Once we got into exam room and my belly was all gummed up, we got to see the little man in action. He was all over the place – throwing ‘bows and playing peek-a-boo (or hiding his face from the pokes and prods of the radiologist.) We were able to confirm 1) his gender and, 2) that he currently looks like He-Man’s arch nemesis, Skeletor. Soon enough those cheeks will be all pudge, but the ultrasounds really zoom in on anatomy (i.e., liver – check, heart – check, fingers- check) — thus we see a lot of bones and such.
In other news, last week I was certain we were in May. This translated to a total freak-out on Mr. Swirley with a “stress list” to boot. The list included: painting the nursery, cleaning the oven (what? don’t worry – it’s done) and eating more vegetables. After we worked on our registries (with help from the GM), he patiently emptied out the office-now nursery, agreed to put furniture up for sale on Craigslist, and painted the nursery. He then informed me that we are in the first week of April. I gained a month and he gained a few more weeks of sanity (or as close to it as we are going to come.) It was pretty awesome.
Pictured below is the evolution of the room. And yes, I did pick out that ridiculous green on a late night trip to Home Depot. We opted for a softer hue, but used the “Japanese Fern” green on baby’s dresser/changing table. It’s fairly badass.