We had our 18-week ultrasound yesterday afternoon, and whoorlito is doing excellent. Heart looks good, organs look good, bacon tastes goood, pork chops taste goood, etc. But the boy just wasn’t cooperating! He was beyond camera shy- all curled up, facing away from the ultrasound wand. Now, that is NOT indicative of my child. Maybe D’s child, but not mine.
Remember these ultrasound photos from 5 weeks ago?
Hello, there! Please take a gander at my darling profile. Have you seen my cute button nose? What about my cute belly? DAMN, I’M CUTE AND COZY!
Oh, wait…you’re interested in my gender? Well, let me spread my legs as wide as possible so you can check out my package. How’s that for a hot dog? I’M PACKING HEAT!
Naturally, when we had our appointment yesterday, we assumed whoorlito would be performing circus stunts for our viewing pleasure. Not so much. He must have been tired out from the Chipotle spicy salsa I made him eat for lunch. It took the ultrasound tech about 15 minutes to get a clear shot of his genitals to confirm the sex. He just would NOT open his legs to ensure the money shot. So freaking STUBBORN…wait, maybe he does take after his mom…
Finally, the legs parted, we confirmed it was a boy, and tried desperately to get a decent shot of his face/profile.
This was the best shot of the day.
What’s that you ask? Hell if I know. Nah, actually it’s his precious yet alien-like face. I annotated to help out a little…
GREETINGS OCEANIC FLIGHT 815 SURVIVORS, I COME FROM THE DHARMA INITIATIVE TO EAT YOUR YOUNG. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO MY ALIEN EYES OR I WILL TURN YOU INTO HOMOSAPIEN MUSH WITH ONE GAZE. MWAHH HAHAAAAA.
I guess what surprised me the most was his bone formation and size. The spine was incredible- you could see every little vertebrae. To think that just a month ago, he was pretty much a squishy cupie doll. And when the tech showed me his physical location in my stomach, with the head being on the lower left side of my abdomen and his feet ALL THE WAY OVER on the upper right side of my abdomen, I realized that this is really happening. And it blew me away. I can’t wait to meet this little man.
It’s official- a little belly has formed.