05 April 2010
Raven is a Boy!
at 11:43 PM
I had my "20-week peek" today. I love ultrasounds! It's so much fun to see what's going on in there. And the measurements that said all is well were nice too. But mostly, I just love to see the baby.
This baby is a wiggly one. He was just moving all around, especially his little feet - perilously close to the very full bladder that the doctor's office told me I needed. Kick, kick, kick. Wiggle. Climb. He pushed himself way up till the lady had to have the ultrasound thingy right under my ribs, then later slid back down and sat on my bladder. Fortunately, by that point they'd finished the stuff they needed there & I'd gone and emptied it.
We were certain that we'd be having a girl. We have a girl's name all picked out, but nothing for a boy. Happily, the nickname we picked for internet use works, so he can be Raven until we figure out who else he is. We're taking suggestions.
His feet weren't the only busy parts of his body: his arms and hands were also all over the place. Started out lounging around, ankles crossed, arm stretched over head. Then the tech caught this picture of him "blowing kisses," as she said. He tucked one arm behind his back, and another time we saw his hand up by his neck. But generally, he doesn't hold still much. This could be an exciting ride! I'm thinking this little guy is going to be of the "energetic" sort.
Two boys! Monkey and Raven. What fun!