Today’s ultrasound went great! This was our first chance to see our baby as a baby (and not as a blob of blurry pixels.) The technician was great, and spent nearly 20 minutes with us taking all sorts of pictures. The very first photo told us that we’re having a girl. I enjoyed this ultrasound as Natalie (the name we decided on for the baby) was very active and moving around.
Our trip to Ottawa was a blast. Rosey has posted a bunch of our photos online. It was nice to get away for a while. The drive up took 7 hours, but that’s because we stopped a lot (all the rest stops along the 401.) Once we got past Toronto, the drive actually wasn’t too bad. The scenery was absolutely beautiful, and it was great seeing the names of places I had only ever seen on a map.
The past 48 hours have been the most trying of my life. It started Saturday night when Rosey yelled for me to help her in the bathroom. She was bleeding. A lot. Unfortunately, there was nothing I could do other than be there for support. We spent an hour in the bathroom and were positive that Rosey had miscarried. Finally, once all the bleeding had stopped, I packed her into the car and drove down to the local hospital.
So, yeah, going to be a daddy! We’re very excited. This is the week eight ultrasound. Only 32 more weeks to go! (I know there really isn’t much to see. Sort of looks like a blurry set of pixels. Later ones ought to be more focused.)