When we went for our monthly sonogram yesterday, they said it was too soon to tell. It's a shame, because last time they told us they'd tell us this time. Doh. How can we know whether we'll love our children?
(You must know I'm kidding).
As usual, Baby A gave us some trouble in the photography department. Like during the last ultrasound, when it refused to show us its neck so we could have it measured for abnormalities, this time it eschewed the camera's lense again. It turned its back on us and when we begged, finally turned right to stare us in the face with its skeletal little stare. That little kid is a handful.
We love Baby A.
We also love Baby B. Baby B, it should be noted, is very cooperative and poses like a champ. See its sweet little profile?
Fetal development is fun. The babies are starting to look like babies, even though they weigh only 4 and 5 ounces each. Their bodies, from head to rump, are about six inches long, and their heads are about 3 cm in diameter.
I think they are about the size of baby talapoin monkeys, the monkeys in the New Orleans Zoo that struck me as genetic mixtures of squirrels and humans. When I pointed them out to my great aunt Dotty and asked if she thought they looked human, she said, "Not anybody I know." Apparently her social circle is limited.
Me, my social circle is open and looking to grow. I can't wait to meet these little humanoids. Five and a half months and counting...