Tuesday, March 19, 2013

There's really a baby in there!

We finally had our ultrasound after a few scheduling mishaps. Of course I wanted Kyle there and his schedule really limits our options and then the tech got sick and so we had to reschedule but it finally happened. We finally got to make sure that it was actually a real live human life in there. I have learned that if you get an ultrasound you should try to get the last appointment of the day. They will take their time with you and print a million bajillion pictures on one long strip and there will be no rush, no hurry and you will get to be in that surreal moment of parental bliss at seeing feet kick and hands move and yawn over and over again.

When we had our ultrasound with Max is was short and quick and we got about 5 pictures including a full frontal face shot that showed a skeleton and two large hollowed out spaces for eyes. It was kinda freaky looking so we endearingly named our unborn child skeletor, because we are awesome parents. This time we even got 3D imaging which was super trippy and basically this child looks like Max's twin.

Still don't know the gender, to be honest we were tempted but the reality is that we truly enjoy not knowing. No I don't wonder constantly, but of course I wonder. It gives me something tangible to wonder about with this child. There are a host of other things that can bring anxiety like whether Max will be ready or how we are going to manage 3 ten week interships with a newborn and toddlers next year but wondering boy or girl is a lot easier on my mind. Plus, we just LOVE the surprise. 


  1. So exciting! I don't know how you don't find out what you are having! I think it would drive me crazy!! Can't wait to see!!!

  2. Gina you look adorable and that's a lot of priceless photography! Look forward to seeing you sometime in the ward.

  3. Gina!!!! Congrats! I am so excited for you guys! Good luck with the madness of two kids and internships ;-). But you are a champ and will manage just fine.

  4. You are radiant! I'm loving these pictures! I admire your resolve to not know the gender, I may never be that strong. Anthony requests that, if it's a boy, you name him Elder Jenkins Prescott.