Friday, January 07, 2011
Here she is. This is the least creepy looking picture that they sent home with us on Wednesday. I still think these 3D images are a bit strange looking but at least she is looking human at this stage.
She is absolutely perfect and was so busy moving/swimming around that the tech had a hard time getting the measurements she needed but in the end she cooperated. Her little heart was so beautiful to me. All four chambers beating their tiny rhythm in harmony. I have been feeling her little pokes and jabs for the last few weeks and they are getting stronger. If you are patient, you can feel her exercises on the outside of my belly now.
Funny how almost everyone in the doctors office felt the need to look at Stephen with sympathy. Three girls, poor Daddy. What they don't know is that he was hoping for another girl.. and so was I. We didn't discover this hidden secret until the day before our appointment. We have been referring to the baby as "he" and we would have loved a boy in our home, please don't misunderstand. It's just, as it turned out, we were both trying to talk ourselves into the idea of a boy because that would have been the biggest surprise outcome we could think of. Deep down we are both relieved and almost giddy that we will be raising another sweet little lady. Who would have thought that we would end up loving parenting girls so much? I was so sure I wanted boys and only boys. Stephen is such a great father for girls. Granted.. our girls are not the girliest girls .. yet.. but they are ours. Maybe the newest member of our tribe will be the first to bring the world of princess play into our home.