Friday, January 23, 2009

Gender Issues

Whenever I ventured to ask Leah whether she would like a brother or a sister, she would giggle and say, "I don't know!". I took this as a good sign - she loves her little brother, and she wouldn't be disappointed either way.

Ben wasn't asked his opinion until the night before The Big Ultrasound.
Me: "Ben, do you think our baby is a little boy or a little girl?"
Ben: immediately... "Boy."
Me: "Don't you think it would also be nice to have a little sister?"
Ben: "No. Boy."
So I guess we know where he stands on the whole issue.

Fortunately for us, as Ben was the only one with a definite opinion, the baby IS a boy!

The next couple of images are of the 3-D type, so don't get too freaked out. Ben's were waaay more creepy than these:

To interpret, that's the baby's facial profile, with his arms and hands raised in front of his face. If he looks a little bony, it's because he only weighs about 11 ounces right now! But he can kick hard enough to make my belly jump.

Here's a better one of his face:

Aww, for cute! At least I think so. That's his face again, and an ear.

You are all probably dying to know what we are going call the little feller until he's born. We tried "Mortimer", and that was Leah's favorite (after a mouse in one of her library books), but ended up with "Magnus". You may all refer to him as such until further notice.


Joanne said...

Awwww...We considered Magnus too when we were picking names for my boy...The 3D pics are sooppp amazing..

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Noel said...

I have just been informed by daughter T that she will be able to get extra credit in Latin class for "Latin moment" because Magnus is a valid male Latin name.

We can also have a middle school English moment by noting that "Little Magnus" is a bilingual oxymoron.

I can gratuitously tie the name to a 1989 Icelandic comedy movie and a very dark 2007 Estonian movie.

I assume all is well for the mighty one. I sure can't interpret the top two images for myself.

Ruth said...

liz. i love you and your little magnus, BUT...

No. More. 3-D uterus baby pics.

too much...maybe i will understand this fascination when i am pregnant in 100 years.

JJ and EJ said...

Awww, look at little M! I think the last 3-D one is the best! Congrats! : )

Lyz said...

Noel - I had to explain to Aaron the educational value of "Latin moments" being rewarded with extra credit. It is so good that he isn't a teacher.

Ruthie - I do think that 3D ultrasounds are an acquired taste - meaning that you acquire an appreciation of them once you can feel the sucker kicking you all day long. No more - for this kid, anyway!