Tuesday, October 9, 2007

First Glimpse

Here they are -- the first glimpses of Baby Bickford! It was amazing to watch the technician as she maneuvered around to find all the different parts -- we clearly saw the spine and ribs, we watched the little heart beating, arms flailing, and legs kicking. Everything was normal. The placenta (which we thought was surprisingly large) is a good size and all the measurements are in good proportion. Everything seems as it should be. The baby is currently standing in a breeched position -- but that is not a problem as (s)he will somersault around quite a bit between now and b-day. We still don't know if the child is a boy or girl -- the technician was very careful not to reveal anything -- words or images (notice that the pictures stop short at the tummy).

In this first picture you can see a little raised fist. The head is to the left with a big potbelly on the right.
Here you have a clearer picture of the face with the forehead, eyes, nose, lips, and tucked chin. And of course you can't miss that little raised hand and elbow. The black space in the middle of the belly is the heart.

If it takes you a little while to decipher what you are looking at -- don't worry -- it took us some time, too!

4 comments:

Grammie and Grampie B. said...

What wonderful first pictures! Truely God has performed a wondrous work. But the greatest is knowing that, inspite of the times in which we live, He has a perfect plan for that little one.

Angie said...

I think we have an identical picture of Evan (top pic) at that age :)

Joe and Karla E said...

Saw the picks and heard the noise. It's always a wonder. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

soooooo excited for you guys:) yay for babys first picture:) love dave and deb p.