and here are the photos of this little april baby. it looks to me like he or she has a nose like mateo's. we'll see.
luke was away on interviews so he missed out on the ultrasound, but it all worked out in the end. i went with mateo since we couldn't find a sitter on such short notice. in classic mateo form, he got really protective and worried about me the minute we walked into the room. a nurse offered to watch him outside and he went for it. the technician who helped us said that if we'd tried to reschedule for luke during the holidays we wouldn't have had much time to see the baby. since i went in before the holiday madness, she let me look at the baby for an entire hour. i saw hands and feet and spine and a lovely heartbeat. it was nice to have time alone with this little one. and when i came out, mateo was in a room surrounded by nurses and doctors and soaking up every bit of attention he could.