Why Lemony?
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October 06, 2004

It's a girl!

Yup, now everyone else knows what I even recorded in this weblog as already knowing. Not to be a know it all or anything, but anyways, It's official. I had my ultrasound today and it went very well with no surprises. She is 10 oz and is absolutely average in size- so much so that her due date by size is the exact same day as her calendar-predicted due date. She is perfectly healthy from all the measurements they did. I loved looking at her heart beating, and it was so weird to be able to see inside her brain and to see all her bones. It's so strange that the only time I'll probably see her insides is before I see her outside. I feel priveledged like the story of the donkey that carries building supplies into the mansion while it's being built, but, of course, would never be allowed in once it's completed.

The ultrasound technician was really helpful and descriptive, telling me everything she could find or guess about the baby. We saw the baby flailing her arm around and she said that the baby was probably irritated by the umbilical cord that was pulsating (actually moving!) right under her elbow. She also said that the baby was resting her head on the placenta as if it was a pillow (which was also moving with the the blood flowing through it). I'm so happy to learn more about this baby so I can bond with her and get myself prepared for meeting her. I can't wait!

Posted by Bahiyyih at October 6, 2004 06:21 PM

Wouldn't it be cool if you could post the ultrasound picture? Hooray for girl number three!

Posted by: Layli at October 6, 2004 09:14 PM


I'm sitting in Espresso Royale and grinning from ear to ear, which is a hard thing to do since my mouth isn't that big... And I am also happy to know that she is a she! Of course, I would love her as much if she was a he, but she's not a he and so that makes it fine either way.

I am delusional and not making sense.

Thanks for the turkey soup the other night! Nathan and I are making chicken soup this weekend and carving pumpkins and can we come over to play sometime?



Posted by: Liz at October 8, 2004 04:14 PM

Yes, of course! We would love to play!

Posted by: Bahiyyih at October 8, 2004 06:49 PM

Did I say Im delighted ro have another girl in the family?Do you spose shell be another redhead? I can hardly wait to see her.


Posted by: Patty at October 9, 2004 08:33 AM

Wahoo-bee-doo-bee! Another baby I feel connected to even before she's here. Every new baby among my extended Baha'i family carves a new space in my heart. I feel it happening and it is a sweetly painful, expanding sensation. I do wonder, though, how dear Billy will ever get to use the bathroom when the girls are in their teens! Big love, my beauties

Posted by: Amy Eades at October 9, 2004 03:52 PM