Judah and i have decided to name the baby, Estella. we like Stella also, it means "star". as for the middle name we are thinking about Lee, but I also really like Louise after my mother and Judah's grandmother. Estella Louise Barbee, or Estella Lee Barbee? for some reason Judah doesn't want the name Louise, but i told my mom today that i might sneak it on the birth certificate when he isn't looking....:)
At today's doctor's visit i had a complete anatomy scan where they measure the size of the baby's brain, spine, kidneys, heart, etc. to check for abnormalities. they also look at the arms and legs and fingers and toes to make sure the baby's parts are the right proportion to each other. and they also check for signs of Down Syndrome (i opted not to get the blood test, and instead they just checked her anatomy for signs). Then we had an appointment with my OB for the results, and she said each and every part was perfect and exactly the way it should be. I'm so glad they did this because it settles some of my anxieties. i had some very weird dreams lately, and watched a show on t.v about dwarfism... and that freaked me out, to say the least. but i know, for now, that she is lookin good and normal. and my favorite part was when the doctor mentioned that her legs are actually a little longer than usual, which i think is sooooo adorable. her first feature. judah is worried our long legged girl will be too gorgeous and he will have a hard time protecting her from those boys....
Lastly, we felt the baby move for the first time on Tuesday. It was really cool because i hadn't felt her yet, and i kept complaining and asking how i would know. I asked Mrs. Barbee and i described what i thought was her moving, and she said "you'll just know" and just like that, Judah was doing something on the computer and i was standing next to him and he started talked into my belly like he always does, and then, KICK! It was magical.
now she does it all the time, mostly when Judah talks to her, and he can feel it, maybe because of her strong long legs. my doctor says she will probably be a daddy's girl. we'll see about that!