Friday, October 31, 2008

The Verdict is In!


Drum roll, please . . .



Z Baby's a menina! We've got a girl!

We had another amazing ultrasound yesterday, and we were both grinning like donkeys eating briars the entire time we watched our little daughter on the screen. Everything measured and looked absolutely perfect (and those were the words of the doctor, not the mama, but I was already pretty certain my kid was perfect. She does have my genes after all. hehehe)

Head to hiney, she is 14 cm (5.5 in) long now, weighs in at roughly 100 gr (1/4 lb), and has a 10 cm (4 in) waist. Tall, thin, tiny little waist . . . taking after her mama some more here. ;)

And we apparently interrupted her daily calisthenics yesterday. She was quite the busy little thing stretching her legs all the way out and curling them back up against her chest/stretching out her arms, doing some bicep curls while bringing her thumb up to her mouth/rolling from side to side and doing some leg lifts/and in the right ultrasound picture above you can see she has her hands over her head, feet planted against the floor (or um, my uterus) and she is attempting a backbend - quite the little gymnast I tell ya! I'm just thinking that as soon as I start feeling her movements I am going to be in for one heck of a ride!

Eric and I are both beyond ecstatic. I'm looking forward to doing some serious pink shopping now, and the proud Papai (Daddy in Portuguese) is already showing his protective side: On his way out the door for work this morning I was instructed to take good care of his daughter while he was away. I think she's going to have him wrapped around her little finger before she even makes her grand appearance into the world next year!

9 comments:

Beth O. said...

Oh congratulations! That is so exciting! Baby shopping looks so fun! We pass the stuff all the time, but Jason tells me that we don't need anything yet, so I can't buy it... Lucky you!

Corinne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Now you get to think of names!

She looks just great, are those ultrasounds amazing, you really see a lot of detail.

Amanda said...

Oh I am so excited! I was so bummed that I missed your call yesterday but thanks any way! It sounds like her and Audrey will have alot in common with all her moves on camera! You definitly will be getting some sore innerds! I get so excited thinking about our daughters being best friends like we are! So, how are we gonna get them back and forth for holiday vacations?
Be ready to move over mama, there is just something about little girls and their daddy's!

Mrs de Miranda said...

Congratulations! That is soo exciting!! Little girls are so sweet! Happy Halloween!

Marcio said...

Parabéns.

Aline said...

Congrats for you beautiful daughter!

Ray Adkins said...

Emily, Eric,

Congrats on the girl!
Here is a Brazilian book you might want to get to celebrate the good news, just the cover made me want to run and get one too.

http://publifolha.folha.com.br/catalogo/livros/136139/


Ray

brandi said...

yay! congrats! you will probably start feeling here in the next couple of weeks..its so fun!

Kate said...

Congrats Eric & Emily!!!