Natalie Odom


The Bun Study

When Natalie was 12 weeks old, we went to get her “Bun Study” done. This is the appointment where they do a detailed ultrasound to make sure the baby is healthy and isn’t showing signs of any sort of chromosomal or other disorder. We were pretty excited to go have a look at her because we knew she would have changed so much over the previous three weeks. And she definitely had! She’d morphed from a little gummi bear with flippers for arms and legs to a recognizable baby, and she was pretty much the cutest baby we’d ever seen. Given that we’re not biased at all, or anything like that. Her measurements all looked fabulous, and we got our first real look at what we would soon start calling “The Natalie” (the hand-in-front-of-the-face pose).

I thought this picture was particularly adorable, not just because you can see her doing ‘The Natalie,” but because this was the first indication to me that Natalie was going to look like her daddy.

Natalie at 12 weeks

The middle and ring fingers on Luke’s hands both grow closer together than his other fingers, and it was obvious in this shot that Natalie’s hands were going to be shaped just like his. It was pretty mind-boggling that just three months ago, we didn’t know we were going to have her, and just that quickly, she’d developed into a little person that already looked and acted so distinctively.

The full glory

 


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