October 16, 2010
Yesterday definitely ranked in my top five best days ever, which last night’s insomnia can attest to. It was the most amazing thing to actually see our baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound, and to hear the doctors say that the measurements look perfect.
I have a very dear friend who did not get good news at her first ultrasound, and that worry was almost consuming me as we waited for yesterday’s appointment. Both S and I had a moment of panic that there wasn’t going to be anything in there, and then maybe the briefest flicker of disappointment and sadness for the baby that didn’t make it…which was followed by complete and utter excitement. I literally was shaking for a good hour!
I decided that we needed to celebrate with my parents, so we took them out to dinner, and over the course of the night, we christened our baby-to-be. I was mentioning that I’ve been craving mashed potatoes – literally, I had them with dinner every night this week! – and it just popped into my head…”we should call the baby Spud.” Everyone started dying laughing, and the nickname stuck. At least we know that the baby is Irish, right? 😉
Oh, and one other thing – we have a due date – June 9th, 2011!!! That means that I’m offically six weeks (and two days), counting down to magic week #13. Oh and our anniversary is June 12th, so we figure we’ll be getting a very special present that day…at least we’ll be celebrating our seven-year itch anniversary in style! 😉