And all of a sudden, we’re there…done with 20 weeks of incubating Baby Fierce, revealed yesterday to be the oh so lovely Sophia Grace:-) On the left, we have the first glimpse of Sophia as bump back in late August, around 12 weeks. On the right, we have the most current belly status.
But of course, this ultimately is not about the belly (though the increased rate of expansion continues to take me by surprise–the ongoing conversation with myself goes something like this “wow! i think my belly is really showing today.” next day: “wow! i think my belly is really showing today!” next day: “seriously??? bigger again??!!” etc etc), but about our darling, banana-sized daughter. We got almost an hour of Sophia performing on the big screen as the technician zoomed in on everything from her brain to her heart to the vertebrae of her spine to the bones of her toes. Honestly mind-blowing stuff. How did it come to be that this is the process that produces all of us?
She jumped about and took some time to chill, demonstrating a very mature understanding of how to be balance enthusiasm and relaxation:-)
She can hear now, and Josh read her Good Night Moon the other night. She seemed to enjoy it, knocking on my belly to show her approval. Either that, or she was trying to get some peace and quiet after listening to the shrieks of high school girls all day:-) Another father note, Josh has begun to express some concerns about our rental house. All in all, it’s a good deal–we’ve got raised beds out front, Josh’s studio upstairs, my writing room with all my books, a basement with all our bikes. But Josh explained, “We need to move once the kid can walk…it’s dirty. There’s not a lot of space. There are too many angles…” Apparently he’s worried that Sophia will inherit her mother’s slightly absent-minded nature which does occasionally lead to encounters with unexpected edges and angles. So if you know of any domes in the Portland area, let us know.