December 08, 2008

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

It is amazing to me how quickly technology changes. Its only been nine years since I had my last baby, and already I see things and hear things that blow me away.

Its not the newest strollers or the video monitors (they had them for us, but it was not the norm and they were CRAZY expensive) or anything techie like that.

It's the ultrasounds.

First, let me say I think that The Great Flambino is the ultrasoundiest baby ever. I was thinking they might as well just have put a window on Mo's belly until I saw the latest.

Today she had some new kind of ultrasound. Holy crap.

I call it: The Window to the Womb.

And so for all of you to see, my newest niece or nephew, not yet born, but still fully visible as to what those smoochy little cheeks look like and... holy cow... what he or she is truly going to look like.

It amazes me...


Meanwhile, there is video of my finish. Go HERE, click on 02:57:21 - 03:06:47
and then pull the little bar to 50 seconds. I should appear a few seconds later.

The time on the run clock is not my time because I didn't start at 0. My chip is what gave me my time.

So... its like you were there with me. But not. There's no sound, but you can cheer and make your own!

I won't tell anyone... ;-)

Oh and anyone you see finishing to the left of me is finishing the full 26.2 as I finish my... 13.

Talk about Humbling...

Posted by Boudicca at December 8, 2008 10:31 PM | TrackBack

Congrats on your finish! You did great!
Those 3D and 4D ultrasounds are amazing. I remember seeing pictures of friends ultrasounds twenty years ago and asking "There's a baby in there?" Ha! You can't deny it now.

Posted by: Tina at December 8, 2008 11:50 PM

Congratulations on finishing, Bou! And ... wow. The ultrasounds really are more amazing! But you still don't know what color hair the Flambino has!

Posted by: PeggyU at December 9, 2008 01:08 AM

Ok, I see someone that looks like you, but no white compression socks? :P

Posted by: Amanda at December 9, 2008 03:26 AM

Amanda- Oh yeah... I left those at home! I refused! However, I did note that there were runners wearing them. One chick was wearing ORANGE. She must've special ordered them...

Posted by: bou at December 9, 2008 06:17 AM

I am so proud of you!
My team did the OUC half on Sunday. I did not, as I could not afford the entry fee, and decided to go visit family in TN instead.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 9, 2008 06:45 AM

First congrats! I saw you cross! Second - OMG that is one smoochy cheek! *kisses* to chubbalina!

Posted by: oddybobo at December 9, 2008 08:47 AM

Wow. I could not, would not, run a marathon.
Not unless I knew what my afterlife would be like....

As for the ultrasound- we did that last year for my neice...her baby was indeed a chubby thing- weighing over 9 lbs when born...your new arrival looks adorable! And the fingers- wow are they long!

Posted by: Rave at December 9, 2008 09:53 AM

Wow!! Congratulations!! That's just great!

And the baby is gorgeous - not that that's a surprise given the genes involved. ;)

Posted by: Richmond at December 9, 2008 02:19 PM

that 4D ultrasound thing is insane, isn't it? I just love that little thoughtful pose.

Sweet little Chubba is going to be so pretty (or handsome)

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 9, 2008 06:23 PM

you ended running! Good for you. I might run 13 miles, if I am being chased by folks with knives.

Congratulations. I did not see compression socks...

you were supposed to wear them. Uhhhhh

where were they? Or did you got flesh colored ones?

Posted by: awtm at December 9, 2008 08:21 PM

AWTM- I saw my doctor today and said, "I have to confess... I did NOT wear my compression socks during the race. I'm not the fashionista, but... I just could not do it." His reply? "Don't worry. I've heard that before..." Heh.

I did see a chick in orange compression socks. I spent a lot of time looking to see who wore them. They were all 60+ year old folks, which is fine, except they had 20 years on me.

Posted by: Bou at December 9, 2008 08:52 PM

You are an inspiration! Woo hoo!

Oh, and the chubalina is so smoochilicious! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: jck at December 9, 2008 09:50 PM

Thanks Bou for caring enough to sacrifice and commit to such a challenge, you are awesome!!!

Especially knowing all that you went through these past weeks to prepare.

You Rock..


Posted by: P'cola Titan at December 9, 2008 10:28 PM

Those are piper's fingers for sure... and i had to run the vid back cuz i was looking for the compressions and tank shoes. Way to go Bou..!

Posted by: at December 9, 2008 11:15 PM

You looked great... and I can't believe how well the face is defined in the ultrasound... wow

Posted by: vw bug at December 11, 2008 07:37 AM