And we're thrilled!
The whole ultrasound experience was so incredible! Especially since this was our first time seeing the little one!
Immediately we saw that there was only one baby in there, which put to rest some feelings of apprehension I'd had since my midwife mused, "I wonder if there're two in there." (She was remarking that my uterus was rather large.) We saw the baby's head and hands at first, so our technician, Trish, swept over to see what kind of baby we had. We got a funny straight-on look at the baby's butt and little legs and that empty gap in between! "This is a girl," Trish said, smiling. While Trish added a little arrow and the word "GIRL" to the screen, Michael and I squeezed each other's hands and couldn't peel our eyes from the screen.
I tell you, I could have stared at her all day.
She was so active in there! Even Trish commented on how squirmy she was! We'd have a great view of her and she'd wiggle around, or her hands would jerk up around her face. It's just incredible how much detail you can see in these ultrasounds. We could literally see all of the tiny bones of her spine at one point. We saw all four valves of her heart beating perfectly. We zoomed in on her face and watched her open and close her mouth!
Her squirminess was the cutest!
When I first learned that "it" was a "she," my mind first went to little tutus and dress up and Princess movies and girltime. It went to frilly little bloomers and Michael holding her up close against his shoulder. It went to tiny shin pads and tap shoes and shaky first steps. I can't wait to have a daughter!
I hope to post the pictures from the ultrasound as soon as I get a chance to upload them!