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Real Parents: My Growing Baby, Part 1


The best part about being pregnant is feeling the baby move. It’s, I think, a feeling that just the mother and the baby get to experience.

I couldn’t be sure, you know, not having felt it before. But it was just a little flutter … kind of like a goldfish swimming around inside my belly.

Just laying there in bed and feeling him move around and just knowing that he’s growing and everything. It’s just the best feeling.

My second pregnancy I do remember baby moving a lot sooner. I’m like, “Oh, yeah. I know what that is.” It’s really special. And just, you know, you get excited to feel the next one. And, you know, you sit there and wait.

The first time I saw my daughter on ultrasound, it brought me to tears. It was still surreal. I didn’t believe it. But it was interesting to see that there’s life growing inside of me.

It was fun to have my husband, Adam, there because it was really the first time that he got to experience the baby.

He was already putting his finger in his mouth and moving around. And that was pretty amazing just to see how he’s growing inside of her.

You can actually see a little baby and a head and a profile. And that was so exciting to be able to see that.

I remember being amazed that she looked as much like a human baby as she did, as early as it was.

When I had the ultrasound done that’s when we found out it was a little boy. I was trying to hold out to the 40 weeks, but somebody here couldn’t help themselves.

My husband couldn’t be at the first ultrasound. So I had the doctor actually write down what the gender of the baby was and put it in an envelope, so that I could take it home and open it with my husband.

We were able to get her gender at 14 weeks. So that was super exciting to get her gender on the very first ultrasound.

Finding out what the sex was made it more real for both of us because we could stop calling it “it,” and we could start thinking about a name.

At first she said, “I think it’s a girl.” And I said, “No way!” And all the sudden Kate moved a certain way and you knew it was a boy.

During the ultrasound, when I found out it was a boy, I got excited because, you know, every man’s dream is to have a boy first. So I was excited, so I was already planning the footballs and the baseballs.

The very first time I saw her ultrasound, she just let us know who she was and waved. It was a really cool experience.

We found out at my 20-week ultrasound that we were going to have a girl.

And then actually finding out that I was going to have a daughter just started making the pieces come together.

But the most exciting time, I think, it’s just to see them for the first time.

I don’t really care for pregnancy too much because you get sick and you get tired and there’s a lot of things you can’t do. But just feeling the baby move and just hearing the heartbeat and seeing the ultrasounds, I love that part so much.