It is official. The Wells’ are pregnant. Our baby, currently known as “little dub”, is scheduled to arrive April 7th. We had our first appointment on August 29th and we got to see our little guy for the first time. How amazing.
I got off work early and Jodi and I met at the Outback parking lot. We hopped in my truck and headed to the appointment. We were both really excited. We waited in the waiting room and looked at magazines in anticipation of our meeting.
They finally called our name and we were in. Jodi got weighed and then they ushered us into the room. Jodi sat down on what looked like a normal patients chair, and I sat in a chair beside her. The nurse went through some standard questions and then left. But, right before she left the room she says “okay waist down” and Jodi nods. I assume all women know what that means, but it was a little suprising to me.
So we are sitting there waiting for the doctor and now the only thing between my wife and the her seat is a thin sheet of paper. The mid-wife comes in (apparently we will be working with a few differnt people) and asks more questions and then gives us some free stuff. Now it is time for her to earn her money.
The mid-wife (who presents herself very much like a doctor) hops out of her seat and gets to business. This is where the “what looked like a normal patients chair” comment from earlier comes in. Little to my knowledge the chair was an actual Transformer. If you know the transforming sound that a Transformer makes, make that sound in your head while I describe the next part, it will definitly improve the story. So the mid-wife hops up and two metal rods are pulled out from the seat. They then unfold and double in size. From around the back (I think, it seemed like parts were coming from everywhere) came this snake like flexible light. Finally from the other side cam a monitor and a whole assortment of what I will call tools. It was crazy, I definalty wasn’t ready for that. All I could do was laugh.
So I remained seated (in a normal seat) next to my wife and the mid-wife started doin’ her thing. At first the screen was just black with a couple of numbers, but then all the sudden out of this black abyss appeared a white blob. I jumped out of my seat as Jodi and I both let out a gasp at the same time. Is that…? we asked. Yeap, that was our child. It gives me goosebumps to write about it now. It was so amazing. I was hunched over Jodi and we were holding hands as tight as I can remember. Our smiles were ear to ear. It was so amazaing. One of the best things of my life up to this point. I don’t know what I was expecting to feel when I saw our little buddy up there, but I didn’t think it was going to be as impactful as it was. So awesome. God is awesome.