Monday, July 2, 2007

We're having a girl!












We saw our first glimpse of our little baby Maya or Eliana on Friday, which was very exciting. An extremely active little one--training for that triathlon already, perhaps---it was difficult to get profile shots of her as she was constantly moving around. A fact which I already knew, since I feel her moving all the time!

However, we did get quite a few face shots before her shyness overcame her, and she covered her face with her arms. It was quite a joy too see the little things: her heartbeat, seeing her swallow, and moving her legs about. Our midwife referred us to a wonderful doctor for the u/s, helped by the fact that he completed his residency at the same hospital my husband is currently at. Therefore, he spent loads of time with us, explaining everything to me (with ongoing commentary from dear hubby), and trying to get a "cute" photo. :)

The one on the right is using 4D technology. So she looks a bit alienish, but you can at least pick out the face easily! Apparently, she has long arms and legs. I hope that's not a sign of things to come, as I'm only 5'1, but Aaron's grandfather was over 6 feet tall!

12 comments:

heidijane said...

How exciting! I met my new little niece, Alice, at the weekend, but I know that's not the same as your own...

She looks very cute already!

Laura said...

Congratulations! How wonderful. Amazing detail, too. Glad things are progressing so nicely.

Joy said...

Woo Hoo! What a wonderful time in your life. Enjoy!

Maggie said...

Wow! And in color! Like TVs, black-n-white is doomed now! Congratulations!

iliana said...

How very exciting!! That 4D pic is totally cool.

Kathrin said...

Mazel tov! Congrats :) Those pics are awesome!

Your daughter will be about a year younger than our latest family addition - my Mom's cousin's son Jacob :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations! Girls are great to have around. May yours be healthy, strong, and happy.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness - Thank you for sharing!!! You must be thrilled :)

Dewey said...

Congratulations! Such a happy time for your family. :)

Lotus Reads said...

That is such great news! I love the name Maya, it means illusion in Sanskrit, but I'm sure you know that already. Eliana is very pretty too! What amazing detail, I'll bet it was hard not to cry when you saw the images?

Bookfool said...

Wow, what incredible detail. I had no idea you could get such clarity from an ultrasound. She's beautiful.

Camille said...

Oh congratulations! I used to love ultrasound day (once you knew everything was OK). So fun!