Who knew that black and white ultrasound pictures printed on light-sensitive, flimsy pieces of paper would bring SO MUCH joy to a parent-to-be?!
So far, we have been extremely lucky to get an ultrasound and a print-out every single visit to the Gynae =) (and so the hoarding begins)
Being first time parents (to be), these scans are so precious to us that we got a special envelope to contain the scans, and wouldn’t even leave it in the car as the “heat might get to it” –
oh boy — that’s just the beginning – I can foresee us hoarding more baby items and what-nots — “don’t throw that away – that’s the wrapper of Sage’s first bottle” – “keep that! keep that! that’s Sage’s first burp cloth” … …
Well, while we are at the topic of ultrasound print-outs — seriously, these things fade (and a lot faster when exposed to sunlight and heat)
So some tips — which my Gynae told us
– don’t photocopy these (photocopying machines will expose the pictures to light)
– don’t laminate (laminate machines, are hot.)
– don’t use flash cameras (note flash cameras)
Safest bet is to just use your smart phone and take pictures of these scans without flash — tadahhhh! genius!
In any case, it’s amazing how in 40 weeks, the baby grows from a small flicker of a heart beat in your body into a 3+kg baby in your tummy =)
What’s also amazing (but not glamorous at all) is the fact that in the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your entire body basically “bulbifies” itself – I, for one, feel like a rolly-polly fridge – one upside of being rolly-polly is the buoyancy in the water – think graceful sea manatee
But hey, there ARE certain perks of being a Pregger –
Late at night – thirsty – “Daddy I’m thhhhirrrssssttyyyy” *point at water flask 0.5 metres away from you*
At the supermarket – food craving – “Daddy – Sage wants chocolates” *point*
TV time – “Daddy – Sage wants to watch trashy TV show over History Channel” *point*
Not too bad huh?
Seeing Gynae this weekend – hoping to get another scan to
hoard collect =)
Bulbie over and out