Thursday, July 26, 2007

Level 2 Ultrasound: Flipper Revelation

Flipper is...a...BOY!

(The sono tech said this was his "gender." Actually, "sex" means that he has XY chromosomes, while "gender" is a construction of society. Personally, I think that some people mistakenly think that "gender" is a more correct term because it sounds fancier. Or, my lovely wife suggests, because they're afraid to say "sex.")

He also appears to be healthy.

And his ears stick out. (Co says these are the cursed ears from her family -- her dad and her brother had/have them too -- but I think it's adorable.)

The doctor used the word "big" to describe his boy-part. Should Mama be proud? Co wants me to erase that line, but our compromise is that I'm revealing myself as the tackiest member of our partnership (hello, I think you all knew that).

We also found out a few days ago that Co's friend, CF, who shares her due date, is also having a boy.

Winner of the sex-guessing pool TBA. (I still want to blog more about our vacation, too.)

16 comments:

vee said...

Cool! A boy with big bits! (Now who's being tacky!?) Seriously, very glad everything is looking good.

Trista said...

congratulations! That's very exciting.

Of course, I'd say the same thing if it were biologically female, too, but it's the excitment that counts, right!

calliope said...

wooo hoooo!
so glad that he is healthy and doing well. & I love that you can already see his ears!
congrats on having a son!

(I knew it!!)
xo

Carey & Steph said...

Seems to be lots of boys lately!! Congrats to you both!!

And uhm... I'm rather impressed by our boy's 'boy parts' too!! LOL Quite impressive!!

art-sweet said...

Well, if we're going to start comparing boy parts... never mind, never mind, never mind.

I will start saving hand-me-downs for you! Congrats!

maeby said...

Woo-hoo!! A son. A SON! How freaking exciting! Glad to hear that he's looking healthy & has adorable sticky-outy ears!

Emory Student Midwife said...

Congrats on the baby boy. Kudos to you for also knowing the difference between sex & gender (although your ultrasound tech didn't!)

PS Love the blog. :)

Melissa said...

Yay!!! A baby boy, how fun. CONGRATS.

*G* said...

Hooray for finding out what's inside is a healthy baby boy!

FWIW, I agree 100% with both your assessments of why people say gender vs sex. It always bugs me when people switch the two words to sound a little more fancy.

Looking forward to hearing more details!

bri said...

Very exciting! I am also glad to have another baby to pass things on to. Not that I wouldn't have passed EK's things on to a girl. Anyway, it's exciting to know, huh?

Melody said...

A son!! Congratulations! And thanks for sharing this news.

marci said...

Cool! Glad he's looking healthy as well! :)

CD & SP said...

congrats, boy baby and co and lo =) i hope all these boys born to lesbian mommies are going to go out and change the male paradigm in this world!

nycphoenix said...

A boy! How wonderful!

Mermaidgrrrl said...

At first I though I'd wanted a girl, but now that I have a boy I feel totally blessed to have a male member in our household. I bet Flipper will be a total heart breaker too!

Adriana Velez said...

Yeah, boys are fun! He's a lucky kid - you're going to make fantastic parents.