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.