Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Note To Our Little Avocado

Today was our 16 week appointment with our OB. We were both hoping that at today's sneak peek we (and by we I mean the doc who is skilled in reading ultrasounds) might be able to tell if you are a boy or a girl. No such luck today, we did get measurements of your head, torso, femur (2.5 cm in case you were curious), and got a really cool look at your spine. I'm still amazed at watching your little life grow! You are no longer a product of my dreams, you are a real, heart-beating, blood pumping person growing at an incredible rate! 

Once the size of a poppy seed, you are now a full blown avocado! In just a few more weeks, you will be approaching the size of a grapefruit. Four weeks from today we will be halfway through the pregnancy. Halfway to sleepless nights holding you, our much hoped for child. It all feels strangely surreal, although not as fragile, tentative and nerve wracking as the first 12 weeks. 

I'm eager to begin feeling those first small flutters announcing your movements and reminding me that I'm not alone. I understand that your ears are developing so get ready for my morning commute sing-alongs, your mother has no shame in her game. 

Keep growing little one. We are already so in love with you!


  1. Fabulous, fabulous! Wow, an avocado already. Amazing! I hope he/she is cooperative so that you can get a sneak peek next time... ;)

  2. Wow Lindsey! 16 weeks already! I'm so excited for you!!!

  3. SOOOOOOO excited for you both!! Can't wait to meet the little one. God is so faithful!!!

  4. All I can say is AMEN! I'm so proud of you guys - your faith is a blessing to us all. Hugs from Paul & I and baby "Huck"

  5. Sixteen weeks! I can hardly believe it! Yay avocado! (-: