Thursday, June 01, 2006
My Daughter

We'll call her Lila

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Blogger Skye said...

Cool!! :) I kinda thought that 157 was probably a girl's heartbeat. When I was pregnant with my daughter, the first heartbeat we heard was 160, and the nurse pulled me aside and said, "The doctor will never say so, but with a heartbeat that fast, it's going to be a girl!" I was thrilled. Apparently, a boy's heartbeat will be 150 or less.

Anyway, congratulations!!

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Blogger Phx said...

Beautiful Girl, and beautiful name!

Wow, I had no idea about the heartbeat being faster on girls... mine's been ranging from 146-150. I wonder if that means boy. Only 8 more weeks till I find out.

Blogger Kier said...

Lovely Lila! Congratulations! :)

Blogger TrappedInColorado said...

She's beautiful!

Blogger LJ said...

Lila. Nice. Look at that amazing picture. A whole little person in there!
A little Lila.
This is wonderful, Mella!

Blogger Mella said...

Thanks everyone! We were just so relieved to see her healthy and right on target for all her measurements.

There was a hold-your-breath moment at the beginning, before I saw the flicker of her heartbeat, where she was laying eerily still and I had flashbacks of the past.

Turns out she's just incredibly mellow (you know, the opposite of my little boss in every way - he was a real flipper during his ultrasounds)

So, all is well.

Except that we can't quite decide on a middle name yet.

Skye Yeah, my mother and mother-in-law were both very excited each time I reported that the heartbeat was over 140 (I guess the really old wives tale is that a heartbeat over 140=girl and below it = boy. It did turn out true for us...)

Phx I have so much admiration for you - and all people who can wait to find out 'till the end to find out the gender - I'd never make it. Too impatient!

Blogger Katie said...

A girl Mella! Congratulations! I think it will be good for the Boss to have a girl around. I guess we'll have to wait and see who ends up being the real "Boss". After she learns how to talk, he may become like the assistant manager or something! Lila is a lovely name. I am so happy for you. I bet you can't wait to meet her. Take care of you :)

Blogger Teri said...

Hooray!!! What a perfectly clear ultrasound pic! And I love the name too.

I can remember the moment I first saw Tessa at 12 weeks...instant, joyful tears.

I'm so happy for you!

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