Our First Glimpse of Little Laura Marie

Okay, a little more info about yesterday’s ultrasound…

Carolyn’s parents and my parents all joined us for the sonogram at RMS Sonography in Salisbury.  When we went back to the room where they do the ultrasound, we were all very impressed with it: it looked like a very cozy living room.  There were leather couches and chairs, plants, lamps to provide light but still keep it dark enough for us to see the big TV screen hanging on the wall at the end of the room.

On the other end was the table where they put Carolyn for the show.  Right away the baby popped up on the TV screen.  We all gasped–it was so awesome!  The technician had already asked if we wanted to know the gender, if she was able to see it.  She was definitely able to see it!  The baby had her legs stretched out toward her head, so we were all able to see very clearly what the technician announced very nonchalantly: “It’s a girl.”

A girl!  Woo hoo!  Carolyn’s wanted a baby girl all along.  She had even bought a little dress already.  We would have been thrilled either way, of course.  But Carolyn was extremely happy to hear that it’s a girl, and I was just happy that we can now call the baby by name: Laura Marie Hyde.  It’ll be nice to say “she” and “her” instead of “it.”

For about half an hour we looked at the baby’s arms, legs, heart, stomach, brain, spine, skull… even her cute little tiny bladder!

Speaking of bladders, did you know that before you have a sonogram you have to drink 32 ounces of water–and hold it?!?  Carolyn was such a trooper!

For most of the time the baby was squirming around, tossing all over the place, doing flips.  At one point she turned her head toward the screen as though she was watching us.  Another time she stuck out her little hand and–I’m not kidding–gave us a thumbs up!  It was so amazing.

Here’s a pretty clear shot of Laura Marie’s cute little tiny foot:

And here she is lying on her back and reaching up as far as she possibly can with her legs so she can kick her mom’s guts:

I’m still kind of spaced out, shocked, by the whole thing.  I’m having a daughter.  Wow.

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  1. congratulations!

  2. Thanks!

  3. not much longer and Laura’s kick shots to the gut are going to leave some damage… especially if Carolyn finds herself drinking 32oz of water again.

  4. She’s BEAUTIFUL. I can tell already. 🙂

  5. How embarressing! I thought that the announcement of her name meant she was here! Duh! It is a little early for that, eh?

    Judy

  6. So when is the due date??? I may have missed that.

  7. Judy, sorry for throwing you off!

    Bethany, the due date is June 9.

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