Her Bad Mother

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sprout

Finally, finally, some evidence - for my own eyes - that this pregnancy is more than just nausea and vomiting and unremitting fatigue. Proof that there's a there in there, and that there is occupied:


That's Super Sprout, and from the way that he or she is kicking my ass, Sprout is going to have a lot in common with the Wonderbaby.

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72 Comments:

Anonymous Tara (aka AbbysMomma) said...

OMG! I never cease to be amazed by hearing a heartbeat or seeing an ultrasound film...WOW! How amazing is that?!

Congrats!!!!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Tara (aka AbbysMomma) said...

OOOH....I was first...lol

10:21 AM  
Anonymous fidget said...

eeee! What a cute lil sprout! Mine all looked like transformers until they got meat on their wittle bones.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh catherine that is so beautiful....i love ultrasound pics they always remind one of just how much of a miracle babies are...LAVANDULA

10:26 AM  
Blogger ALI said...

what a great profile!!! mine all looked like peanuts that early!

10:34 AM  
Blogger The City Gal said...

Oh boy! That is so amazing!

He/She looks cute even from the belly!

Congratulations.

How long before you know if it's a he or she? Another month?

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful.

10:47 AM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

Amazing how a picture - a picture! - can almost make all the sandy-eyelids-syndrome and gagging worth it, huh?

WonderSprout is beautiful. Congratualtions, Catherine.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

That's an incredibly clear picture... hope mine comes out so well. Cutie.

11:05 AM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

What a perfect picture!

Congratulations!

11:07 AM  
Blogger flutter said...

OK I don't know what's up with my hormones but this made me burst into tears. *whew*

Congrats, and it is so cool to see Super Sprout!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

That is a great first picture of the little one! You have the cutest little gray alien baby I have seen in a long while.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Noe said...

it made me cry!!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations! No matter how many of those ultrasound pictures I see, I never cease to marvel over them. It's such a miracle.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Oh! A baby!

12:05 PM  
Blogger NotSoSage said...

It's funny how you can convince yourself that maybe, somehow, you're just putting yourself through this for nothing...until finally, s/he is there. REAL!

Hiya, Sprout!

12:25 PM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

Yah! It's a baby!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Assertagirl said...

Super Sprout is super cute.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Mommato2 said...

Ohhhh...what a great picture...love those ultrasound shots....makes it all seem so very real. Hope the nausea leaves you soon.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Gorgeous. I treasure those blurry little pictures from the inside.

1:01 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

hello, super sprout!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Hey there kiddo! Good looking, and verrrrry busy -- a wonder sibling indeed.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous FishyGirl said...

Well, Howdy, Little WonderSprout!

I love those US shots - our firstborn was named based on her profile on US, and darn if she didn't look exactly like we thought she would.

1:45 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

That first photo is the absolutely gorgeous. You've got yourself another spirited beauty!

2:02 PM  
Blogger sweetney said...

wow, that's an amazing profile... grow baby, grow!

2:11 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

I can't even come up with a smart-alecky comment.

So happy for you guys. xo

2:12 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I LOVE those sneak peek ultra sound pics. I still have both J and O's on the fridge.

Grow, baby! Grow!

2:23 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Hey... there!
Be nice to yo' mama.
But nice to seeing you looking good.

(Isn't it amazing how it makes it so much less abstract?)

2:39 PM  
Blogger The Hotfessional said...

Hey there Sprout. Take it easy on Mommy, eh? At least until you're ready to hit the outside!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

That is one fine looking Sprout. Ultrasounds photos always amaze me.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

What? I thought you were just making all this up.

HEH.

Sprout looks gorgeous.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Cynthia Samuels said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! I forgot how amazing it is to see this - feel the cold goopy stuff on your belly and watch the wand thingy elicit this image (clearly of a loving, talented, graceful child.) I send you love and a bit of envy...

OH and by the way the last time I read a Zen Koan it was in NINE STORIES or FRANNY AND ZOOEY -- can't remember which -- and I was almost as young as Wonderbaby (hyperbole but still - what fun to think about them again...)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous ali said...

looks just like you. heh.
:)

3:45 PM  
Blogger Laural Dawn said...

How wonderful!
It's so amazing to see the ultrasound pictures :) My pictures (though precious) aren't that life like.I keep holding them upside down when I show people.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

beautiful!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Ultrasounds are just one of the most amazing things ever. A baby! Yay!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

hey super sprout! Listen, lovey, go easy on your mama, you have lots of years left to kick her ass -take your time!

5:08 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

The baby has your profile!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hooray for proof!

I had an OB appointment today too. Our munchkin was waving at us...

Such fun to see the little person inside.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

So you're the one who has been making your Mama puke so much. He/She is lucky he/she is such a cute fetus.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

How beautifully amazing. Congrats!!

Do we know any details yet? That we will share? Since this is a plural event? Or maybe you are royalty. ;0)

Julie
Using My Words

8:28 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

I kinda like that, Super Sprout. It has a nice ring too it. Super Sprout is gorgeous.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Mac and Cheese said...

Great posture too!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

How I love the grainy beauty of an ultrasound picture. Looks as though the sprout is giving a big thumbs up.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Julie - still too early for any info other than 'baby looks good.' No pee-pees or va-jay-jays spotted, in other words ;)

But yes, I am royalty. ;) And?

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like a peanuts cartoon character

10:08 PM  
Blogger painted maypole said...

"super sprout" love it.

congrats again

12:03 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

awesome! it certainly helps to see, dunnit? and sprout is a great handle.

2:02 AM  
Blogger JaniceNW said...

Great reminder you're not just puking pointlessly. Love the US picture!!!

2:03 AM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

Wow, now how did you post this?? I wanted to show everyone my Skeletor ultrasound but couldn't figure out how to do it. I'm slow.

Congrats. Aren't ultrasounds the coolest thing? I like visible proof - makes it all seem that much more real.

2:03 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Congratulations...it is always wonderful to see a brand new baby.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Super Sprout. I love it.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous dana said...

Ultrasound pictures were the one thing that kept me sane throughout my pregnancy. It put everything in perspective and certainly justified the morning (afternoon, evening) sickness!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm weepy and a first-time reader! What a perfect, perfect picture.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Pgoodness said...

Hi Super Sprout!! Nice to see you - now be nice to your mama!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

well. if you were less of a kick ass yourself your children wouldn't be booting your booty so bad.

I raise my glass to their ass kickingness.

damn. a huge part of me is so jealous.

9:29 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

well. if you were less of a kick ass yourself your children wouldn't be booting your booty so bad.

I raise my glass to their ass kickingness.

damn. a huge part of me is so jealous.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Darling!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Staci Schoff said...

Isn't it incredible -- life is so good! (it'll be even better when the vomiting stops, I understand)

11:59 PM  
Blogger Jozet at Halushki said...

Amazing...simply sublime...

Hello there, Little One!

1:41 AM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

The first time I say an ultrasound photo, I actually said "What the hell? What the hell am I supposed to be looking at?"

Apparently there have been some upgrades in sonogram technology over the years because that there looks like an actual little person.

Yay!

11:05 AM  
Blogger MamaMichelsBabies said...

Awesome! Ultrasounds are always the best.. and they make up for everything involved.

This also leads to the question, are mothers really the only people that can make out what's what on those without the training the tech gets?

Congrats again!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous jona said...

Beautiful!! Look at that spine, amazing.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

That is amazing. What a wonderful shot.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Grim Reality Girl said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you! Hope you feel AWESOME for the duration!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous crunchycarpets said...

Heeee...so cute!!!

Mine just looked like an upsets alien!

Yeah...mine is beating the crap outta my uterus these days.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Karen MEG said...

Wow, u/s pix never cease to amaze me. Excellent first baby pictures - congrats!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Karen MEG said...

Wow, u/s pix never cease to amaze me. Excellent first baby pictures - congrats!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Stimey said...

Amazing picture. Your baby has a spine! Yay!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous mrs. mustard said...

That is an outstanding ultrasound photo! It's a REAL baby!
I have my u/s in a week and a half. I can't wait for the picture!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

Sprout is beautiful!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Laura McIntyre said...

Cute baby, love u/s pics

5:52 AM  

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