I had an appointment for my first ultrasound. I was 17 weeks pregnant. I hadn't seen the baby yet and my doctor had an ultrasound scheduled for Septemember 3rd but we just couldn't wait so we made a appointment at Sneak a Peek (a local ultrasound place) so we could find out the sex of our little one. I remember this day very well even though alot has gone on this past year. I woke up and my cousin called and we talked about possible names for a boy or girl and even joked about their being twins because of all the twins in my family (Great-Grandma was a twin, Dad is a twin and my Dad's twin sister had twin girls). Hung up with her and got dressed. I chugged water the whole way there to get my bladder nice and full so they would be able to see the baby. Kevin was meeting me there on his lunch break. We were both very anxious and it felt like forever before they called us back but in reality it was probably only minutes. Once she started the ultrasound, we saw the babies head then she found "the money shot" and she said "It's a little boy" and we just stared at each other in happiness. Then we looked back at the screen and I saw the picture I posted above.
I asked the ultrasound tech "what is that round thing at the bottom?" and she rambled on about how sometimes ultrasound can create an optical illusion and the head can look like it is far away or not connected to the lower half of the body just by the way baby is positioned (honestly I don't really remember exactly what she said). As she was saying that she moved the ultrasound wand around and said "Oh my" and I was thinking oh no somethings wrong and then she said "There is ANOTHER baby". Now not only did we find out we were having a boy but we found out there was two babies and the other baby was a boy too. We were shocked and overwhelmed but so happy.
Then we had to tell all our family and friends our exciting news. Most of them we told "It's a Boy and he is going to have a little brother to play with too". Everyone was so excited and in disbelief. I went to my work, my mom's work and then to my dad and stepmom's house to show off the pictures and video we had gotten.
And that was the day our world turned upside down...for the better.