Guess what. Baby #2 just gave away his flavor. ;-)
I went in for a sequential scan today, the only testing I've opted in to
for new baby Newman. As it turned out, the baby's too long for the full test to take place (apparently there's a cutoff length for them to do the blood work on the mom? Don't quite understand why, but whatever...), as I completely spaced my initially-scheduled appointment and was thus about a week late on my timing. No matter. While we were there I asked if we might sneak a peek between the baby's legs. The sonographer said it's sometimes possible to tell what gender the baby is at this point, especially with boys, but that it might still be a mystery. As it happened, what we saw when we looked was not subtle: it's a boy! That pic there at top is a nice side view of his funny little alienesque self. Cute-cute.
I'll admit, I was a *little* disappointed not to get to go all Rainbow Brite on a little girl's wardrobe, but I'm also a *lot* relieved not to be looking ahead to eventual face-offs with an adolescent girl. (Any daughter of mine would be NO picnic at 16, trust me.) And of course all I really care about is having a healthy, happy baby. Now that we know our newbie's flavor, this has become all that more real, and I've fallen yet more deeply in love with our second son
. (Whoa.) Bake away, little buddy.
Now to choose a name...