Friday, March 10, 2006

And the winner of the genetic lottery is....
So, I finally got an ultrasound this week (at six months,) and we now know who it is that's been flipping around in my belly so enthusiastically. It is Amelia Marie Mullins! She is named after both Grandmas, Amy and (Luanne) Marie. The doctor said it was beyond a doubt, a girl, she passed by there a few times. I had the ultrasound in the Perinatal center, so they used the 3D/ 4D technology rather than the basic outline sonogram. That was really fun. At first, she had both feet up resting on her forehead, then later she was posing with her hands framing her little face. They printed out some really cute pictures for us. I would love to post them, but we don't have a working digital camera or scanner right now. Maybe I will get the local big brother to help? Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, she is extremely active. The Dr. turned the monitor at one point to show me how Amelia was hanging on to her umbilical cord with both hands and waving it around playfully. It's amazing what you can see these days-- a fun time to be pregnant! We are really enjoying thinking about the baby by name, and will be transitioning into preparing for her arrival more actively now.

12 comments:

bee said...

Wow, cool! It is so fun to be able to call her by name.

annie said...

Amelia! Hurray!!! I am so thrilled for you guys. What a blessed little girl she is already to be so loved and anticipated.
Such good news!!!

Megan McMillan said...

Yay for little A!

We have a scanner, feel free to bring the pics downstairs and we'll get you set up.

She's absolutely adorable, and everybody should get to see her pretty face!

Erin said...

Woo-hoo - How FUN! Congratulations! I love the name Amelia Marie. I can't wait to see her picture!! :)

Luke said...

yeah, I want to see the pictures too! that is pretty remarkable what they can do with tech these days. Swinging on her umbilical cord? wild!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ariana, its christy worley. I saw you on Annie's blg..
How exciting about Amelia's arrival. What a blessing. Congrats to your family.

Gpoppa Seelye said...

Wow, Amelia! I will enter her name on the chart on our fridge and await the actual date for that. 3D! Amazing stuff today. Going out now (7:30 Sunday PM) in honor of Gma Seelye's birthday. Almost said which one it was!

Heidi said...

Congrats! I'm already imagining her little adorableness. Great name! Thanks for letting us know right away. I always liked to know myself.

Ariana said...

Thanks everyone for the enthusiasm-- it's so much fun! We'll get a picture or two up soon.

Gretchen said...

Yeahhhhhh! Congratulations on finding out finally! =0)
We are hoping to find out this week if all goes well. I'm glad we are have kids at the same time so they can hang out together.

Nathan said...

Great name! We love it!

Rey said...

That's cool... I remember how i feel when i see my son for the first time in the ultrasound monitor.

You've worked in Gingoog? Are you from there? I grew up in that place and i love that simple place... And I miss it.