Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Boy

Tonight, as we were heading out for our Valentine's Day date, I grabbed the mail. There was an envelope from The Organization We're Adopting From and I tore it open.

Here's the thing. I'm really good at reading fetal ultrasounds. Garrett had himself about a zillion of them and I can now look at just about anyone's baby and explain what I'm seeing, even without a point of reference. But this, well, I just can't decide if we're looking at a side profile of the baby with that bulbous thing being a fist or part of the umbilical cord or if it's more of a, "Here's your first look at your son's scrotum!" kind of shot. I don't think a body can possibly contort to where it is both. I'm choosing to believe it's a facial profile but, I just can't be sure. We were sent two pictures but the other one is less clear, even, then the one I posted.

In any case, this is the first glimpse we have seen of the baby. According to the letter we received from Anne* at The Organization We're Adopting From*, Jennifer* asked her to, "Please send Troy and Lori these pictures of their son."

I can't stop staring at the picture. I kind of want to hold it and rock it and kiss it and love it. And I wanted to share it with you and thank you all for joining us on this incredible journey.

*As always, names have been changed.


  1. Yeah, I told Heather, "I see the head. That's it."

  2. all i see is scrotum ;) seriously!

  3. p.s.

    totally unrelated to this post, but i have a friend who is going to nyc in 11 days and has never been and is asking for comments on where to go, what to do, etc. thought of you, so here's the link to her blog in case you'd like to help her out.

  4. Reading "their son" made me shiver all over and cry. :)

  5. i love that you tagged this post "matthew". :) your guess about what the picture features is as good as mine, seeing as how i didn't follow your suggestions of becoming a gyno back when we were in college.

  6. I see what you mean. It's difficult to tell exactly what we're looking at....but regardless of which body part is is, it's YOUR BOY and he's beautiful already. That much you can be assured of. I can't wait to see a photo of him in your arms.