June 17, 2010
So I don’t have a new belly shot for this milestone (though there are plenty of pictures of my growing stomach in our beach pictures from last week) But I do have some pictures from my follow-up sonogram yesterday afternoon (Note on that: my placenta has moved up so no more placenta previa worries! Hooray for that!)
Now, it’s funny, because last night on Twitter, Jonniker posted about how all babies look the same on ultrasounds but us moms-to-be still get all weepy over OUR BAYBEES, OMG! And really, she’s right. Mostly. I had been thinking about this for most of the afternoon, how all of my sonograms up to this point were very… disconnected, because even though I KNOW that’s my baby in there, I also have a hard time recognizing anything truly personal in there.
HOWEVER. This one blew my mind.
Because seriously? It looks just like Maggie when she’s sleeping. The chin, the mouth, and even the little hand up by her face. IT’S LIKE MAGGIE JUNIOR IN THERE!
And maybe it’s my Mommy-hormones talking, but for the first time EVER during a sonogram, I got a little weepy. I was able to connect to that (still miles away from being named) baby girl in there (and yes, got double confirmation on that, as well) because I saw something recognizable. Not just gray and black blurry limbs flailing and an alien-looking face staring back at me.
My daughter. Who looks exactly like her sister.
You guys. This is bad. ANOTHER ONE THIS CUTE? WHAT IN THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO DO????