Thursday, August 7, 2008

The resemblance is striking

Yesterday Chip and I went to Mo Bap for what I will refer to as the "big" ultrasound. This is typically done between weeks 18 and 20, and the ultrasound technician takes ridiculously detailed measurements to chart the baby's development. We could have learned the baby's sex yesterday, but we stayed strong and looked away when the ultrasound technician examined Tro's nether regions. I held Chip's head to make sure he didn't peek. I love surprises and darn it, he should, too.

We don't have the detailed report, but I do know that the bambino currently weighs as much as a bottle of Schlafly and is roughly the size of an heirloom tomato. Why, yes, I am relating my child's development to two of my favorite foods. Thank you for noticing. If you dig on ultrasounds, like I know you do, click here for a few more. I added notes to one of the images because if you're anything like me, you can't tell the baby's rump from the baby's head unless someone points it out.


  1. No matter how many times I see ultrasound pictures, I'm still amazed by them. Tro is beautiful. I can't wait to see/meet your little bundle of eyebrows. 21 more weeks to go!

  2. I think it's so exciting to keep the sex a surprise - that's what I did. I was totally convinced I was having a boy, actually, but out came Sophie!

  3. Hey there! Thanks for being a blog visitor who leaves comments! I was pretty sure I was blogging to myself and was starting to feel pretty embarrassed by the whole situation. But alas, Team Botanical comes along and gives me hope! Congrats on the upcoming bundle of joy, and my kudos to you for having the willpower to keep the sex a surprise!


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