In a bold move, baby boy decides to leave nothing to the imagination.
I had a wonderful ultrasound on Thursday. I would post more pictures but they aren’t very good. I could tell right from the beginning of the ultrasound that it was a boy, but they never tell you until the end. Baby was suckling on his arm at one point, I could see nursing-type mouth movements – that was pretty amazing. I am taking that to mean he will be a great breastfeeder. They also let me hear the heartbeat – it’s so much more real on an ultrasound than on that little doppler thing at the doctors office. Anyway, baby is fine – a great kicker. He reminds me of his presence ALL DAY LONG. This is very different from Eli, who kicked hard but in fits and spurts.
I like to imagine I can tell something of his character from the ultrasounds and the way he moves around inside me. I was talking to my good friend Kara on the way home from the ultrasound about these insights. It’s nice to have someone, besides you husband who wonders in amazement that this miracle can happen, not just once, but twice – and in such a unique way every time. So let me make my predictions now:
– this child will scream immediately after he is born, announcing his presence in the world (you might think they all scream but Eli didn’t – partly because it was such a peaceful labor and partly because of who he is)
– this will be a short labor (but I hope long enough to get to the hospital – which is an hour away)
– this child will be a great sleeper and nurser (maybe this is just wishful thinking?)
– this child will have a strong personality, but not more than his parents can handle
I let my students make predictions on a graph last week as to the sex of the baby. There was much rejoicing this morning as (surprisingly) most of them had actually guessed a boy. I gave them a coupon for a free assignment (like a get out of jail free card) if they got it right.