The Whole Ultrasound Story.

I’m still in complete shock about our little baby.
We saw the little one wiggling on screen for us on Monday.
Baby Roque waved at us, wiggled little toes, sucked a thumb…
& it was the coolest moment of my whole life.
We saw a little heart beating oh-so-fast: 154 beats per minute.
We turned away from the screen as the sonographer typed the gender.
We anxiously waited as she wrote down,
“Congratulations, it’s a ……”

We took our envelope to the Brandon Mall, to Build-A-Bear.
We chose a bear. We explained our whole spiel to the lady who worked there.
We took two “record your own sound” boxes into the back room & we recorded:
“We love you, baby girl.” & “We love you, baby boy.”

We gave her both sounds & the envelope.
We went to make a birth certificate for the bear. We paid.
We got the bear (in the box) & went on our way.

We waited.
All day.
Seriously, like hours.

Then, we had our whole family piled into the living room.
My sister Laura on skype above the TV,
John, Dana, Papa Roque, my Dad,
James (shooting video of the whole thing), BJ, my Mom, Mama Roque, Peter & me.

We told them about our decision to find out the gender.
We told them about our plan to wait to find out until we could all find out together.
My Mom opened the box the bear was in.
Mama Roque took the bear out.
My Dad & Papa Roque prayed for our little one.
John made some jokes & then (FINALLY) pushed the button.
We heard:

We love you, baby…  Continue reading “The Whole Ultrasound Story.”

The Littlest Roquemore

We went to our 19 week appointment at Labor of Love today.

Littlest’s heartbeat was 144 beats per minute.
It was so wild!
It really sounded like little rapid fire punching, & it was louder & stronger than at any of our other appointments.
& The baby was kicking & squirming all the while the midwife was looking for the heartbeat.

We’re so glad & excited that we’re almost halfway to Baby Roque’s birth date.
We had an entire page of questions, like:

– Benefits of a water birth?
– Effects of ultrasound on baby?
–  Circumcision… ?
– Eye goo at birth?
– Vitamin K shot?
– When is the cord cut?
– What can I take for my itchy fingers? {Possibly eczema}

It was great. The midwife I’d seen at all my other appointments is no longer there, {which I knew was coming} so I got to meet the owner of the birthing centers & the first midwife in the state of Florida. Literally, her midwifery license number is 1! And we got to meet Amanda who I’ve heard such great things about & she was with us for our whole appointment. Great. So great. She has four boys of her own & was a great resource for answers to my questions.

We just get more & more excited anticipating the arrival of our little one.

We have our one ultrasound next week, & I can’t wait!

Also, to follow up from yesterday’s post, last night ended up being surprisingly productive.
We visited Marne, I finally made my homemade cleaning supplies. John helped me scrub down the bathroom. We sorted a basket full of toiletries to get rid of, I put away 2 baskets of clean laundry, he played guitar for me & Baby Roque, & we watched the next episode in a mini-series on the history of Rome from the 60’s. {We’re on 10 of 13 episodes.}

Now, I’m off to work on a website for a client & do some homework, &… keep thinking about how excited I am about this growing little bundle in my belly!

PS – Did I mention, the littlest wiggles around like crazy these days? It’s fantastic.
I’m hoping I’ve got awhile of enjoying the wiggles before they start getting painful with little jabs & kicks to the ribs.