On the 27th February (just before we were 32 weeks) we had an amazing 4D scan to get a sneaky peak at baby. It took my breath away to see him in such detail.
At one point I was staring up at the screen thinking to myself that he resembled Ben a great deal and just at that moment, Ben moved in to my eye line from where he had been sitting. I guess I must have looked a bit startled when this happened, as the Sonographer asked if I was OK. What had shocked me was that Ben's face had aligned itself perfectly with the image on the screen on the baby's face and the resemblance was amazing. I mean, he is his father, so of course it makes sense... but I never anticipated that he would be his Daddy's little twin! I didn't even get a shoe in! The Sonographer had a look herself and was a little shocked to see the strength of the resemblance herself. Everyone we have shown the pictures to has immediately made the connection themselves and agree that he is the spitting image on his Daddy. Ben was glowing for days afterwards and still smirks when it is mentioned. I think he may be a little stoked that his son looks so much like him. By a little, I obviously mean a lot. I am so ridiculously happy as well. I always hoped to have a little boy so much like his Daddy. After all, I did pick the most handsome guy there is, so he is a pretty good physical mold for my children :) I guess we will see for sure though, when he is born exactly how similar they will be. I have included some pictures below, so see what you think! Some of the pictures are off the disc we were given and some are ones Ben took on his phone during the scan.
Anyway, he was a very well behaved little man for the duration of his scan and allowed us some pretty awesome shots of him that I will treasure forever. The Sonographer said he looked like he was going to be a big boy (which is what our Ob keeps saying as well) as he already had chub and dimples that were visible in his scan pictures. Ben and I can't wait to see him for real now!
Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it has been over two months since the last post. I guess that is typical Ben and Alison style of losing track and being generally, pretty awful staying on target!
SO much has happened in the past few weeks that I am thinking this will be an uber long post. Actually, I may break up the updates over a few posts just to make it easier.
We are 35 weeks and 5 days pregnant today which means there is exactly 30 days to go until our due date of the 26th April 2014. However, I am fingers crossed, hoping he may decide to make an earlier appearance. Partly due to discomfit and generally being over it all, and partly due to impatience and desire to finally meet and snuggle him!
From where I left off, we had a pretty successful trip to Rockhampton and it was great to catch up with Matt and Liz over Australia Day. The heat wasn't an issue at all, as it was cool and windy the whole time we were there, which actually made for a very pleasant stay.
On the 1st Feb we hosted our baby shower at our home, and the weather for that day was a completely different story. It was stinking hot and muggy, which put a bit on a dampener on the day, but we got to catch up with some pretty excellent people and celebrate our Bubba, so all in all it wasn't too bad. I didn't get a chance to get many photos, which I regret, but I have included the few that I do have below.
We ended up seriously over catering, as I think the heat depressed people's appetites. Ben and I were eating sandwiches and cupcakes for days afterwards... which wasn't actually that bad, lol!