Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Can't Help But Wonder Who Will He Look Like?



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. 

... And a name ;) 

23 comments :

  1. OMG! Adorable! I can't wait to see him! Are you going to share the name before the birthday or is it a surprise?
    I'm so happy that everything is okay! I know as a mom you always worry!

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  2. He does look like C!!!
    So excited for u!

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  3. They are going to be twins! So cute! :)

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  4. You have a date scheduled? How did you do that? Did you have a c-section last time? I'm going to have to go back and read your birth story again.

    I can't stand not knowing when this baby is coming. More so this time than last time.

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  5. I love when brothers look like little clones of each other!! So glad you won the name game!! We're still working on baby boy #2's name. ::sigh::

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  6. He is PRECIOUS. Definately a resemblence to your first beautiful baby boy - You will be finding out soon enough who he takes after:) Cannot wait to HEAR the name! I wish we could decide on a name - we have NOTHING, NADA, ZIPPO and it is driving me INSANE.

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  7. Oh wow! He really does look like Carter!! Did I miss his name or have you not shared it yet??? Either way, how exciting!!!

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  8. How fun! I can't wait to hear his name!!! :)

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  9. Whoever he looks like, he's going to be perfect and handsome! He's got good genes!

    THey are going to have so much fun being brothers! I'm so excited to watch both grow!

    AND....JUNE 18....I'm excited! And the name...is is what we talked about?!?!!?!?! Did you convince M?!!?!?!?! I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!!

    So thrilled for y'all!

    xoxoxo

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  10. Oh wow, he does look exactly like Carter! How wonderful! Can't wait to find out his name and to virtually meet him June 18th :)

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  11. Teasing us about the name is WRONG in so many ways. Spill the beans!!!

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  12. He's adorable! You're a lucky mama! Can't wait to 'meet' him!

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  13. He's adorable! You're a lucky mama! Can't wait to 'meet' him!

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  14. Ahhhhh!!!!! Only two more months!! I can't believe it and I can't wait to "meet" him!!!! And I agree, I think he looks like C man!

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  15. Cant wait to see what his name is!!

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  16. His little face is so precious, he definitely looks like Carter!!!

    I can't wait to hear the name. :)

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  17. Eeeeee!! I cannot WAIT to meet him!!! xoxo

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  18. It's so cool you have so many photos to look at. I'm glad everything is going well despite the cord issue. Can't wait to hear what name you chose.

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  19. Such a cute little squishy face! And yes, he does indeed look like Carter.

    And a name?! I thought I saw on twitter recently that you'd won out on your name choice! How freakin exciting is that?! Yay for M2!

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  20. Yep, I think him and C are going to be twins! They look identical in that picture side by side.....
    I'm dying to know the name!! Are you going to have a name reveal post before his birthday???

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  21. You're killing me with all the secrecy! I can't wait to find out what name you two agreed on!

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  22. Goosebumps girlfriend! That is so exciting! Love, love, love all of it!

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  23. So exciting!!
    I can def. see the resemblance of the noses.

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