June 14, 2010

20 Weeks!

Friday marked my entering the 20th week. This baby has been kicking and punching and moving all over the place lately. I am loving it. I keep trying to get Dallin's hand down there fast enough so he can feel it, but it seems this little one can sense Dad's hand and decides it doesn't want to kick or punch for him. I don't know if this means it really likes me or doesn't like me, so it punches. :) We had our 20 week appointment and ultrasound today, and much to all your dismay, I'm sure, we stuck to our guns and didn't find out what we are having. :) But, this is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I just want to kiss it and love it. All in good time! Anyhow, here are pictures from the ultrasound. Dallin thinks baby has my lips. I think I might agree. And it might have my nose as well. . . I'm including a picture of me at 4 days old for you all to compare. :)

Seriously, cutest little profile ever. I'm not biased or anything either. :)

Ooohh, don't you just want to kiss that little face??

Profile view of the baby.

Me at 4 days old. (Tryin' to smile already! :))

The Doctor said we had a perfect ultrasound, that it was like the textbook ultrasound and he hadn't seen one so good in months. We were obviously thrilled. You know how it is, you just start to worry about all the things that could go wrong and you're so happy that none of them have happened. We got to see the 4 chambers of the heart so clearly and we were in awe and amazement the whole time. It was incredible. The size of the head is about the size of you putting the tip of your middle finger to the tip of your thumb (roughly speaking) and the heart is about 1 inch by 1 inch. Baby is in the 74th percentile right now and everything looks wonderful. My doctor said my cervix is a little on the low side of normal (3.5 cm) but he's not worried about it. All in all, it was a fabulous appointment and we are so glad we got to see our baby again! We hope the next 4 months fly by!


JaNae Fay said...

YAY Ashley! Aren't ultrasounds the most exciting things? Those and the doppler so you can hear the heartbeat....ahhh....LOVE IT! I'm so happy for you and hope everything continues to go well! :)

Em and Ms said...

Ultrasounds are so fun! Cute pictures already, though that's to be expected with you two. So glad everything is going well.

Megan said...

I thought it looked like perfect ultra sound pictures. My kids always seem to tuck themselves in somewhere to hide during this time.

Dallin and Ashley said...

The baby was so cooperative for the ultrasound! For our last one, it did not want to show its face. But for this one it must have known that its picture was being taken and it was important to hold still, because the only time it punched was when the ultrasound tech poked it. :) It was pretty funny.

Drew & Lindsey Christensen said...

Those are probably the clearest ultrasound pictures I've ever! We're glad to hear things are going so well for you.

Lisa said...

Oh, what a beautiful little baby! That's one of the best ultrasound pics I've ever seen!! I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl!!

tharker said...

That little nose is so dang cute! I really do want to kiss that sweet face!!!

I am so excited for you, Ashley, and cannot wait to meet your sweet little babe.

You're half way there!