Friday, February 03, 2006

We're Getting Close

Sogand at 35 Weeks
Sogand at 35 Weeks

We're in the home stretch at this point. Sogand is due in about four weeks. Today we had what is now turning into our weekly doctor's appointment before Sogand arrives and the doctor wanted to do an ultrasound because there were a few things she wanted to be sure of that weren't so clear on the physical examination. While the purpose was entirely clinical it's hard to steer away from getting those extra pictures, and indeed we did, this being one of about 12. You can see Sogand's full lips and her small nose (she, according to my lovely wife, has my wife's lips and my nose, which makes my wife very happy), and you can get a sense of her hand coming up in front of her face. She's head down in mommy, situating herself for her eventual arrival in the world.

It's so weird, she's a person now more so than at any time in the past when we had a chance to see her (oh, just to say so, but we had it confirmed that Sogand is indeed a girl), with some of the images clearly showing a face, she's starting to exercise her diaphragm in preparation for when she'll be breathing apart from mom, and her heart is a strong 144 beats per minute. This whole thing is so amazing, being able to see her like this is incredible and sobering, and I'm looking forward to the next phase of this adventure beginning, which it shall, very soon.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your daughter is very beautiful.
Atmikha

10:48 PM  
Blogger she falters to rise said...

She's absolutely precious!

8:15 AM  
Blogger James said...

Atmika and SFTR:

Thank you! And of course I totally agree with both of you!

4:43 PM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

I KNEW SHE WAS A SHE!! i can hardly wait for the pics after she is born. are oyu going to send out an official e-birth announcement??

GrrlScientist

7:05 PM  
Blogger James said...

Hedwig,

I'm not sure of an "Official" birth announcement, or rather I'm not sure what that is. I do intend to send an email out to everyone I know with a picture taken of her using photons instead of high frequency sound waves - I'm looking forward to it!

8:05 PM  

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