This week we got the best gift ever!!…we got to see baby Elliott. One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had – so amazing that I find it hard to put into words!
I must say, the strangest thing was how quick the scan was, lasting a total of about 5 minutes, the majority of the scan was in the Sonographer measuring the neck for the initial stages of the ‘Downs Syndrome’ test. Gavin had the best view and as i watched his face, he had the look of adoration and wonder mixed with excitement – his first question…”Is it meant to be doing that? Is that normal?” as he watched
the baby our baby, flip around and float in complete contentment.
I think it’s fair to say that we fell in love at first sight. Me with a tear in my eye and Gav grabbing my hand for support as the image was revealed, our baby seemed to know that we were there, turning towards the ultrasound machine and striking a pose, perfect to be captured.
The image was so clear! We’ve been showing baby Elliott to everyone we meet, and we hear that the expectant grandparents are just as excited too. With showing it off to so many people, we’ve had comment after comment about the clarity of the image. People seem so surprised, but as first time parents, we thought it was normal to see so much; the eyes, the nose, the lips, and even it’s little diddy hand…it’s so clear that we can count all 5 fingers!
Take note of this ladies and or gentlemen…when you get your appointment letter and it states that you need to make sure you have a full bladder for your Sonagram, DON’T do as I did! 3 glasses of non-fizzy liquid means equivalent to one pint…not 3 pint glasses of water! I was in so much pain, I almost didn’t make it. Concentrating on conversation didn’t help as the need to pee mixed with my hormonal overload and nervousness made me want to scream, argue or cry! hmmmm….
The overdose of liquid I believe resulted in one of the best pics that we could have asked for! Now…only another 7-10 weeks before I need to suffer in pain like that again for a second corker of a Scan picture!
Anyway…here is a sneak preview of baby Elliott to satisfy all curiosity! …