I think this is the first picture of the baby I've posted to the blog. This is from our 18-week ultrasound, where the doctor checks that appendages and major organs are present. (Check!)
To me, this picture is absolutely amazing. Our baby has a face! With a nose! And lips! You can see it all right there!
I know, too many exclamation points. But it had to be done.
The funniest part of the ultrasound was when the doctor (whom I'd never met before—not my regular OB-Gyn) randomly started poking my belly. Everything on the screen went all jiggly. I thought maybe she was doing it to prove that what was on the screen was live, and not a recording? I wasn't really sure.
She moved her hand to the other side and started poking my belly again. Not painfully, but with enthusiasm. Keith and I looked at each other and giggled. Finally, she explained.
"I need to measure the baby's brain," she said. "And it's turned in the wrong position so I can't get a clear image. I'm trying to get the baby to move."
Then she moved her hand again and poked right in the middle of my belly.