Saturday, April 16, 2011
Yesterday my wife was scheduled for her next ultrasound. As you may recall the last time we peeked into the oven, the little beastie was being modest and would not let us see the necessary bits. Any time you do an ultrasound there is the possibility that the baby won't cooperate, and will evade the scanner, so it was with no small amount of trepidation that we went into the darkened room. The blue gel was squirted onto my wife's belly, and we watched the big screen. Success! It took less than 10 seconds for the technician to zero in our our new daughter's, um, lady business. While neither of us had a particular preference, we are thrilled to be having a girl. Also the scan showed a properly formed, four-chambered heart. Ten fingers and toes all in the right places. Well formed arm and leg bones. A brain case of the proper size and shape, and an overall size and weight perfectly within expected norms. I usually decry normalcy, but in this case it is not only hoped for, it is a relief.
We will be naming the baby Sharon, after my mother, but we haven't settled on a middle name yet, but we do still have a bit of time to figure that out. The due date of August 30 has not changed.
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support and encouragement, and I'll keep you posted as events warrant.
Love to you all,