Tuesday, January 16, 2007

After Much Nail-Biting Anticipation ....

We finally had our mid-point ultrasound, and we are now ready to share the results with the world (or, at least, the portion of the world that reads this blog). As you may know, we (well, me) have been very anxiously awaiting this day, and we (well, me again) are very relieved that the anticipation is over. First, and most importantly, Speck is healthy and happy, and was gracious enough to coincide her morning wiggly time with the ultrasound, allowing us to see in detail everything that we needed to see. It is difficult to see which parts are what in still photos of ultrasounds, and it is even more difficult when those pictures are further blurred by a computer screen, but we have included them anyway. Since we are not there in person, you are at least spared the awkwardness of pretending that you can see what we are trying to show you in the blurry, black-and-white blobs.

In this picture, you are looking at her face head-on. The two dark spots in the large white spot on the right side of the picture are her eyes. I think she has her mama's round cheeks!

This is a profile shot, and it is really hard to make out, because she was turning her head right when the doctor was trying to take the picture. Basically, the profile is on the left of the picture, and the little arrow is roughly parallel with her mouth. Because she was moving, it is hard to see in the still shot, but I am pretty sure she has her daddy's nose.

This is another head-on shot, and you can see her ear in this one. Her head is on the left side of the picture, and her knees are drawn up on the right side. She is sucking on her fingers. How cute is that? I know, it just looks like a blob right now, but it was really beautiful and adorable when we could see it in motion.

These are her feet. Look at the little toes!

Out of deference to Speck's modesty, I did not include the picture that showed us the gender, but she was very cooperative, and gave us a very clear view. If you missed my many hints, Speck is a little lady Tillman, proving that the majority of people (in our circle of family and friends, at least) are intuitive when it comes to baby gender. Congratulations to the seventy percent of you who voted correctly! Our doctor cautioned us that no ultrasound can offer 100% proof of a baby's sex, but that this one came as close to 100% as it is possible to come. Thank you, Speck, for your ladylike straddling of the camera. I am extremely excited to tackle the new adventure of being a mama to a daughter, and I can now stop worrying about the ultrasound, and start worrying about all the other stuff that is out there just waiting to be worried about.

10 comments:

granny said...

It truly was an amazing peek into Speck's watery world. She certainly was a wee bit fiesty. Can't wait to meet her in the flesh. Thank you for inviting me to share the moment.

The Lindsay kid's "Uncle Chrissy" said...

Congratulations you guys! You're gonna have so much fun with a little boy and a little girl. I can't wait to see pics of her outside of the womb!

Margaret said...

hey... congratulations! i'm so excited for all of you. :)

Chelsa said...

I'm looking forward to seeing her outside the womb, too, Uncle Chrissy. I am hoping she will turn out to be much less hollow-eyed, black-and-white, and blurry in person. Margaret, I know that Ian is looking forward to debating feminist questions with you for the rest of Speck's existence, so that'll be fun.

Anonymous said...

She's certainly a beauty;
Let's be more precise on her name now; it's "Speckette".

Grandpa Tillman

auntie Penny said...

I would just like to point out that i was the first one to actually predict this little miracle to be a baby girl. Yes i do have the gift of intuition, of course...i am after all a woman too. Not that another boy wouldn't be a miracle of love and all that jazz too, but of course its cool to have one of each....FOR NOW...hehe

Jabbertrack said...

My coin flip also predicted "girl" but I decided to be xtreme and go against the tried and true decider of all things which have only 2 options and vote for "boy".

I'm taking this coin to the casino at lunch to win loads of cash.

Chelsa said...

Auntie Penny, Ian says that we are not allowed to discuss future children for at least a couple of years. Mike, I hope that you and your coin have a productive day.

Aunt C said...

A new addition to the exclusive club of Tillman women! A healthy baby, a new niece, a little girl to buy clothes for...does it get any better? Looking forward to May...

Raging Wombat said...

Congratulations! Now all Annie and I need to do is produce a boy, then we double the chances of forging a Tillman-Lindsay connection. One a powerful joining of two houses that will be, and what beautiful, uber-offspring they will produce!