When I was 32 weeks pregnant with Megan, I had to spend the night in the hospital because I was having contractions every 1-4 minutes. Turns out I was dehydrated, but while there, they took a limited ultrasound to make sure everything was okay with the baby. At one point, the technician said “Wow, looks like your baby has some hair.” I was surprised that they could tell that from the ultrasound, but I was not surprised 9 weeks later when Megan was born with a head FULL of light brown hair.
I can’t even tell you how many comments I got to the effect of: “she looks JUST like you”. I loved to hear that! I was always so flattered because she was SO beautiful. I relished every mention of how she was my carbon copy. The picture on the left here is Megan. Below on the right is me.
Lately I have spent a lot of time wondering what our baby boy will look like. I wouldn’t mind a sneak peak of him now…but don’t wish for the circumstances that would make that possible. I feel like I will be much more surprised this time around. Really that ultrasound at 32 weeks spoiled me. I guess I will just have to be patient (which does not come easily for me). I think that if I was having another girl, it would be easy to imagine her looking just like Megan. But since this is a little boy, my imagination is drawing somewhat of a blank. Ah well, we’ll see soon enough!!!!
Below is a picture of Megan the day she was born. I just love this picture of her. I remember the exact moment it was taken. Adam had left the hospital to go home and shower or something, and I was there alone with my Megan. Everything was calm and quiet, and I was supposed to be sleeping (since she was sleeping and we were both exhausted) but I just couldn’t get enough of her. Clearly you can see why.
The day my parents took newborn me home from the hospital, my dad said to my mom: “they don’t get any prettier than this.” I’m sorry dad, but I beg to differ. That comment won’t be true twice over after Baby Jack joins us. I already know that he is going to be SO beautiful!