. All I could say was, "that's SO weird!" And it was weird. My baby's heart was beating inside me, and it melted mine. The beat was a perfect 150 bpm. Already an overachiever.

Then we moved on to the visuals. I cannot describe to you how it feels to see your child for the first time. It's literally love at first site.

Lil peanut was showing off! He/she was doing flips and moving all over the place! No wonder I've been so nauseous.

Ten little fingers, ten little toes. Bending those knees and elbows already! I can already tell, he/she's got Daddy's Italian nose and my lips. Spinal cord was perfect, so Dr. Bolton says.

I didn't want it to end! I didn't want just some pictures...I want MY BABY! It was truly amazing. It made it that much more real. I'm going to be a MOM.



  1. I laughed out loud at the part about your mom. For realsies.

    1. Oh that was just the tip of it. She might be banned from ALL future appointments. Typical Babs. I should have expected it.