Week 7: The first picture

At 6 weeks, 6 days we saw this sweet-angel-peanut-dinosaur on the monitor. The ultrasound tech warned us that this was still pretty early and we may not see a heartbeat, but as soon as we started the ultrasound, we saw a little light flickering and realized that was our baby’s heart beating… at 140 beats per minute. Jer and I immediately looked at each other in a way that just said “Atta-boy!” and I thought that’s you + me, man. That’s all of your smarts, kindness and humor combined with my compassion, creativity and love. That’s a product of us…

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So as excited as I was to have this very first picture of our baby, I just had to share it! But since we decided not to tell everyone until around 12 weeks, we took a few more traditional means of spreading the goods news.

So for starters, I framed this beautiful little picture and look at it every night.

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I also made copies of the picture and sent them with a sweet little note to the grandparents. They all seemed to really LOVE this! Copies on their fridge prove it.

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Then I used one of the copies to make a Christmas tree ornament. I found this cute little frame at Hobby Lobby. I mean how cool is it going to be to look back at this and say “that was your very first picture kiddo”… umm very. May have also made a few of these for Christmas presents… Michael’s has GREAT ornament frames too!

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Last but not least, we used our Christmas card as our announcement and featured our latest picture.  This is by far my most favorite card we’ve ever sent. I think it’s going to surprise a lot of our friends! Smile

What creative things have you done with your first ultrasound pic?

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