Wednesday, July 26, 2006

baby moon

We went for a "fun" ultrasound this past weekend at 24 weeks along. Our friend, Aileen, is an ultrasound technician and volunteered to do an ultrasound for us "just for fun". Thanks again, Aileen, for doing that for us! It was amazing - such a different perspective when a friend is talking to you and telling you what she sees. Aileen talked us through some of the diagnostic things she does and she spent alot of time just showing us the different baby parts! We saw Dop's mouth and arms moving and even though I couldn't feel it, Dop was kicking me over and over again! Man, the abuse!

So, of course, we went for this ultrasound to find out that one gender-defining part and we found out that little Dop is a boy! It is so exciting to know and it makes it so real for me! Yes, we have a name picked out for Dop, but no, we are not divulging the name until he is born. We'll continue to call him Dop because if I start to use his name, I'm sure I'll just blurt it out all the time!

I'll upload the rest of the ultrasound photos to Flickr, but here is a photo first for Dop - it's his first baby moon! Hehehe...

On another note, this morning, I felt Dop externally for the first time. I think it's a kick, but I'm not sure. All I know is if I put my hand on my stomach, I can see my hand move when he kicks! It makes me laugh everytime because I imagine this wee little baby in my stomach kicking me as if to go somewhere!


Anonymous said...

DATE: 7/27/2006 7:15:50 PM
sorry .. i can't tell what's what in that photo. how can you tell we don't have kids? :D

Anonymous said...

DATE: 7/27/2006 10:18:08 PM
The cutest butt cheeks in the world!!
Isn't it a great feeling when you feel him kicking....makes it so much more real.

Hugs to you both, Mommie and Dop, xoxox

Anonymous said...

DATE: 7/29/2006 9:19:30 PM
Yeah!!! Congratulations guys. We are so happy for you and cannot wait to meet DOP : ) Ciarra is also happy that there will be another cousin and that yes, she will always remain the oldest Van Dop cousin. Another Boy will so much fun!