Being the visual learner I am, once seeing the baby in my tummy after the sonogram it became official and real to me. Before hand I knew it was there but I couldn't see it and was like this tapeworm makes me hungry all day. Then I started feeling bloated and was really concerned that there were 2 tapeworms in there. I asked the sonogram lady twice....."Are you sure there is only one baby in there?" Chip and I talked about it before our appointment, what if it's twins. I personally think it would be great, I'm all about killing 2 birds with one stone and productiveness (not so much re productiveness) but Chip wasn't so sure about the whole twin thing. (Sorry, Christy) I said what would you do if it were twins...he said "Ummm...faint." Which looking back now he did wait to get up from the chair to come see the sonogram AFTER I asked how many babies were in there. My lone little 1.1 inch triathlon runner, swimmer, bicycler was just a kicking away during the sonogram. It was absolutely weird.
Back flash.....April 9th, 2006 (the day after our wedding). We are driving down to Alabama to go on our honeymoon cruise. Groom says, "Hey, there is something I really need to tell you." The new brides stomach does a flip flop, "Uhhh, ok honey.......what is it?" Groom, "Well, I really hope that you aren't planning on our kids being athletic because I mean, I never really was athletic and not sure that it's possible for our kids to be." Bride, "Well, I guess that will be ok."
Now look at that little green medium sized olive in my belly just a running running running. He/She may not be able to do a triathlon once out of my tum tum, but we can at least say at one point in his/her life they were very athletic.