Last week, I went for an extra growth scan to check on M2. I mentioned around the 20 week mark that I had something known as "cord mis-insertion" which refers to an umbilical cord that enters the placenta at its edge, rather than the middle where it supposedly belongs. The risk associated with a cord mis-inertion are low and typically result in smaller babies and some times decreased umbilical cord blood flow, both of which are closely monitored if they are suspected.
Thankfully, M2 is perfectly healthy and growing right on target so we have no need to worry about either of the above mentioned risks. I'll admit, I was a bit nervous heading into this ultrasound at thirty weeks- despite an "everything looks great" report at our anatomy scan just a few months earlier, a mama's heart is never without worry and I couldn't help but let my mind wander to the "what if's."
M2 is already such a beautiful and much loved little boy. I nearly broke down in tears as I watched him wiggle around in my belly, downright showing off for the incredible ultrasound technician who went above and beyond to linger on his beautiful face.
I walked out of that ultrasound room with an arm's length of photos of my precious baby boy's picture. That nose. Those lips. Curly hair already evident in his first pictures. My SIL tagged along for this ultrasound and I'm so glad she was able to sneak a peak at her nephew.
As quickly as I posted the above ultrasound photo to Facebook, the comments came rolling in.
"He looks exactly like Carter!"
And The Husband and I laughed. We saw it, too. But we weren't sure if that was just us, his parents, seeing the resemblance. Obviously we weren't the only ones.
That nose. The curly hair.
They're practically identical.
As if we could hardly wait to meet this sweet boy, the anticipation is only heightened after seeing his little face again! And we continue to ask ourselves "I wonder who he'll look like!?"
June 18th can't come fast enough... Oh, that's right. He has a birthday.