Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Might we have an Irish baby?

Our first ultrasound was wonderful. We heard Baby's heartbeat, and it was strong and healthy-- praise God! I am measuring at 9 weeks, which means that my due date is:

da da da da, da da...

March 17! That's right, St. Patrick's Day. It's kind of a fun due date to have, especially since the day before is my sweet mother-in-law's birthday. Oh, it feels so nice to know not only that everything is progressing well, but also how far along I am. And now I know what to say when people ask me "so when are you due?" Which, when one is pregnant, is a question one gets asked quite often, of course.

Here's the first picture of our little one. Right now, "Bertie" looks like a little peanut with some nubbins for arms and legs, but I still think he/she is quite cute. :)


hi, sweet Baby. We can't wait to meet you!!

*Edit: After several of you commented on the 12 wk 1 days that is shown up in the left-hand corner (which I hadn't even noticed!) I was curious as to why it was different than my measurements too, so I looked up "gestational age" (GA) on Wikipedia. Apparently the GA can be different than the actual measurements, and not as accurate because it means something entirely different. You can read about it here for a clear explanation, if you'd like. So, basically, since 9 weeks is the measurement, that's how far along I am, NOT 12 weeks. :)

21 comments:

Band of Brothers said...

OHHHHH Bertie is SOOOOO CUTE! I'm in heaven for you! And what a spectacular due date! I LUV St Patty's day, being part Irish myself!!Plus, shamrocks are just plain cool. So awesome that everything is going well--I sent up a prayer!!

CeCe said...

Oh, I am SO happy for you that everything looks good and healthy and perfect.

Ugh... still 31 weeks left? I mean seriously, once people announce they are prego I get SO ANXIOUS to meet the little one. Why does it take so stinking long to bake a baby!? :)

Congrats again on the newest little addition to your family!

Steph Corwin said...

Oh my goodness!! Hi little cousin!! This was a nice surprise to see waiting for me in my google reader. At least now with a March baby you won't have all three kids' birthdays right at the same time.. you can have a little break :) Though with Faith and Jason's both being in February, you all will be quite full of birthday fun from December to March :) Those your u/s is lying to us saying 12w1d.. trying to make you farther along than you are!! Yay for a healthy baby Bertie!!

Hope said...

Whoo hoo :)!!! So glad to see your post and your beautiful baby Bertie! I've been stalking your blog waiting to hear the good news :).

jerusha said...

yay!! hello little nephew/niece! how exciting. and i think bertie is quite adorable! and st patrick's day, such fun! :) i SO can't wait to meet this little one.
i love it already.

Sunny said...

Yay for a March baby! So if the baby is measuring 12 weeks 1 day, why are they putting you at 9 weeks? Hmmmm. Maybe baby will be here sooner than March 17! That is a fun due date, and easy to remember!

Morgan said...

I never get tired of seeing these ultrasounds -- so precious! I bet it's such a relief to know your due date... now the real countdown can begin!

*CPA* Su said...

Congrats again!! Oh how fun!!! My step-son's birthday is St. Patty's Day too!

Brattina said...

aww I can't wait to meet "bertie"!!
how fun to see him! I wish I was there so I could see you as your tummy starts to get bigger and I could talk to it and just be apart of the experience..=( but i'll be there someday and I'll get to experience Bertie I'm sure! love you sista!

Ashlei Paige said...

Awww how exciting!!! =]

kourtini said...

Well hello little tiny Bridgman!! Welcome to this crazy world! ;)

Thanks for lunch... and showing me around the blogging world... AND for the CUTE header. My goodness... I love it!!

alyssa said...

Awww *poke* hehehe.

Jeremy said...

I think it's got my eyes. Oh, and my big head.

The Thompson Family said...

Such a little cutie! Congrats on a sweet little Bertie!

Sarah Marie said...

Awww!!! Congrats!! This is so exciting! And baby Bertie is adorable! How cute would it be if he/she was born on St. Pattys?! You would have to bring him/her home wearing a little green outfit!

danni said...

WOW that is so exciting!! : )
Congrats, how amazing!

Andrea said...

Awww! Welcome Bertie! I guess a green crocheted blanket is in order this time. Jeremy, I think you're right it does have your eyes.Bridgman blue of course :-)

Ashlei Paige said...

Oh NO! Im so sorry I ruined it for YOU!!! I feel so bad =[

Ashlei Paige said...

I know but i should have had a spoiler alert or something!!! Well...Im glad you dont hate me for it.

Megan said...

OH my gosh did I not comment yet?! I thought I did! That is SO EXCITING Talia! I was thinking about you that day- I think I looked at my watch about 45 min. after your u/s was due to start and thinking, "they're probably seeing baby RIGHT NOW!" Awwww. soooo exciting, and such a clear picture!

sohobutterfly said...

Hello Bertie. So nice to see you. Looking forward to many more pictures of your cute mug!