We went to the doctor today for an ultrasound. Everything seems to be okay as far as I could tell – the picture on the screen was in black and white and all grainy. I guess they never heard of High Definition or even color TV there. All that expensive equipment there and we’re looking at our unborn baby on a 12 inch computer screen that I think belonged to a Commodore 64 from the 1980s. Because of the terrible picture quality, I couldn’t see much, but could make out a arm occasionally and maybe an ear. So our baby has that much going for it.
We also watched it lap up some amniotic fluid after a long session of wailing it’s arm up and down. I usually go for Gatorade after running or soccer, but you take what you can get I guess. But then again, I haven’t really crawled up in the fetal position and wailed my arm up and down in quite a while, so maybe if I did, I’d crave some of that amniotic fluid. We then had a discussion how babies urinate into the amniotic sac and drink it back up. Lovely. Fetal babies do some nasty shizzle up inside that belly.