Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Piccola Sofia, before and after

Before:

Sofia at 8 weeks (on 01/11/08)
From crown to rump she measures 1.1 cm






And now

Sofia at 20 weeks (on 04/08/08)
She is halfway developed. She is around 16 cm long, almost 15 times longer than she was at 8 weeks. Her humerus and femur bones are 30 and 31 mm respectively.
You can see her left hand here, along with what many leading experts agree is the cutest profile ever.





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Sofia's Ultrasound Pictures


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Sofia's Ultrasound Videos*

There was alot of excitement and apprehension when it finally came time for the 20 week ultrasound. It had been 3 months since the first and only other ultrasound at 8 weeks, and since then we'd had our fair share of first-time parent questions.

When we got the first glimpse of her perfect little foot we were all ecstatic.**

*Camera use was forbidden during the ultrasound, but I surreptitiously took these shots. Understandibly, the video quality isn't great.

Sofia's little fist:

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A view from the side, what a tiny spine and head!

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A good view from the side. You can see her face and head, her spine, her little heart beating, and her legs. Wow.

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Happy mom, dad and grandmother. Life is good.

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**Actually the ultrasound tech wasn't so excited, or even remotely interested. She was silent unless you asked what you were seeing. Her response was a long sigh followed by a monosyllabic answer. Somewhere a women's prison is short one guard.

Bambina!

Before the ultrasound

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Sofia's foot

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Sofia's arm

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Texas

Warm weather, barbeques, campfires under the starry sky at night, friends and family, with plenty of sun and a mellow far niente atmosphere. Sofia is beginning to make her appearance also. Life is good.



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Winter in Seattle can be a dreary affair, but is has its beauty also

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Chez Louisette in Paris' Flea Market St. Ouen

Edith Piaf lives on in spirit here.
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2 days later in Paris



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A week in the sun between Japan and Europe


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Grand Cayman

You can't even see Sofia yet. Just her pretty mom.


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