I don’t even know where to begin. This was such a memorable day for me.
And for the girls.
And for the Ultrasound Technician.
And for my doctor.
And for the people sharing the waiting room. (Sorry about that, very pregnant lady. They really were trying to walk on the “rainbows” on the floor – you know, those little light reflections from the pretty stained glass window on the front door. They didn’t seem to notice that the one they were wanting to walk on was also on top of your shoe.)
First, a little OB chart explanation, courtesy of the baby expert:
From Kami: “That baby is in a boat. It’s prob’ly just Moses. But don’t worry, the alligators won’t get him.”
“That baby is all tied up on the head. We just need to rescue him. And when he’s all rescued, then he won’t be tied up anymore. I wasn’t tied up when I was a baby. And then the baby sleeps in the boat like this: *snore, snore, snore*. And it’s all safe.”
Next, because we had 3 appointments in one day…
…(which is becoming normal for us these days!), we had to do a little school in the waiting rooms.
Chloe didn’t mind sitting in the doctor’s swivel chair to do her phonics. Something about that “helps me read better, Mommy.” Well, I guess so. I think it was just the red shoes. Wouldn’t they help you read better, too?
Visiting with the “baby doctor”…
The girls were filled with questions and the doctor was loaded with time. My favorites were from Chloe:
“So…if I touch Mommy’s belly button, will it make the baby laugh?”
“I just tickled the baby today. Is that ok? Will that keep the baby safe?”
BTW, the doctor told her both times (after swallowing as much laughter as he could muster), “Oh yes. The baby really really likes to laugh and be tickled.”
To which Chloe answered, jumping up and down with excitement, “Oh good!”
Thanks, buddy. My poor tummy is now attacked by wiggling fingers several times a day. We’ll be talking about this next week.
We then spent a few moments talking about how good the baby looked, how strong its heartbeat was (still in the 140’s!) and that it was definitely ok for me to go up to the mountains for the weekend. He also took time to ask me how I was doing. Being a believer himself, it was such an encouragement to hear him tell me that the biggest miracle I’d see would be the overwhelming amount of peace God would give me during this time of waiting. I’m so thankful for that very miracle.
As we left, the doctor said to the girls, “I really like you, girls. You made me laugh all morning. You can come visit me anytime you want – you don’t even have to bring your mommy!”
To which Chloe said, while jumping up and down again – or maybe she just hadn’t quit yet, “Oh we WILL!”
And now about that no crying alert – it’s all off limits now. Because whenever I watch the following video, I can’t help but cry tears of happiness at the amazing privilege this is for all of us. So, if you don’t want to mess up that mascara (again!) from reading my posts, do NOT click on the following play button.
Spoilers: It’s a video of the girls when they got to meet their little brother/sister for the first time.