Oh my goodness, it's REAL!
This baby thing? It's actually real.
I've known all along that I'm pregnant. I've known that the baby changes in size, week by week. I've known that I will be a Mom at the end of these 9 months.
But for some reason? It didn't seem really, truly real until this morning. When I had my first ultrasound.
It. Was. Amazing. I saw the baby opening and closing its little mouth. He/She was swallowing. Baby Lime (that's the new fruit association, btw) was bouncing around every time my belly was prodded. Andrew and I saw his/her little legs crossed. And suddenly, I realized that I have an actual human being inside me.
I'm 12 weeks now and managed to see so much. I can't WAIT for my next and final ultrasound at 20 weeks when we get to see so much more.
Anyway, after the ultrasound, Andrew and I left the room and waited for my name to be called so I could give some blood. When I went to give blood, Andrew went to go wait in the car. So, I sat down, had my blood taken, left and walked through the waiting room with a big smile on my face... and then - as soon as I got out to the parking lot - I started crying.
(And I'm pretty sure I saw a bit of dampness in Andrew's eyes as he hugged me, too. So cute.)
I'm just so amazed by it all. This is real. I'm going to be a Mommy. I have a human being that's relying on me.
My goodness, this is fascinating.