I had a doctor’s appointment at lunchtime, and as I was heading out, I realized that the streets near our building were shut down, and there was a HazMat team along with Asheville police at the Federal Building. People were being evacuated. While it was an inconvenience to go around, I just hoped that everyone was okay. (In the end, all was good. Just a little chaotic, and hopefully they’ll find the suspect they were looking for.)
I arrived at my doctor’s appointment right on time – not a moment to spare – and was immediately taken back. I was a little flustered from the previous event and trying to get around downtown, and the nurses were (hurriedly) taking all of my vitals in a different room. Then the nurse told me that they wanted to use me as a guinea pig for a new ultrasound machine they were trying out, and would that be okay?
You see, when we had our ultrasound pictures at 19 weeks, they didn’t turnout as “cute” as most pictures. We were basically terrified that we were going to have Skeletor as our child. (This is also one of the reasons you won’t see those pictures on here – they really are scary.)
So in I went, and about 10 minutes into it, I started to feel lightheaded, dizzy and sick. The nurse also came in and said the doctor was ready for me. The sonographer wanted to grab a photo or two quickly, and I walked out with two fuzzy pictures.
I was almost convinced our kid is not photogenic.
They asked me to have someone page them after my visit with the doctor, and they’d try again. So back in I went about 20 minutes later. This time, we ended up with two great 4D pictures, a profile shot and a cute picture of his feet. (Also, we have confirmation that McLittle really is a boy – though I did not ask for a photo confirmation. No need to embarrass him before he’s even here.)
My grandma immediately said that McLittle looks like Kenny. We pulled out baby photos, and the baby definitely has his nose. It’s a toss-up on his mouth (and we both have blue eyes, so that one’s a given.) I think he has my feet. And he’s going to be a runner. 🙂
Finally….we have decent ultrasound pictures.