Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This One's Goin on the Fridge!

Not to give ebay free advertising or anything, but if you're missing 3rd grade...you don't have to any longer! I got this amazing award in the email today. The last time I got a yellow star award, I was 10 and had just finished the much anticipated sequel to my timeless adventure story, "The Adventures of Zoomaburbamixeliphus. A Story." (He went by Zoom for short). May I never go another 17 years without receiving a yellow star award.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Further Evidence Jaime has a Parasite

As mentioned, Wednesday we had our second ultrasound to confirm the baby is a girl, and here is the evidence. For this ultrasound we took a VHS tape along to record the whole thing. Then we converted that into a DVD. I would post parts of it, but I'm not computer savvy enough to know how to make web videos out of DVD files. I was able to capture a bunch of screen shots to post on here though. The key to seeing something in these pictures is to first tell yourself what you want to see in it (like a leg, kidney, a pair of small scissors, Rhode Island, your future, etc). The next step is to take about 6 steps away from your computer screen. And finally squint and hold your breath until you get dizzy. You'll see what you're looking for or what I tell you you should see! So, let me walk you through the ultrasound...

The first thing you'll see on your left is a leg. Technically babies have two of these, but we only examined one and assumed the other was similar. It's a rather boring picture, but if you click on the picture and enlarge it, you'll see the measurement, she has the legs of a baby a week older. On your right is a picture of the babies stomach. The doctor claims that little dark spot is the belly button. We don't believe him:

Moving on, we examined the head size. If you enlarge the image on the left, you will see that, like the legs, the baby has a head the size of a baby a week older. Jaime wasn't excited to hear that, so the doctor remeasured and the image on the left shows the baby has a normal sized head. For Jaime's sake, we'll take the smaller head:

That brings us to the face. Apparently there is a face in this picture. The doctor tried to point it out to us. I definitely see a face here, but it didn't seem to correspond with what the doctor was showing us. I see a face on the right and little hands on the left. Anyone else? Jaime and I think the hands look like she is praying (probably for different parents as Jaime put it). If you can see that, then you're just as crazy as us:

Finally, we know the baby has a spine. We've seen it. On the left is what looks to me to be the spine, neck and head. Although, I also see a sinister looking frog eating the bones of a fish. So, I'm gonna go ahead and say I'm wrong. On the right, however, is definitely the spine and probably ribs:

And as you can see from these charts, the baby is growing just fine. That's basically what the doctor told us. He didn't really bother to explain them. I've examined these charts and parts of them still don't make sense to me. But we'll take his word for it:

I guess none of this is evidence that she is a girl, but still, the doctor was certain this time!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

100% Hamburger

We had our second ultrasound today and our little hermaphrodite is finally all girl! The doctor pointed out to us, "It's all hamburger...definitely no hot dog."

It's a big relief since we've been given a lot of girl stuff to dress her in!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dinner at the Alleys

In case you missed out on our dinner tonight, here are some of the things that were heard at our table. Go ahead and try to guess who said what:

"I think in another life you were a black girl."

"That milk jug is very outspoken."

"Good. Then I could bite people in half with my jaws."

"I said my name is Tarqueesha. Somethin somethin somethin."


There was also just a lot of silence as we inhaled our food. I love you Papa Murphy's! And it was a trick...Jaime said all these things. She so craaaazy.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Jaime has decreed there will be no more running in her womb. You've all been informed.

Now that that is out of the way, here's a nice picture of Jaime for those of you who have asked to see what she looks like nowadays from the side.

Who do you think is farther along?