Today we unexpectedly got to see Helen’s face in an ultrasound image, when we also learned she’s growing very fast now. In the image we saw her left cheek, turned demurely into her left shoulder, both sufficiently chubby the way all babies should be. Her lips were parted, almost as if opening into a laugh. They are my lips, we recognized easily from the grainy images on the screen. Her feet are 2″ long. Today made it seem very real and her arrival seem imminent even if the calendar tells me we still have time. It doesn’t feel like it.
Monday, November 20th, 2017