After lots of waiting, full bladders, ultrasound gel, grainy images and careful measurements it was announced that our rapidly growing baby is, in fact, a girl -- and not a boy, despite all the predictions from family and friends.
Both Katie and I had been secretly hoping for a girl and it seems that our wish has come true.
This also, of course, narrows down the search for baby names but doesn't make it any easier... any suggestions are welcome!
The ultrasound machine, in the capable hands of the hospital staff, quickly compiled all the data and produced her profile in an instant. Everything is within "normal range" and points to a completely healthy baby, much to our relief.
Amazingly, the brilliant machine even calculated her weight of 311g. (it's started already!)