Last week we finally got to see the newest member of our family. We don’t yet know if it’s a boy or a girl, but we do know that so far all is normal, strong and healthy. There’s only one in there and all appendages (except for one more, hopefully) are accounted for.
What a relief.
You can’t go into an ultrasound or a well-baby appointment expecting the worst. But, you have to be ready for it still somehow just in case. So, to see this perfect outline of Thing 2 has lifted the first weight of parenthood off my shoulders. There’s many more weights that will come off. And, there’s likely more that will be put on.
There’s not many words that can describe how it feels to see the little arms and legs flailing around or the blurred outline of the heart as it pumps away. Pure joy knowing that there’s a happy little baby in there and that in just 27 short weeks or so, we’ll get to meet it.
27 more weeks. It sounds so long, yet I know how fast it’s going to go. Now, please meet Baby Berto 2.0: