Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seeing Britt

Today we had our 4-D ultrasound appointment. The place that does these really encourages you to bring the entire family, so Gary and I had invited Mom and Dad to go along with us, and two special friends Kelly and Sara. Mom and Dad had to work and couldn't come, and Kelly was obviously elsewhere; so Sara, Gary, and I treked over to Lakeland today to catch our first glimpse of Britt. When we got to the place, there were tons of people. After a slight problem with paperwork, and a relatively short delay we were able to go back and oh what we saw! I can't tell you how amazing and clear it was. The best part, we paid for 20 minutes but got to see him for 45 (the hour package was twice what we paid), and while I have lots of pictures on a cd, my cd drive isn't working so 3 will have to do you for now.
We were able to see him smile, grimace, frown, and smirk. He sucked on his lips, played with his tongue, and was "breathing in" and swallowing his amnoitic fluid. He batted his big eyes at us and played with his umbilical cord. His cord was in front of his face along with his hands most of the time, he's mighty stubborn (imagine that). He waved and he rubbed his face/eyes and at one point appeared to be beating time in a 2 beat pattern in front of his face (to which Gary replied that he was going to have to teach that boy how to do it right, down in front of his chest). It was amazing to watch him streach and kick and everything. We could see the vernix still on his skin and found out that as of now he still has no hair.There were a few really amazing things that we were able to see. He undoubtable has Gary's nose, it turns down toward the tip just like Gary's. He undoubtable doesn't have Gary's ears (thank goodness) though his ears won't be done developing for another couple of weeks (so we'll see if they stay small and cute). His mouth looks alot like Gary's, but when he smiles it looks much more like mine than Gary's. He has great big chubby checks that were just too adorable. I got to watch him suck his thumb like I use to do, and rub his feet together, just like I always do as I'm falling asleep.It was simply amazing to get to see him, and I can't wait now to hold him and meet him face to face.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome and amazing! I would have loved to have been there to see it in real time. I can't wait to see the rest, nor can I wait for the real thing!

Love Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Danielle,

It is amazing how much ultra-sound pictures have improved since we got pictures of Matthew and Nicholas. I can't wait for him to get here so we can hold him and see what color hair he has!

Mother

strem said...

How wonderful, Danielle and Gary! What a blessing it is to see the little guy right now! Such a cutie! I will continue to pray for your health and the health of your little boy. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

That is amazing. I can't wait for Britt to get borned as Brady would say, and Britt and Joshua are going to be such good buds. As great as these 4-D's are I would be willing to Bet that Britt will be even better. Take good care of him. by the way, Gary wont have to teach him where his hands go. It will come natural to him. It's just that right now its a little cramped in there. I'm glad you guys were able to get a good glimps of Baby Britt.

Borrowed Poppa

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Great pics! Although I heard your hubby fell asleep!!!???!!! I can't wait to see the rest of them! Thanks for sharing.

Michael and Lori said...

Dani, wow!! What a cutie! I bet that just makes you all the more excited to meet little Mr. Britt. Can't wait to see the rest!!

Megan said...

I love the pictures of Britt! I wish we could do one of these, but we don't have that and we almost done anyways. So neat! Glad you got enjoy every minute! Not much longer and he will be in your arms.

Owl of the Desert said...

Oh, Danielle! He's so amazing! These pictures are great. I marvel at modern technology. I can't wait to meet the cute fellow in a couple of months.