This week Crystal and I went to the doctor's office for a so-called "targeted ultrasound," which offers more than simply the two-dimensional view of the baby. The ultrasound tech doing the pictures was very helpful and friendly, and she got us some good pictures of the left side of Chicklet's face. The left side was the only one available, because the little girl apparently loves to use the placenta as her pillow. You can see her snuggled up to it in the pictures below.
(On a side note, Crystal asked last night how we should refer to the placenta. Is it Crystal's placenta or the baby's placenta? I offered to claim it, but Crystal sternly told me that I wasn't really involved. Debate amongst yourselves, readers, and let us know!)
The tech told us Chicklet weighed 1 pound 7 ounces and that she likes to hang out upside down for some reason. She is also really wiggly from about 8:45 p.m to 9:15 p.m. each day, which causes Crystal consternation, and causes me amusement.
According to the little widget Crystal put on the lower righthand side of the blog, Chicklet is at 23 weeks right now, with about 17 to go. Our due date, per the targeted ultarsound, is from June 18 to June 26.
If she comes a couple days earlier, say June 15, I would be happy because actually seeing my kid would be the best Father's Day present ever. I'd even let it slide if Crystal didn't get me anything because she was in the hospital!