Friday, September 22, 2006

Is that a baby?


Every parent knows that their tiny baby embryo at 7 weeks 5 days is without a doubt the most beautiful tiny baby embryo God has ever created. Little makes you more proud than to stare at those ultrasound pictures and watch the ultrasound video over and over again. You marvel at the miniature miracle you created and dream of the day you will hold him or her in your arms.

Siblings, however, have a very different reaction to the pictures of their "baby." Landon just stared during the ultrasound, not sure whether to laugh or cry at the little creature on the screen who makes very strange "ba-bump...ba-bump...ba-bump" sounds. It was a little freaky for him. I'm somewhat concerned about nightmares, actually.

Hayden looked at the ultrasound picture, looked at me, looked at the picture, looked at me, and said nervously, "That's the baby in Auntie Gina's tummy, right?"

"No, that's our baby," I said proudly.

"Oh, that's our baby?" sounding very disappointed. Staring at the picture for a few moments more he asked, "Are you sure that's a baby?"

Keaton, after viewing the video for a few minutes ran to the bottom of the stairs and yelled, "Sutton, Reagan, come see our otter!"

Sutton and Reagan, of course, said the baby was cute and sweet, yet they unsuccessfully disguised their transparent facial expressions that screamed, "Our baby looks really...odd." I sense their high hopes for future improvement.

2 comments:

Gina said...

Look at that baby girl...oops- I mean boy (sorry Jimmy)...he/she is absolutely beautiful!

Lisa said...

I'm betting it's a boy!!!