Heartbeats, baby – Bend, Oregon Mama & Photographer
I’m 35 weeks pregnant as of this weekend. The last eight months has flown by. I feel like I’m grasping onto each week to slow things down, but it’s not working. Each new week is faster than the last. New mamas, beware. I remember looking at what fruit size my baby was in the second trimester, but now I can hardly remember to look because I still want to hold onto that time a few weeks ago that this baby could be compared to a Naked-Tailed Armadillo. But each week is like a single blink. I received a surprise #advancedmaternalage 3D ultrasound last week to measure baby’s growth. Physicians recommend this in order to check baby’s size, weight, movements, complications, and because stillbirth is a risk. I can’t stop looking at this baby boy’s face. The ultrasonographer printed off some twenty photos for us. He even smiled, those kissable lips. Heart flutters. Speaking of heart, the most fascinating experience I’ve had so far is watching the chambers of this little boy’s heart pump and watching his heart valves open and close. Even during the first ultrasound we received, I was in awe of the seemingly magic inner workings of the human body, especially when we are at such early developmental stages. It’s what made me cry during my first US. Be still my heart. My entire pregnancy I wondered about what features this boy has. I dreamed of his little fingers and chubby cheeks. And now I can see him and sweet chubby cheeks (have I mentioned that this entire pregnancy all I’ve kept saying is “I hope he’s chunky”?)! Oh, brilliant brilliant technology. What a gift. I never in a million years thought I’d experience my body going through this transformation. I can’t wait to share my holistic healing journey with you fully. So, how many ultrasounds did you receive? What were your favorite experiences while pregnant or waiting for your baby to arrive?
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