11.24.2008

the newest pulsipher

Yesterday Ashley and I went to the hospital for an advanced ultrasound. The previous ones had kind of been peekaboo shots, couldn't really tell what was going on - although the one thing I was confident that I saw was a fine pair of butt cheaks. That, and the glorious organ that makes boys boys.

Although, after our first ultrasound the doc was giving us an 85% chance it was a boy. So the remaining 15% still lurked out there - was it going to be Barbies or GI Joes? The subsequent two ultrasounds (yesterday included) confirmed that it will be a boy.

It was a very long appointment, and I wasn't the one getting jabbed with a baton. The doctor (?) who was doing the ultrasound was pretty content to just go to work in silence, as if we weren't interested in what she was doing at all. We kind of had to ask questions about what she was looking at - and her thick accent made deciphering what we were looking at even more difficult.

Highlights included some nice shots of the femur (4cm), heart, umbilical cord, feet, and of course his little face (pictured).

I would guess that the whole process took nearly an hour. She was taking a lot of measurements. Both Ashley and I were somewhat confused by the way she slapped the computer monitor. The doctor was kind of funny, because she didn't really come off as all that personable, yet she went to some effort to type out a message on the picture - "hi mom and dad" - a message from our son.

I'm glad she took the liberty to speak on behalf of our son - if I could speak for him I'd say "hey mom, when are we going to go for another round of cheeseburgers? Also, will you please make some more cookie dough so I can eat it raw? Thanks a million mom. I owe you one."

12 comments:

Liz said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited about this little guy.

I wish I was still in a womb so I could eat raw cookie dough through a tube. That sounds delightful.

bird on the lawn said...

i like it very much.

Dawn D. Lion said...

Aww. Cute little skull. Glad everythings going swimmingly.

Sarah said...

Can't girls play with G.I. Joe's too? At least I did, when I was a little girl. My brother and I would play together. Now, I'm not sure if I know many boys who have played with Barbies.

david said...

i suppose they can play with GI joes... but they aren't really designed to appeal to girls at that age.

anything's possible these days.

liz - i've said it once and i'll say it again - if you can dream it you can achieve it. don't let anyone ruin your dream to eat cookie dough through a tube!

Blythe said...

When I was little, GI Joe's were Ken doll-size, so he could be Barbie's boyfriend. Sadly, Tim's GI Joe had lost an arm (presumably in combat) so he was Barbie's armless boyfriend.

Clearly, that is one cute baby.

Anonymous said...

I think the little guy is saying "Where's Grandma?" I can't wait to meet hims in person. What a miracle to see a human being growing. I know he will be very cute. No matter which parent passes on the most visible genes, I am counting on a little boy with a few freckles. Cute. Love, Grandma Priscilla

MiaKatia said...

He is adorable! I love those little ultrasound pictures where you get the first glimpse of what they will look like. I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy.

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

Ok Liz's comment had me cracking up for a good 5 minutes.

Congrats again, he is already so handsome!

Serena Cherry said...

Love him already. What a bucksome boy. Is that how you spell it? I am sure not. But he truly is. Welcome little: Fredrick, Charles, George, Christopher, Jack, Dean, Voltron, Leo, Peter (ha), David Jr. or whoever he is!

Blythe said...

Voltron? I think I like it. He would totally be the only Voltron in his class.

Fee_dizzle said...

The Newest Pulsipher why must you fill this blog full of lies