Saturday, September 17, 2011

I am just amazed at how far imaging has come in the past forty years.  Tim was born 40 years ago today, and there was no way you could see the fetus in utero, except by x-ray, and then all you saw was the skeleton.

This is yesterday's ultrasound of Patrick, my grandson.  you can actually see his cute little face!  his face is right in the middle of the picture with him laying on his left side. You can see he has a cleft chin like his Daddy.  and his nose and his eyes, and forhead.  I could not tell you what the rest of this is, something inside Mistie.  But to actually SEE your baby and know what it is MONTHS before it was born is wonderous!  I am not sure I would want to know though.  I enjoyed the guessing game, and wondering  if it was twins or what.  They told Mistie that Patrick was over 5 lbs now, and he will be born on October 24, unless he decides to come early.  I waited and waited and waited for both of my children.  Donna was 6 weeks late and Tim was 7 weeks late.  I choose not to have any more for fear I would be pregnant a YEAR with it.

Mistie does not know anyone up here as she met Tim on line, and moved up here to be with him.  She left her friends in Oregon, so I am giving the Baby Shower.  Things have changed there too.  Mom's or family were NEVER sposed to give the shower, only the best friend.  and Men were forbidden to come.  Now husbands, boyfriends and male friends come and think nothing of it.  How things have changed.

I have no clue which games to play, what gifts to give, what kind of cake to serve, what kind of fingerfood you do.  we had mints and peanuts and cake and coffee and tea.  Now I guess it is almost like a luncheon, or so I have been told.  Where have I been hiding for forty years?

I can't wait to hold the little stinker!  I may have to move to Bellingham so I can go see him every day!  I know right now I will be putting a lot of miles on my car starting next month!  eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Im so excited,  He will be my first very own grandchild.  He comes into this world already an Uncle!  Victoria Misties Daughter had our first GREAT grandson a year ago.  this is sure a backwards generation.


Sally said...

I love that! And, boy howdy times really have changed since "the old days". I walked around 9 months just KNOWING my baby was a boy. What an idiot; he came out a girl. LOL

How exciting for you all, Mary Lou. There's nothing sweeter than a baby to love on. My 2nd great granddaughter is due in about 3-4 weeks. :)

Anji said...

It's amazing, isn't it? I hope you don't have to wait that extra time for Patrick

Susan said...

Your blog looks very pretty decked out in the seasonal theme.
Your excitement about this baby is almost palpable. I am very happy for your family, and hope all goes well with the birth!

Dick said...

Just think how many changes will occur in the NEXT 40 years! Grand kids are great fun but I'd be leery about moving to the town where they live unless you are quite sure that they will stay there. Some neighbors of ours moved here about 5 years ago because their kids moved to the area. Since then those kids moved to Hawaii, then Colorado, then to North Africa, then back here and now, again to Hawaii. All that in just 5 years. Our neighbors are still Snowbirding, spending winters in Arizona and back here for the summer. I think they have given up on trying to follow their son & his family.