Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nov 26, 2008 - Week 20 for Brennan

The day before Thanksgiving found us (myself, Justin and In-laws) heading to the Clinic Office for our 20 week Sonogram appointment. I took Wednesday through Friday off for Thanksgiving and to spend a little extra time with Mary and Steve while they came in for a visit with us.
We arrived for the 2pm appointment and while only three of us got to go in (sorry Steve) we had a wonderful time and saw Brennan in a whole new light!
They started out telling us that this one will be DVD'd so that we can go home and show family members and keep as a momento. The better of an hour found us enthralled in the transparent body form that will be Brennan. 10 finger, 10 toes, perfect mouth and eyes, ears, stomach, kidneys, bones....they followed them all to find any imperfections/perfections and body weight and height. At right under 1 pound, he is growing right on the chart scale. He measures about 10 inches now and was kicking and moving his hands and head all the while. (NO..I can't feel him just yet :( They said that my placenta is acting like a pillow to cushion the blows that he is making inside).
Here are some pictures:
20 weeks - Brennan

He is definately all boy!

The rest of the day I was in awe of what was to become a new baby boy. I think it really hit home seeing how he moved and how he is growing into this tiny little thing. I wondered that night how all the cells in his body just knew where to grow and how to link themselves so that his ears were where they were supposed to be and what his features would look like and who he would resemble the most. Would he have Justin's nose or mine (my Dad's)?
He had already showed signs of being Justin's little boy...he kept holding his hand near his face. This is exactly how Justin sleeps at night. See.....awe.

More to come as the weeks pass and as we prepare for his arrival.


Vanessa said...

Thanks for the update - this was really nice to read. :) I am also very glad we got to watch the video with you. The first part is the best because you can tell it's a baby and see his heart beating, even if it is creepy. The rest, well, it gets creepier and also hard to tell what you're looking at. I am so excited to have a baby cousin to play with. ;)

SheRoan said...

I am glad that you are able to share my experience even though it is slightly creepy :)
The Electric Eel thing still has me smiling..hehehehe!

BTW: you are technically 2nd Cousin to Brennan but I should think Auntie Ness works!