Yes, I know I said we weren't going to turn this into a baby blog, but this is an experiment.
I converted a series of 27 jpegs into an animated gif using the GIMP, which I've just started using for photo editing and graphics. It was a time-consuming, but fun, project. However, flickr converts the image to a non-animated jpeg, so there's no point loading it there. I'm hoping it displays correctly here.
Aparently it works. Our little bambina is two weeks old today. The pictures that comprise this animated gif were taken this morning.