last week, we had the baby’s 20 week anatomy scan at the hospital and brought the entire family along for the big viewing! it was a party! ;) eleanor and samson sat and gazed up at the big screen in awe for most of it, and samson climbed up onto the hospital bed where i was and stroked my arm a few times too, saying “it’s ok mama, it’s ok.” haha, i guess he must associate hospitals and doctors with shots and pain. ;) anyway, back to the anatomy scan…. my goodness! i fell hard for this little baby the moment his or her little profile flashed onto the screen. josh thinks i’m a crazy person every time i bring it up, but baby’s profile is the spitting image of samson’s profile. i know all i’m going off of is what i saw on an ultrasound screen and my little printed take-away picture, but guys, all i saw was samson and now all i can think is this baby has to be a boy. (we didn’t find out the gender though, so yeah, there’s a 50% chance i’m wrong. and i am always stupidly wrong when it comes to guessing the gender of babies before birth. so i’m not sure where to put my money this round.)
but either way, i cannot get enough of this sweet little baby’s profile image and i’m so anxious for december to just get here already. this motherly love stuff is seriously the bee’s knees. it’s amazing to sense that there is even more love to give when i’m just on the cusp of it, and haven’t even met this little one yet. it reminds me of how i thought i knew and loved my little eleanor before she was born but then seeing her face for that first time, and holding her tiny naked body against my chest just seconds after she was born, it was like this big gate inside me flung open full force and this new intense love i’d never known just came pouring out at every direction. and to think she’s 3 1/2 now! and how that love has only kept on growing each day since… it honestly blows my mind. i have loved experiencing that once again with samson and i honestly can’t wait to feel that again with this third little one.
we love you so much already, baby. all 13 ounces of you!
ps. i’m trying to be better at answering questions in posts so for those curious, i’m wearing an old romper from kate spade saturday, my leather jacket (found here) is by rebecca minkoff (which i scored on the biggest sale ever here!), swedish hasbeens and a necklace from jenloveskev’s instagram pop up necklace sale. my lipstick is maybelline fuchsia flash.
also, thanks a million for all the wonderful name suggestions in my last bump post. if you’re looking for names, check the comments of that post because there are so many great names listed. now if only josh and i could both agree on the same one! ;)