Sunday, May 31, 2009

Little Tam's Prank


The first image is our ultrasound from this past Thursday. The second image is our interpretation of this first profile shot, complete with rotating and labeling for those who are ultrasound-viewing challenged. These shots were taken at about 19 weeks, which means we got to find out the sex of the baby.

Daddy had daughter dreams in the nighttime before this pregnancy even began; Mommy had pink premonitions and feelings in her heart lately; and friends even preemptively doled out a few flowery, feminine goodies for the little girl we figured we were having. Furthermore, Little Tam apparently talked to Daddy during our April doctor's appointment a month or so back: "While the doctor listened to the heartbeat, I was listening to Little talking, and she said, 'I'm a girl'." reports Daddy, shrugging.


Well, it seems that Daddy and baby have a special bond of affection between them...because Little was playing a loving trick on him that day of their conversation. A good natured joke. A hilarious bit of April foolery, though the punchline came during the month of May. But we won't point out the timing error to our ambitious, pranking Little Tam. Turns out Little is no girl. Rather, HE is a bold little boy who made us laugh with surprise to find our gender assumptions had been wrong. "Are you sure?" Jerry asked the ultrasound tech.


"Well, as sure as ultrasounds can be, though we can double-check gender in a few weeks when we have to try again to get a look at baby's lips."



Little was covering his mouth most of the time with his hands in a classic gesture of sneaky giggling. So we couldn't examine those smiling lips close enough to make sure there is no cleft lip. We also may have a change of due date, as it seems the baby is quite large for gestational age. In other interesting tidbits from the ultrasound session, our baby looks like a zombie from the frontal view. Those who are familiar with ultrasound images at this stage will realize it is normal for the fetus to don this appearance, due to lack of facial fat. And yes, we were daring enough to post the zombie image because HEY, if Little wants to laugh, might as well laugh at his own crazy face.
Oh, wow. Cannot believe we are having a BOY. We still feel thrilled of course, regardless of gender, but we had the girl name picked, and now we are starting from scratch again. Ideas for boy names, anybody? Or maybe we should give him a girl name, just to make his little joke backfire.

13 comments:

Darlene said...

I think you should call him Little Tam forever! hehehe. Congrats :)

Trina said...

Wow what a prank :) I'm excited for you guys. Boys are fun. Girls are fun too, definitely different.

Valerie said...

I think he's downright pretty cute!

littlefamilyJLD said...

HOORAY! A little boy is on the way!
We're so happy for you guys!
Maybe the baby wasn't joking around when he talked to Jerry. Maybe Jerry just needs to brush up on his prenatal communication linguistic skills. :)

Cami said...

I agree with Darlene. You should name him Little. Well, at least a nickname.

Mandi said...

However... I had a friend that was sure it was a girl even after ultrasound and the poor BOY had to go home in purple! So you never know... and I wish we could make it to the rodeo, we can only do so many trips like that in one summer! Have a good time and take lots of pictures!

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Congrats! What great news - a little boy! A Jerry Jr.! We are thrilled for you!

The Walkers said...

Congrats courtney! That's so awesome! Yay for boys! By the way I happend upon your blog through somebody elses in the ward

Nora and Michael said...

I didnt know you were having a baby! And a boy?! Yeah! When are you due? You, me and Becky are like pregnant triplets or something. Yeah!

The McDonald's said...

Congrats on a baby boy. Boys are so fun you're going to love it

olivia jarrett said...

Hehehehe!!!!! I'm so glad you were wrong...I always feel like I'm the only one...I've been wrong on 5 for 5 now! Congrats...he'll be a beautiful boy! And congrats on the move! I was hoping for Ohio though!

Morgan said...

What a GREAT profile shot!!! He is so cute already! For names, I recommend a book called "The Baby Name Wizard" which is just about the most user friendly of all name books. It categorizes them for you so if you find a name you like, you get a list of names that have a similar feel to them. I love it! And it was pretty cheap from amazon.com. I'd let you borrow it if you weren't moving to MASSACHUSETTS! When are you moving? I guess I could still let you borrow it--as long as you don't take it across the country with you! :0)

Jonathan B said...

Congratulations!!