Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ultrasound and Dinner

I had the ultrasound for my integrated screening done on Thursday, and everything looked great! It was so great to see Jumper again. He/she seemed to be so much bigger in just the past week. We were able to get some really good profile pictures and also one where you could see Jumper's fingers. It really helped to make things seem more real and I am starting to realize more and more that this is actually happening and there is a baby growing inside of me.

I am starting to feel more comfortable with sharing the least slowly. This has been a blessing for my mom and MIL because they have been bursting at the seams waiting to share. They admitted to me that they had shared it already with a few people, so I have learned that I better not share any news with them until I am ready for it to go public. I know that I am not ready to make the news official on FB or our family blog, but I don't know that I will purposefully hide it as much. There is some comfort in the fact that my mom and I have the same condition, and she never had a m/c this late. Hopefully this means that my risk is back to a normal level and things will keep progressing well.

Last night, DH, J, and I met up with K (J's birthmom) and her fiance for dinner. It was good to see her, catch up, and get to know her fiance. The dinner went really well. DH and I weren't too nervous to meet, but part of me did wonder if there would be any awkwardness. The conversation seemed to flow really well. It wasn't like we stayed and talked for a long time after dinner was over, but we still had things to talk about. K held J, and afterword, she said that she did not feel a connection to him like he was her son. Even though she still loves him, I think that seeing J with us helped cement in her mind that she made the right decision. That was a relief for me...I was a little nervous that seeing J might make things harder on K, but from what I could tell, it seemed to help. I am not sure how if/when K will want to see J again, but we told her that we are open to another meeting and would let K make that decision. K also brought gifts for us, which kind of took us by surprise, since we didn't bring anything for her. She gave J a "Curious George" book and stuffed animal, and then she gave DH and me life history journals and wrote us each really nice notes. We plan to give K a gift for mother's day, and I am sure we will at least send her a card or small gift when she gets married.

Anyway, that is all for now. I am looking forward to enjoying my long weekend with DH and J tomorrow...should be nice!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful! Such good news that the ultrasound shows things are continuing well. And that you're beginning to feel closer to being able to be open about it (I'm still at the non-actively-telling-but-not-trying-to-hide-it stage). And I'm so glad the dinner went as well as it did. I don't know your situation of course but I'll admit it made me nervous for you hearing you'd be meeting up with the birth mother. I'm glad it helps her see you as J's family. :-D

  2. I am so glad that your pregnancy is going well. I hope that you really are out of the woods now, but I will continue to keep my fingers crossed for you.

    I'm glad the dinner with J's birth mother went well for you and for her. It sounds like you are developing a nice relationship with her.

    Also, thanks for your comment on my blog. I'd be interested in what brand of pregnancy tests it was that worked best for you, if you still remember it. :-)

  3. Congrats on the great news! Hope you're able to share with everyone soon.

  4. It sounds like everything is going well! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  6. So happy jumper is still looking great! thrilled for you :-)

  7. How wonderful that the dinner went well. I think it sounds like K is really at peace with her decision which as you said, is such a relief for you!! Glad that Jumper is doing well too :)