Welcome to In the Mind of the Man blog. Here I will try to keep a sort of running diary of my thoughts and experiences about raising a child from a male's point of view. After hearing countless people tell me that her childhood will be over in a Blink of an Eye, I decided to take time to stop and reflect on the day to day mundane activities my daughter and I share. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing in my journey, but most of all I hope my daughter and I enjoy looking back at this blog 20+ years from now and laughing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's a...Girl!

We just had our 20-week anatomy scan and everything checked out normal.  The ultrasound technician immediately informed us that she would be taking the photographs, but that the doctor would be in to give us the analysis.  She calmly, and without emotion, perused the inside of Heather’s belly identifying the body parts one by one. 
“One arm… There’s the other...”  

Heather and I are smiling at the screen, at each other, back at the screen.

“Eye lids...

“Does everything look normal?” I asked.
“The doctor will be in to tell you that!” 
Oh, sorry.  

“There’s a foot… here’s the other...
“It’s a girl.”

Wait, hold it… It’s a girl?

And just like that, as if she was just reading us the daily special at a run-of-the-mill diner, she announced that we were having a daughter. 
It didn’t matter, though, the tone of the announcement.  I looked at Heather and I could see the happiness gleaming out of her.

A GIRL!  Heather cried softly in joy.

And so there it is.  I am soon to be the proud father of a baby girl. 

Below are some pictures from the ultrasound. 
The last one might be a bit X-rated… Just saying.

                              Here is a profile of the little girl.

                            Her two feet.  So cute!

                          My Little Girl is not shy.  I'm not sure how I feel about that right now.


  1. So glad another girl is joining the family.
    Maggie is already calling her " Maggie jr."!
    I can tell from those pictures that she has your feet.

  2. Yeah!!! Once again you made me cry. I am so happy for you two!!!

  3. Congratulations!!!!Girls are so much fun to dress! (I know that will mean a lot to you)
    That first picture looks like there's another face looking down on her - you sure there's only one???
    So happy for you!!!