“When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real. But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.” – Danica McKellar
When Mommy found two pink lines on the dipstick she was very happy. She went to visit her doctor aka my godmother who advised her to get an ultrasound at around 11 weeks.
While waiting for her turn for the ultrasound, Mommy was a bit nervous and anxious. When she was called into the ultrasound chamber, she quietly lay on the table. The doctor put lots of squishy squashy creamy liquids on her tummy. After this, the Ultrasonologist aunty started examining and finally after 5 mins or so, made her hear a faint thumping sound/ beat. That was my heartbeat … I was just as big as an apple seed. I could not see Mommy but felt as though a loved one was hearing and appreciating that sound which had brought a big smile on her face. That day WE made a connection … and do you know, as Mommy could hear my heartbeat, I could hear hers as well!
In one of the consecutive ultrasound appointments she came to see me with Miss A. Agree I could not see anything but I could hear everything. So when I heard mommy tell the doctor to show me to Miss A, I waved at her. I tried to show her how much fun it is being in the ‘Womb Inn’. I also entertained her by showing her some somersaults. I also wanted her to know that I couldn’t wait to be with her and have fun.
The same evening Miss A went to meet our cousin Miss T. (My aunt and mommy, both were carrying their little babies at the same time and it was just a coincidence that MissT’s parents had got their ultrasound that very morning). As Miss T had accompanied her parents, both Miss A and MissT had an interesting topic to discuss and exchange notes on (their babies). Miss A told our cousin how I said – ”hello” to her and Miss T told us how her baby had also said ”hello” to them. When I heard Miss A and T, I wanted to be with them and be their partner at play. I am sure my little cousin (who was in her Womb Inn) must have also felt the same.
Towards the end of my stay in ‘Womb Inn’, Mommy was again scheduled for an ultrasound. The doctor told her that I was doing well but I have not turned and was still in a breech position. They thought they would continue until I decided to take turns in ‘the Inn’, but this never happened! After a few days, one fine evening, Mommy felt extremely uncomfortable. She was rushed to the hospital. In the morning she was wheeled into the Operation Theatre and I arrived…to live and enjoy each day with everyone…
This was my ultrasound story … how about you, do you have one?
Also Read: Theme Reveal, A – Arrival, B – Baby Cries, C – Colour, D – Diapers, E – Exercise, F – Fingers, G – Gym, H – Hair, I – Image, J – Juice, K – Kicking Around, L – Lullabies, M – Massage Time, N – Nani, O – Om and Other Mantras, P – Papa, Q – Queen, R – Rattles and Rolling Over, S – Sibling Love, T – Touch