Monday, 26 October 2009

Snot and a wave

The saga rumbles on.

Slowly and unsurely the baby’s room is taking some shape. That makes it sounds far more intricate than it really is, the reality being that it just needs some bloody painting.

So Saturday morning that’s what I did, or attempted to do at least. By the time lunchtime had come around I had managed to scald myself on the radiator and roll paint onto the blinds.

Neither of which I particularly advise or encourage, but I’m going to put those mishaps in the battle scar category.

One more coat and the kid will have its own room decorated in a colour that can only be described as along the lines of something you’d find in a used tissue. Paint companies find ‘sea green’ a preferable term to ‘snot’ though.

That afternoon we went for a 3D/4D ultrasound. Getting to have another gawk at the kidlet is enough to put a smile on anyone’s paint spattered face.

The technology is simply fantastic. The views and insights into what the child is up to in its own little bedwomb world are amazing.

We saw clear images of full cheeks, lips, nose, eyes and ears. We were able to see the child leaning into the placenta on one side like a pillow. We watched it put one hand into its mouth and play with its ear with the other. Sucking, kicking, and stretching for us while we peeked in on it.

More than once the baby spread its bizarrely long fingers open wide, raised its hands, and gave us the biggest wave from inside its own hidden little world.

I’ll probably be able to stop looking at these sometime soon.

Maybe.



47 comments:

Dan said...

wow

~Tanya~ said...

Stunning. Just stunning.

I never got any of these with Emily because she wouldn't keep still enough. The sonographers didn't want to waste the machine on shots of her back!

River said...

Snot green? You went with snot green??? Hmmm.

Those pictures are amazing. Baby looks so happy in there. Like s/he already knows how welcome s/he is.

Veronica said...

That is so cool. S/he's a pretty little thing.

frogpondsrock said...

That is one good looking baby in there.S/he must get it from his/her mother. ;)

Mwa said...

Snot green... "interesting" choice.

michelle said...

In 15 years you'll come across that sonogram and still marvel at it.

Baby has a very cute face.

Making Babies said...

The child is just perfect!!! :)

Ed said...

Yeah, I doubt you'll grow tired of looking at them. Kind of surreal, ain't it?

Jane G said...

Amazing pictures :o)

Nicki said...

Awww what awesome pics you got there, enough to make anyone broody!

Tara R. said...

That is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing these incredible images of Little Fritz.

Ms. Moon said...

Baby, baby, baby, baby.
Do you believe it yet?

Russ said...

Snot green is a good color for baby rooms. It will help hide cast off from the diapers.

I would say that your kid is cute, but the pics look like melting wax. Mine did too.

AnnD said...

Awww! I love them! Lil' Fitz!

It is an amazing technology, ultrasound in general but the 4D's are indescribable.

I still have Emma's 25 week 4D in a frame in my room (even in spite of the fact that the little wooden thing that props it up has long been broken) and I always look at it because it's her! Even at almost 3 years old, it's her!

That's your baby!

P.S. We also have a green room for Emma and Baby Boo.

Daniel said...

sea green is a BOY color, you can't fool me....river has guessed it is a boy...so has veronica, she dosen't fool around comes right out and says it...russ definetely has it figured out,,,, you can tell by the look in his eyes

Daniel said...

oh damned damn dam...that is daniel's handle, muy loverely boy and not david h barlow frome ephraim...the putz...love the putz

Middle Aged Woman said...

Not sharing shots of the equipment, then? Although I think these kind of shots are a little creepy looking, they are still amazing.

Jenni said...

Very cute images. Clearly the kidlet takes after ET.

And Sea Green is the color of bridesmaid's dresses. I still say girl.

Kim said...

Beautiful...just beautiful. So beautiful that I can't bring myself to rib you about the "snot green" paint choice.

OHmommy said...

It's amazing isn't it. I still look back at our ultrasounds and my youngest is nearly 3.

Enjoy.

Mary said...

We just finished our own snot green nursery as well. I'm a big fan.

Alexicographer said...

What beautiful pictures.

People in the Sun said...

Man... I really wanted to make a funny comment, but I'm too happy for you to be cynical.

Ginny said...

Dude, I don't really know how to break it to you, but I think your kid's a.....mime. He/she/it is TOTALLY doing "Trapped in a Glass Box" in the third picture.

James (SeattleDad) said...

That is just all kinds of awesome X.

Fitz is waving right at me too. Perfect.

mybumpyjourney said...

I can't get over the wonder of 3D ultrasounds. Wonderful! I am glad things are going well, and good luck with the painting. BLECH! I hate it. I dropped a WHOLE BUCKET on my head on moving day b/c I didnt' get the top back on well-my new neighbors heard me curse. It wasn't pretty. I hope the rest of your painting is uneventful! :)

nutsinmay said...

Beautiful child. Splendid elegant hands. You lucky, lucky, lucky man. Luckily, you know you're a lucky man.

Mick said...

fantastic pics XboX!! The kidlet's gonna be a stunner :-)

Bet you can't wait!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful u/s pics.

Myst_72 said...

Gorgeous :)

G
xx

Poppy said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww....and you still aren't going to reveal the gender?

poo

IrishNYC said...

Hello bebe!

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

No words except for BEAUTIFUL. That little mouth is so sweet.

Please please please tell us if little Fitz is a boy or a girl. I must know. I'm going mental over here!!

:)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Dan - My thoughts exactly!

@Tanya - Yep!

@River - already spoiled

@Veronica - dunno if HE would like to be called pretty...

@frogpondsrock -Behave.

@Mwa - Yes, thats the important part of the entry...

@michelle -Of course it does! like me ;-)

@Making Babies - Still a shortarse though...

@Ed - incredibly surreal

@Jane G - they really are

@Nicki - heh, thats dangerous talk!

@Tara R. - F I T Z...

@Ms. Moon - less so than ever!

@Russ - melted wax! dude...

@AnnD - green is good!

@Daniel - Ah putz.. a boy eh? time will tell.

@Middle Aged Woman - You want to see my childs genitals and you have the cheek to call the pictures creepy?

@Jenni - bridemaids dresses in snot colour? nice.

@Kim - Hmmmmph...

@OHmommy - Back when they were quiet eh?

@Mary - see! brilliant choice.

@Alexicographer - I think so!

@People in the Sun - melted your black heart eh?

@Ginny - its got to learn a trade and make me some money.

@James (SeattleDad) - pretty cool eh?

@mybumpyjourney - One coat to go!

@nutsinmay - The only worry I have with continuing to write here is that people might think I don't realise how lucky I am.
I do, very very much so.
Thanks.

@Mick - Taking after papa of course....

@Sarah - they are, thanks.

@Myst_72 - :-)

@Poppy - hhhmmmmmmm.....nope! ;-)

@IrishNYC - hahaha

@Hilary (Maya Papaya) - ok I will tell you if its a boy or a girl.
Yes, it is.

WeaselMomma said...

It's amazing, that you are growing a very little person in there.

bsouth said...

I want one. Not a snot green nursery (we chose bile yellow), a baby. Those pictures are fabulous. In fact, I want another baby just so I can have some 4D scans. So lovely.

Sigh.

I won't have another one, of course. So now I'll have to cyberstalk yours (when I'm not plotting how to kidnap little sister's).

iamstacey said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Danielle said...

BEAUTIFUL! Must all be ET's genes :-p

Anonymous said...

OMG absolutely adorable! "HE" is so bloody cute. I wonder who the Father is?
Deno
XXX

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@WeaselMomma - I'm not growing anything! she is!

@bsouth - never say never?

@iamstacey - Thanks ;-)

@Danielle - behave!

@Deno - 'He' eh? interesting.

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

Wow.... those U/S pics are weird. I've never seen 3d/4d before.

Anyway, it sounds like you picked a color similar to the one we picked for our son's room. I wish I could remember the actual color "Name" of it, but it certainly looks snotty.

momma said...

I loved our 3d u/s, it actually made me believe there was a real person in there and now I knew what he would look like! It's amazing...you will catch yourself checking those pics for a very long time! I framed one and put it on my desk at work, people thought I was crazy but I was so proud of my very first "real" looking baby pic! Did you get a video too? We did and sometimes I watch it just to remember what it was like to hold that baby so close to my heart! Glad to hear everything is going so well....waiting on the next post!

Dondi Tiples said...

!!!!!

A Free Man said...

The 4D images are awesome, aren't they? We had them with Boy 2. I pissed off the ultrasound technician by being a pedant. Really, what is the fourth dimension? She didn't take it well and was stingy with the photos.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Joe - They are creepy if the kid's not yours I'm sure!

@Momma - Yeah we have a video and a whole suite of pictures. They are great.

@A free man - Basically the 4th 'D' is the fact the images move, which is not correct technially. You dont go see Toy Story in 4D?

But they are amazing, they have changed my feeling about all thats going on now.

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Those are so amazing, my friend. Not long to go now but still long enough.