Yessiree, there are no Y chromosomes in sight. We went in for the ultrasound last Friday. Everything looks normal: She has the right number of limbs, her heart has four chambers beating together, she has a spine, stomach, kidneys, etc. As far as the doctors can tell, she is perfectly healthy.
Actually, most of that information was an afterthought for me. I had no doubt that she was healthy, I just wanted to find out that she was a she. After I learned that, the health information was just a special bonus.
I found the whole process fascinating. I stood there staring at the screen with my mouth open, looking in wonder at the perfect little person growing inside my lovely wife. I'm surprised an orderly didn't need to come in after us and wipe drool off of the floor where I was standing.
The whole experience really drove home the idea that we are having a baby. Before the ultrasound, I believed my wife when she said we were having a baby, but the only evidence I had was Kate's thickening middle and strange behavior. Neither of those things really did it for me. It shouldn't be surprising though. Being a film major during my undergrad, it is perfectly reasonable to assume that seeing something on a screen would be much more understandable to me. I saw it on TV, ergo it must be true.
As you can see, here are a couple of the pictures. Now you see the real reason we set up this blog. Our child isn't even born yet, and we are plastering up pictures for all to see.
We'll get full motion video up once I get the VHS tape digitized. The medical industry is so slow with technology. I mean, come on, VHS? A paper printout? Can't I get a digital copy? Can't you email me the pictures? If we can clone sheep, why can't we get some digital imaging in the hands of the people who really need it?