What an amazing experience it was to see our baby so clearly on the ultrasound. We were pretty nervous as we knew we would find out if we were having a boy or girl. Brad and I have said all along that we would be happy with either. You should know that all of our doctor visits here are in Spanish and our doctor doesn't know ANY English. So I have been feeling very comfortable with our lady but she didn't have the equipment for us to be able to see everything so she referred us to a guy. We arrived and he was very business like (unlike our usual friendly lady doctor), but he was very professional and I told him we were there to find out what we were having. 30 minutes into the appointment he showed us something down below and I didn't understand the word he said...I looked at Brad and he was nodding his head like he understand and I said in English to Brad "what did he say" and he said "I dont know" so I asked the doctor in Spanish to explain and he said it was just the baby's bladder and it's healthy...it was amazing as we could see all of the fingers, hands, toes, feet - everything. It was such a blessing to be able to see our baby and see him healthy.
After about 45 minutes he finally showed us the information we wanted to know...and he said "and there you have it" and I was like "what is it" and he said "you cant see" and I said "please just tell me"..anyways I think he thought it was a fun game and we went back and forth until finally he said it was a boy. It was a great feeling. Just knowing what we have and being able to talk to HIM and pray for HIM. All along Brad and I have been praying for HIM and when we talk about or to him it's always been a boy. They say the maternal instinct is never wrong (but I'm sure it is) but it was amazing how sure I felt that we were having a little boy from about week 7. Praise God our baby was moving around like crazy and the doctor said he is healthy.
On the last team we did a bible craft from Psalms 23. We traced around their hands and from the hand cut out used cotton balls, glue and ribbon to make little sheep! The children really enjoyed it. We had a table with 8 seats and took 8 children at a time so it would be organised and personal. I think we did the activity 4 or 5 times by the end.
I'm now 14 weeks pregnant and haven't put on any weight yet. It's a funny feeling going to the scales and hoping that the numbers go up because I want to start showing!! hehe I starting wearing my first pair of maternity jeans yesterday, mainly just for comfort. I don't understand why people don't wear them all the time, no zipper or buttons to worry about just pull them up and down!! We are going to find out what flavour we are having in 3 weeks and our cot (crib) and pack and play are going to be arriving in 2 weeks. It's all exciting! Also we started our registry and someone already bought something (no idea who). It's www.amazingregistry.com/hewittbub This registry is for people in the States, we have 3 countries involved here so most of the bigger items will be bought here in Mexico or in Australia.
Here's the 12 weeks photo - nothing to show though...