Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Hey everyone. We just got back from the clinic where we had an ultrasound. The way the tech said it was, "It looks like your baby has outdoor plumbing." I wondered how often she used that joke. I remember my heart was pounding as I held Melinda's arm as she giggled from the cold and tickly feeling of the ultrasound gel. We were both entranced by the image of the monitor as we saw our child for the first time. Everything is normal except for his head, which is bigger than average. I suppose it is a normal Taylor head.

We got pictures of our baby's face (which I think looks strangely reminiscent of an extra-terrestrial skull from Indiana Jones 4) and also it's foot and what looks like baby sucking his thumb. Melinda and I couldn't stop smiling during the whole ordeal. We are both looking forward to being parents; even the sleepless nights and diaper changes and bottle feedings and reading stories and cleaning the house every day and all of the things people commiserate over about babies. I can't wait to be a dad.

Here's a picture of his "outdoor plumbing"

Here's his foot

Here's his face. (Doesn't anyone else agree with me? Who's seen the movie?)

Here's a picture of our baby sucking his thumb. Isn't he adorable?


Megan said...

Hello, sweet precious nephew! This is your aunt Megan, who wants you to know she loves you AND that your daddy's full of crap--you are one handsome little man. No alien resemblance whatsoever! But, yes, sweetheart, you do have a big, beautiful Taylor head. So does your cousin Camryn. That just means you're extra smart. We love you, little one!

Lydia said...

Yay! I am so excited!

Megan said...

By the way, EVERY baby has a big head!!! They're SUPPOSED to. A newborn's head is about one-fourth of its entire body length. So don't stress too much--your baby looks just fine. Camryn herself has a big noggin--I call her "Bobble-Head Baby." (She even wiggles like a bobble-head!) But while her head looks cute in the front, in the BACK it looks kind of sideways-oval shaped, like Stewie from "Family Guy." (Is a mother even supposed to notice this?!) Let's hope she gets some hair STAT!

Becky said...

Congratulations! I knew it was going to be a boy!

Katie and Ken Baldwin said...

That is so amazing! Isn't it wonderful how much we can already see of him, and he's not even all the way here yet? Congratulations!