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Friday, September 19, 2008

20-week sonogram pictures

Ok I finally got around to posting these. Here are the photos from our 20-week ultrasound.

These two are of her profile. You can see the side of her face and her hands.

In this one, you are looking straight down at her. You can see her spine and her forearm.

This is her bitty foot.

And this one is (they tell me) how they know she is a girl... Looks like nothing but white and black specks to me. /shrug

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mira Lee Drake

It's wonderful to know what to call my baby! I find myself drawn much more to my wife's growing belly, becoming more attached to the life that's growing inside now that I have a name to call her.

We didn't do this prior to choosing the name, but it was satisfying to find the meanings of her name being so very very positive: Princess, Merry, Wonderful, Beautiful to look upon, Extraordinary, To be admired, Wonder - there are others but I like these the best :)

Meaning and Roots of the Name Mira:

Name Gender Origin Meaning Similiar Names
Ameerah female Arabic princess Amira, Almira, Allihmyir, Almaia, Alimaia, Almaye
Emerald female Spanish a bright green gem Esmeralda, Esmarelda, Esmaralda, Esmiralda, Esmirelda, Esmerelda
Kasmira female Old Slavic war-like Kasamira, Kazamira
Meara female Gaelic merry Mira, Meera
Meera female Hindu Mira
Mira female Latin, Spanish; Hebrew wonder; aim; light of God Myra, Mirila, Mirella, Mirelle, Mirielle, Myrilla
Mirabelle female Latin, Spanish wonderful; beautiful to look upon Mirabel, Mrabella, Mirable, Marabel
Miranda female Latin extraordinary, to be admired Myranda, Meranda, Mira, Randy, Mandy
Palma female Old English palm bearing pilgrim Palmyra, Palmira, Palmiera

Friday, September 12, 2008

We're going to have a girl.

So yesterday we went in for our 20 week ultrasound. The doctor says we're going to have a little girl. Brian and I are thrilled! I'll post the ultrasound pictures and more details soon... stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Alaska 2008

Bout time I figured out how to put up a pic ;)

(Little version clickable -> Big: for printing purposes)


mood... bugeyed

So, just last night I felt the baby move for the first time. It wasn't anything titanic like "ow! my hand!!" but the sensation of that little moving bump, sliding along the underside of my palm has been sending tingles to my brain for the last day. Subtle twitches, but incessant and amazing.

<--- Gonna be a Daddy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Does this outfit make me look pregnant?

So it's official: I look pregnant. I met someone for the first time, and she asked me when I was due. I can't say how happy I am to be past the is-she-pregnant-or-just-fat-I-can't-tell stage.