Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Big Reveal...

Last week I wrote that I would have a big surprise at the end of this week, well, here it is!!! We were blessed by some WONDERFUL people in our lives, who gifted us with a 3d/4d sonogram session this afternoon!! There are no words that can express the emotions I felt looking at my sweet baby boy, watching him move and kick, suck his foot, grab his ear, yawn and smile, all while still in my growing belly!! WOW! With our sonogram, we received a DVD of the entire thing, 25 minutes long, a CD with almost 50 pictures of him, and even some black & white and sepia printouts of some of the best shots we got! As I was laying there watching him on the big wall (they had the images projected onto the wall in LARGE form, it was so cool!), I couldn't help but think about my absolute favorite chapter in the entire bible, Psalm 139. Honestly, up until we found out we were pregnant, and even now, up until today, I always applied it to myself. I was created in my mother's womb, I am fearfully & wonderfully made, I am unique. But today, I was blessed with a whole new outlook and understanding of that Psalm. I understood it as if the Lord was reading it to me about Caleb. The first few moments I saw him up on the big wall, I could not believe it was him, and I was overwhelmed with joy, contentment and true excitement of what is to come. And yes, I did cry (not surprising though!). All in all, this was one of the best days of my life, and I will cherish these pictures of Caleb forever. Who knows if I will ever have this opportunity again, but I know for today, I am going to cherish every single moment of this pregnancy I have left...and then the real adventure begins!! Enjoy the photos!!

I think he has my round nose here

This one is a little awkward, but the two little things in front of his mouth are two of his little toes (the others are blocked by his arm)

He was trying to get his little foot in his mouth here

And mission accomplished! Yes folks, that is his foot!

He was clearly getting tired of us pushing on him so that he would move and cooperate a little more. He yawned probably 4 or 5 times during the 25 minute time span. So precious!!

This one and the next are probably my two favorite. He has such a sweet little face, I can't wait to soak him up when he gets here!!!!
Another precious "semi-profile" picture!!

Caleb, we love you so much and cannot wait to meet you! You already are so much a part of the joy I experience daily! Thank you Lord, for such a gift as this sweet little life!

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139: 13-16

Be Blessed and Encouraged!


Chrys and Mike said...

oh, jill! i love it! the one of the foot in his mouth is my fav. you'll love seeing him do that when he's out of the womb!

we always wanted to do the 3D/4D sono but never did because we didn't want to know the sex of the baby until birth...and we knew it would be really hard not to find out w/ pics as clear as those! amazing. so that's one advantage to finding out early!

what a blessing! rejoicing with you!


Travis and Andrea said...

SO fun! He looks darling. It will be fun to see how much he changes from now until he is born. :)

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Jill and Aaron,

Those images are spectacular! Congratulations. I can't believe he had his foot in his mouth. What a great opportunity you had with that 3D view. We had two regular ultrasounds, but maybe we'll pursue the "enhanced" viewing next time, God willing.

I cried every time we had an ultrasound, seeing my little Sophia Grace. Just wait until they are born and you will cry all the time. I cry when she smiles, laughs, when I read a book to her, when I tell her about Jesus, when I tell her about reptiles(hahaha), and all the fun things one gets to do with their child.

May God bless the continued development and safe arrival of Caleb! We're excited.

Boojah my ninjas, obviously Matt here,
Matt, Katie, and Sophia Schaefer

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Jill and Aaron,

Those are spectacular images! Thanks for sharing them. What a great opportunity you had to view him in so many dimensions. I'm sure you can explain them to him and he'll respond by inquiring about space-time distortion at some point.

We are excited for you and will pray for the continued development and safe arrival of your little Caleb.

It just gets better and better. We are enjoying having a two month old who smiles, coos, and is just adorable!

Jessica said...

wow--how amazing is our God! all glory and honor be to Him! caleb is precious...a gift. enjoy.