Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Small Peek

It was just a small, gray, fuzzy blob. A Pixar alien, cute in its own little almost-babyish way, swimming around, turning this way and that, hiding coyly.

We almost didn't get to hear a heartbeat, the little creature moved so much.

Until we did. That faint, fast thump, thump, thump, thump so distinct from my own, and so promising. Maya was enthralled. Elle was asleep. And Joe and I were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.

The first, fragile three months are behind us. We can peek ahead to summer daydreams of a new baby. To next Christmas with a six month old. We can wonder together about the big sisters Maya and Elliot will be next year.

Ellle was stunned by the news. Well, puzzled actually. "You'll be a big sister," we told her. She simply shook her head and pointed adamantly at Maya, her own big sister. After the ultrasound, even though she napped through it, she finally believed us. "A real baby? In your tummy? Oh, hi baby," she gently patted my middle.

Maya took the news with all of the shock and excitement we had hoped. One hand on her forehead, she exclaimed, "aye-aye-aye" and for a while offered no other words. Then, for the next two hours, she marveled over all the would be's, could be's, and will be's that await us.

The girls are already playing the name game with their little brother or sister: our soon-to-be family of five's first activity together.

Maya's favorites: Sparkles, Joe Miller, and Clayton John.

Elliot's favorites: Hip Hop (for a boy of course) and Madeline or Butterscotch (for a girl).

It's funny how a small peek at a wobbly little Pixar creature can give us such a large peek into our future!


Anonymous said...

congrats! that is so lovely. Wishing a happy, healthy, easy pregnancy for you! Ah babies, so wonderful!

Bonnie said...

So exciting... but just who is Joe Miller???? Of course our vote is for Clayton John! Or Clayette Joan....Enjoy every moment of the next few months! We love you all. G&G

Anna said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! A new, fabulous adventure for you all... :)))

Sarah said...

Ha, I think Joe Miller is a kid in her class!

Genie of the Shell said...

Congratulations!!! I vote for Sparkles. For a boy or a girl. ;)

Robyn said...

So happy! They will be great big sisters and teach that baby EVERYTHING that he/she needs to know! Can't wait to see you again in about a week!

Jess Falken said...

So glad your first appointment went well! Such a relief! Love the pictures of the girls! haha Oh, I also love their names they have picked out for creative! :) See you next week! Love all FIVE of you!!!


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