Since I had so much fun writing you this last letter, I decided it's time to pen you another one so you'd know how much
trouble fun you are in utero.
This past week when you turned 26 weeks and 2 days in my belly, we took you in for your first intra-belly portrait session.
To be quite honest, we weren't really sure we want to see your face before you're born (some surprises in life are good), but I really can't stand not knowing if you're a girl or a boy(!), thanks to your ultra-modesty keeping your legs crossed the entire time during our last ultrasound.
So, having that in mind, I made sure I filled my belly with all those food that I know will make you break out your funky dance moves- a huge plate of Indian curry, lots (LOTS!) of chocolate, and a large glass of mango juice to top it off.
But no... you stubborn little girl, you obviously have your own mind, or you really are that camera-shy, coz this is what we got for the first 10 minutes on the 3D ultrasound:
Oh wait... one, two, three, four... is that four toes?! *gasp* But the very sweet ultrasound camerawoman reassured us that you have 5 perfect little toes and even a nice and high arch (whew! So you didn't inherit mommy's horrible flat feet). But regardless, 4-toed, 5-toed (or even 6-), we'll love you all the same, even though it might present some shoe-shopping challenges...
But one thing we're sure at this point- you're a GIRRRLLLLL!!! Yay!!
We're so happy and relieved, well, relieved mostly coz we just swept up a bunch of bargain baby girl stuff at a closing sale last weekend (a bit premature, I admit, but you can't beat a good bargain in the midst of a recession. You'll soon learn, baby).
Anyway, I think the curry and chocolate and all the jostling and turning around I did eventually took effect, you finally showed us your little face:
OK, maybe I'm biased, but I do think you look like me when I was a baby with that super duper prominent nose:
And I think we might have even woke you up... Yawwwwn...
And there, you opened your eyes! You look a bit dazed though... OK, we'll leave you alone then, now go back to sleep.
Wow, this is all a bit surreal, isn't it? To think that some day you'll see this and know what you looked like before you were born, it is actually quite neat.
Your uncle and aunties and cousins and friends can enter in what they think your birthday, height, weight, etc is, and mommy will award the one with the best guesses a nice little gift from her favorite store, Paper Elixir, hee hee :)
Can't wait to finally see you in another 14 weeks!