A Peek at Charlotte

September 2, 2015

Today we had a 3D ultrasound of Charlotte. We’ve had a regular ultrasound about every month this pregnancy, but always a 2D. Bella hasn’t been to one since around 17 weeks when they told us they wanted to start monitoring her heart and other organs. I didn’t want her to have to deal if something were to be wrong at one, so we always brought her back the pictures and little updates.

This appointment was mostly for Bella, who I can imagine has a hard time looking at the 2D and picturing a real baby. Having these done makes it more real. We had so, so many 3D ultrasounds of Kaden. From 12 weeks on. I’m thankful for all of those, it was like we got a little extra time to know him in a way.

The placenta was over her face, so it took forever to get any good shots and even then, most were a bit blurry. Then she refused to move at all. This active little girl who wakes me up at night bouncing around flatly refused to move her face, smashing it further into the placenta when she was jostled. I drank water, ate, moved, poked her, switched sides, laid flat – nothing until the end.

The woman offered a chance to come back, but with the placenta where it is, and already close to their “harder to see” week max, I said it was fine – we’ll see her in a few weeks and these were good.

We did get a few cute shots as time was about to run out though! Hopefully these are as clear to you all as they are to me, I know sometimes no one but the parents can tell what on earth they’re looking at. 🙂

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Charlotte sucking on her hand.

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Cracking herself up. Nearly every picture we got she was either yawning or smiling.

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My absolute favorite of them all. Her hand is up by her face, other arm across her. And once again she’s smiling. This was one of the best we got of her entire face as well.

She looks a lot like Bella as a newborn (we never had a 3D of her), but she looks SO much like Kaden. Oh so much. Who also looked like Preston and Julian, and all three looked like little copies of Bella.

I make miniature replicas of tiny people. That needs to be on my LinkedIn.

I look at these pics and think, “This happy little being has no idea how loved, prayed over, and desperately wanted she is.” We seriously can not wait to just squish her.

6 Comments

  • Jessi Wallace

    September 3, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Oh my goodness, her little smile made me about lose it! I just can’t even… she is precious, Diana. Praying for her!

  • Maggie Pascarelli

    September 3, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I hope I get to squish her some day too, she is so precious!!!

  • Lynn Sabrina

    September 3, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I can't even. Her smiles. Her precious face! Oh Charlotte you are lovely.

  • Stacy

    September 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Squeezes and squishes from here!! And I totally think that should be part of your LinkedIn profile. Love love love.

  • Elizabeth Lovelace

    September 3, 2015 at 1:05 am

    She's beautiful!!!

  • akellie

    September 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I’m so looking forward to the picture of you, with your girls, squishing the stuffing out of both of them, at home. My heart is overflowing with hope, peace, and love for all of you.

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