Yan and I had discussed about starting a family, and after the last time with the negative test, we were ecstatic that one morning when we saw the + on the test stick. But it was the first ultrasound with the baby’s heartbeat that brought the most excitement. It became so real.
Each subsequent ultrasound brought more joy as we watched the baby develop. We had one scare in this whole process, where the nuchal translucency thickness was out of range; this turned out to be a false positive.
The 3-D ultrasound gave us a chance to debate who the baby looked like: dad or mom. Not surprisingly, I was most interested in counting all ten fingers and toes, along with seeing both radius and ulna formed well. Now, it is all about anticipation.