We had our ultrasound this afternoon. What a miraculous experience. I just stared at the monitor, amazed. The nurse was a Cuban sweetheart. She looked at everything and each time she got to an organ or a body part, she told us that everything was normal.

For some reason, I can’t get the phrase, “four chambers in the heart” out of my mind. That’s what she said when she showed us the heart. And there they were, those four chambers, beating so fast. And all I could think of was how easy it would be for those four chambers not to be there, or not to be functioning properly.

Also, all signs point to the little one as being a girl. I am simply happy that she’s healthy. But a girl. Wow. There is something so special about little girls. Big girls too. Everyone says that girls are easier. I’m not so sure about that, but I’m sure about how happy I am.

The entire ultrasound is on VHS. I’m going to try to digitize it and put it up here.