i already spoiled the suprise and told you we're having a boy. but now that i've acknowledged this baby i should probably try to actually mention a few things of note so that i don't feel like a totally neglectful mother. it's not a great idea to get really far behind before this guy even shows up.
and no, there will be no ultrasound pictures. babies look nothing like newborns at this stage. they all look exactly the same: like aliens.
i hadn't realized that my gender ultrasound was scheduled for MLK day, but since it was scott was actually able to be there for it! we went in and the second she found the baby she asked if we were finding out the gender. when i said we were, the woman remarked that even though she hadn't looked yet, she was positive it was a boy. she then pointed to the screen and showed us the baby's little hand between its legs. "only boys grab themselves like this." haha!
then, the baby decided that rather than "wait" for the technician to look for the sex, he would just show us himself! it's a good thing we were planning on finding out bc there was no warning. suddenly the baby moved and BAM! there was his little..
Matilda: "IT'S A GRAB-NABBER!"
Matilda: "look Mommy Daddy! it's the baby's Grab-nabber!"
at this point we all broke out into hysterical laughter. yes, even Matilda could see that it was a boy. my favorite part though was seeing the look of utter confusion on the technician's face. i spent like, 4 minutes looking on google for a picture of the Grab-nabber, but to no avail. for those hardcore Little Einstein fans you know exactly what Matilda was referring to - Rocket has a "grab-nabber", which is an extendable claw that comes out and grabs stuff for them while they're flying.
imagine a long, giant arm with a claw at the end coming out of the bottom of Rocket...
if you think about it, it's an excellent way for her mind to translate what she was seeing on the big TV in the room. i was a little disappointed though because i do use correct anatomical terms, but that's a 3 year old for you i guess. it was hard to explain to the UT why it was funny and i still don't think she quite understood. but it made the visit that much more exciting.
now we just have to figure out a name for this little dude... hmmm...