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Babywatch continues. Ultrasound due date of April 2nd? Passed. Ultrasound due date of April 5th? Passed, too. Official due date of April 9th? Still to come.

Until then, we have the “Have you had your baby yet?” phone calls. We have the “My friends want to know if you’ve had your baby” comments. We have the “Oh, you still haven’t had your baby?” comments. No pressure, right? We didn’t get any of this last time; last time, our daughter came on her ultrasound due date of 4/22, well before her official due date of 5/3. Full term and glorious, even at 6 lbs. 2.4 oz, she was everything we could hope for. Baby Baby will be, too, whenever Baby Baby chooses to arrive. (And now Baby Baby and our girl are even: after being particularly still this morning, Baby Baby made me nervous; we went to the hospital, where the baby, of course, put on a good show – and that happened once last pregnancy, too. They’re competitive already!)

Until then, we’re enjoying the extra time with our daughter (lots of Play-Doh play, these days, and lots of running), and she’s enjoying the extra one-on-one time with her Nene and Papa (they’ve been here more than a week now – thank you!). I’m hoping the extra loving and attention will carry her through the transition of not being the only child in the house.

Pigtails on Trike

I’m sure that, once the baby arrives, we’ll forget that her/his inside stay was longer than we expected it to be. The cloth diapers are washed, the baby clothes are ready, our bags are packed – we’ve done what’s under our control. Now, we just wait for Baby Baby. We’re ready to meet you, baby, whenever you’re ready to meet us.

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She’s going to be a great big sister, and she’s getting very used to the idea that she will have a brother or sister by the time her birthday comes. Now, how this really goes down will be anybody’s guess, but I’m hoping for the best. Don’t we always have to?

Today was the big ultrasound, where we got our first real peek at what Baby Baby will look like.

Baby Baby on November 13, 2012

Charming, like his or her big sister. Flexible like her, too Рsee the leg lifted nearly to the nose? Our girl can do that still!  Two arms, two legs. A spine, a face Рeverything seems to be in place. A likely weight of twelve ounces, with a due date of April 9th (or possible April 2nd). *sigh of relief*

When the ultrasound was over and most of the goo was wiped away, ML climbed onto the table in my absence and lay back. The tech, bless her heart, then rubbed the wand over her belly, too. Satisfied, ML climbed down and joined me in the bathroom so we could finish wiping off together. When we walked out of that room, she said, “I need to be checked, too!” and went to the scale. Her daddy weighed her, and, with her visit done, we headed off.

Baby (who now tells us that she’s not a baby, she’s a “big baby”) and Baby Baby: two children who are developing nicely – one inside, one outside. What lucky parents we are.