Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You were bigger and brighter and whiter than snow

Okay, so these pictures are about three weeks old, but since I hadn't put them up yet, I figured what the hey.

It's nice that the baby is looking more like an actual fetus and less like a cheese doodle (which, incidentally, is what we've been calling it - "Doodle.")

I won't have the ultrasound that everybody's interested in - the one that determines the sex - until October, so my four loyal readers will have to wait a few more weeks for that information, I'm afraid.

Everything went very smoothly - this ultrasound was looking at the brain and the spinal cord to check for defects like spina bifida - and the baby looks completely normal thus far. I'm not considered a "high risk" pregnancy because I'm 33 (for a few more days!) and will be 34 when the baby is due. Once you're 35, that's the magic cut-off date when you're considered "high risk," for some reason. Like so many things in life, the magic age when you're suddenly deemed qualified for something (to vote, to drink alcohol, unknowingly put your fetus at risk for Down Syndrome) is pretty damned arbitrary.

I love this close-up of the baby's head. That swirly thing in front of the baby's face is not, in fact, the umbilical cord, although it does kind of look like that. It's the baby's two hands held up right in front of his/her face.

There were a couple times during the exam when it looked like the baby was trying to get his/her thumb or hand into his/her mouth, which was pretty cool to see. It's amazing how early they start making voluntary movements like that.

Also, look at the schnozz! This time around the kid definitely got Kevin's nose.

Alrighty, that's all I got for now.

Thanks for reading.


Erica said...

Wow...those are amazing!

Adams said...

I've been telling everyone that I'm going to start popping out babies next year, so that I can have at least ONE non-high-risk pregnancy. Which means that I have to get pregnant by March 25, 2009 (in fact, let's just say the first week of March, in case the baby takes after mama and arrives a bit late). You heard it, Hoovs. Babies. From me. Starting next year. For reals.

Uh huh.

Problem: Jeff Goldblum doesn't show any signs of wanting to knock me up. Also? Leonard Nimoy is one billion years old. I don't know who the father of this baby is going to be.

Electric Mayhem said...

Aww, KB doesn't have a big nose. And can you really tell how big a baby's nose is before the age of, like, two?

You no likey the Black Kids? Broc and I were talking about going to see a show they're doing with The Virgins. I'm dubbing it the Black Virgins.