Can you see us waving back?

We are delighted to report two arms, two legs, a head, a brain, a spine, a nose bone, a mouth (that moves!) – all in apparent working order, as we saw him bounce around, arch his back, and wave.  Helloooooo ladies.

Yes, we’re referring to him as a him, not because we know it’s a him, but because… like boats and cars are she’s, maybe unborn babies are he’s?  And alternating he’s and she’s is hard to keep equitable.  Much to many folks’ surprise and even projectile-anxiety, we’re actually even going to hold out on finding out the sex until he’s born.  Gasp.  I know.

Our appointment lasted over an hour, and involved a combination of vagwand and belly ultrasounding, some blood-giving/taking, and a brief check-in with the OB.  During the ultrasound, they were piping holiday (OK, fine – Christmas) music, which was oddly comforting and delightful.  We were captivated watching him on the screen, and although the sonogram pictures are wonderful to look at, seeing him in action and moving about was near breath-taking.  I’m so proud of him for growing his body parts – does motherly pride start this soon?  Way to go, baby… keep up the good work.

Posted on December 12, 2009, in everyday, medical chitchat. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yay! Your child is brilliant already. Congratulations on a great appointment!

  2. We also switched over to calling our fetus “he” exclusively after the first ultrasound. And yes, those crazy grainy black and white pictures are truly magical. Glad the appointment went so well.

  3. Hooray! I can’t imagine how exciting that must be.

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