Friday, November 4, 2011

Meeting Baby R!! and the New Moms Study

We finally got to meet our precious baby!

A friend of mine who is pregnant told me about a study at IU Hospital called "The New Moms Study". Basically they want to track women who are pregnant with their first child and what it means for me is: free ultra sounds, money, a car seat, and diaper bag! I jumped on the opportunity to get involved and scheduled my first ultrasound -yay!

The moment the ultrasound tech placed the probe on my belly I saw Baby R instantly, even though I wasn't sure what I was looking for. Even though I had a positive pregnancy test and my body sure felt pregnant, you never know whats going on down there south of your belly button. Doubts crept in the days leading up to the ultrasound, like what if I miscarried, what if the test was falsely positive? So when I saw that little alien in my belly I was overcome with emotions. It was the first time it felt really REAL. Tears filled my eyes and when the tech flipped a switch and we listened to the HEARTBEAT the tears were free flowing. The baby was in there and alive and well! It was such a special moment Kyle and I got to share together.

The first shot of Baby R:

If you look really close you can see the (huge) head, and little nubs for arms and legs. Precious!

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