We had the first ultrasound tonight, and didn't expect to find out much of anything about the baby except whether it had horns and a tail or not (it does not; sorry, Vis Major). But it turns out the little fellow is further along than we thought - he'll be coming in March instead of April - and, oh yeah, he's a he! I would have been fine with him having only one arm or something like that (he could have had a cool hook!), but he appears to be totally healthy and developing as expected, with all the normal limbs, organs, and appendages. He also does not like to have his picture taken. He got very squirmy as we kept trying to look at him! "Get that thing out of my face! Damn paparazzi!"
Okay, now I'm going to get a bit corny and cliche on you. When I saw that little guy squirming around on that screen, it was like a switch flipped inside me. I realized I already love him with all my heart, and I'll do absolutely anything for him. He's going to walk all over me, I know it.
Of course, because I'm a geek, thoughts of that sort were quickly followed by thoughts like, "Wow, this machine is really cool! The pictures are so much clearer than I expected. I wonder how it works. Is that a DVD burner built in? That's so neat!"
His name, by the way, is Griffin. Poppy's friend Justine suggested that name a while ago, and poppy and I both liked it right away. In fact, I like it more and more every time I think about it. Griffin will come in March, and he will roar like a lion!