Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!

So, Aaron was right... our cute little shrimp is a girl! And we have the pictures to prove it! The ultrasound technician called it a "text book" shot - there's no way it's not a girl! (For those of you familiar with ultrasound shots, she has the 3 characteristic lines that denote female anatomy.)

When the ultrasound first started she was all curled up in a ball, wiggly as can be... wiggling so much in fact that it took a while to spread her out and get her to hold still long enough to get a good shot of certain things. She's perfect (as far as the normal checks for birth defects go) and we just think she's perfect otherwise as well!

She seems to be quite the acrobat - she wakes up every night at about 8:30 and does such big somersaults that Aaron can feel them. The ultrasound pictures show it too. All of her profile shots include her leg and foot - which were conveniently placed right above her head the entire time!

For those of you who can appreciate the implications of what it means to have "Wimmer Ears" I think this picture below may be our first proof of her mother's highly dominant ear genes. :)

Other than all of the dorky stuff I thought was cool like seeing all 4 chambers of her heart beating, the different parts of her brain and her spine in sections (because she was still curled up in a ball), it was also really cool to see her little fingers and toes move and her mouth open and shut. So cool! We just can't believe she's really there and that we'll get to hold her and love her so soon. We can't wait!


MOM! said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I assumed a girl when I checked you blog a couple days ago and saw that it had been painted pink. I am familiar with the 3 lines...Elli made them very visible, and unmistakable. You all are going make such cute parents. Can't wait to meet her...and of course, see you guys.

MOM! said...

Thought you should know that 'MOM!' refers to Ali. And, I hope she gets you adorable 'Wimmer Ears' I am in the process of getting my own blog going and will let you know when I do.

Loves, Ali

Jeff said...

Congratulations on the female status of your future offspring. It is a little scary making known your gender preferances, and then thiking what will happen if it does not turn out right. But, good for you, your child picked the right gender. No need to hire an aggressive moyle. The GoYin apparently paid off in the end.

Nate said...

Congratulations guys! We're excited for you. We hope everything continues to go well!

the firths said...

we miss our coolest neighbors ever and are already planning Liam's arranged marriage. I'm excited to see your tummy grow. Keep us posted. Love you guys!