We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Noah Lyle Sitkoff, on June 2, 2007 at 1:22pm. At birth, he measured 21.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Everyone involved is healthy, happy, and thrilled to be home and together as a family. More details to come, but for now, a few photos:
We had another sneak peek at the baby this morning, and we are now done with gender neutral pronouns! This baby seems to be a boy, although a very sleepy boy, who held his hands in front of his face for most of the ultrasound. He shows all signs of being healthy, exactly the right size for his age, and generally perfect. Unless somethings comes up requiring another ultrasound, the next time we see this little face, he’ll be out here in the world with us!
(Click on the thumbnail for photos – like all ultrasound photos, it is possible that you had to be there to appreciate these…)
I’ve looked at other parents-to-be’s ultrasound photos many times, with a puzzled smile. What could there be to be excited about in these fuzzy gray blobs? Were these people even sure that was a baby?
Then, last Friday, it was my turn to lie on a table watching this tiny person move around the screen, putting a tiny fist to its tiny mouth, using the side of the womb as a surface to kick of off, somehow without my feeling it. When I laughed, I could see how my laughter bounced it around its watery home – further proof that we really were looking at something that lives inside of me.
These blurry photos can’t possible convey the awe we felt on Friday, but they are our first look at a miracle that we won’t get to meet until May, and for that, I treasure them.
Here’s hoping you and yours have enjoyed a wonderful season, whatever you celebrate. May all your Decembers be magical!
Sometimes I wonder if these two stir during the day. I leave in the morning with them curled up at the head of the bed, and I often return home to find them the same way.
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