Sugar and spice? Or Snips and Snails?

Sugar and spice? Or Snips and Snails?

22/Jan/2007

#Getting to know me#Good News#Pregnancy#The Flinger Family

The thing about the Internet, is that sometimes it can be a sour place with hate and darkness. At other times, like today, when all of you are clamoring to hear the news of our next baby, to share in the gender war, to be here with us when we hear great news, I think I fall in love with The Internet like it’s the first day we met and you are wearing the same suit you wore that one night we walked down by the pier and talked all night.

Good times. Good times.

I know you want to hear that CB is healthy. CB’s spinal chord looks great and baby’s heartbeat was strong and wonderful. CB was moving around so much that at one point the technician says, “Active little bugger. Just like the older one there, hu?” as she glances up at my toddler who hasn’t been able to stop talking since she walked in the room OR sit down in a chair without sliding off. She looks at me with sympathy and a knowing look. “I have two very active kids. They’re fun. But I went gray early.”

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LB kept saying how she wanted a baby sister. BABY SISTER! She watched the baby on the TV and asked every thirty seconds, “Baby sister?” We

had to wait

got to see all the healthy bits first before she tried for the between-the-legs shot.

When she tried, CB wouldn’t cooperate.

She tried again. CB wouldn’t budge.

She jiggled my belly and rolls of new baby fat rebounded against the ultrasound wand. Finally, CB lifted the legs just enough…

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And that*, ladies and gentlemen, are what little boys are made out of.

(*note to my son: This is the last time EVER that I will post a picture of your junk on the Internet. I promise.)

Comments

  1. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    I am so excited!!!!!

    I’ve hit refresh 10,000 times!!!

    It’s a boy!!!

    How is LB?  Is she ok with a brother or does she even “get it”?

    By Charla on 2007 01 22

  2. CONGRATS!!!!

    By Margaret on 2007 01 22

  3. Oh Congratulations!!  I’m glad CB is healthy and everything went well.  It’ll be frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails for both of us then!

    By LauraLou on 2007 01 22

  4. Oh Congratulations!!  I’m glad CB is healthy and everything went well.  It’ll be frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails for both of us then!

    By LauraLou on 2007 01 22

  5. Congrats! I’m so excited for you guys!!!

    By Ali on 2007 01 22

  6. Tanks, LauraLou and Margaret!

    Charla, she has no idea. We said, “is a baby brother ok?” and she says, “OK!”

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2007 01 22

  7. Congratulations!  That’s the cutest junk I’ve ever seen!  wink

    By some girl on 2007 01 22

  8. Wonderful news! Congratulations. Boys are fun. I married one.

    By Colleen on 2007 01 22

  9. Looks like you got your penis after all hahaha!  Congrats!!!

    By Laura on 2007 01 22

  10. congratulations!

    By christine on 2007 01 22

  11. YAY for tiny little penises!  Well, YAY for ONE little tiny penis.  If he has more than one, that would be really odd.  But at least you could make money off them!

    Oh wait.  That would be wrong. 

    AND you’d have to violate your promise.

    Should I just say “Happy Penis!” and move on?

    By Elaine on 2007 01 22

  12. WOOHOO! Now you have a nice rounded family just like you wanted!!

    I have the cutest outfits for a little boy that I have nothing to do with (bought them for gifts but didn’t work out, I have girls too but no one to send those to, unless Erin has a GIRL!) So I will send them to you later.

    I hope that your boys are as nice and grounded like mine smile

    By Nicole on 2007 01 22

  13. Wonderful news.  The (first) profile picture is amazing.  You really get a sense of what he might look like.  Congratulations!

    By Christa on 2007 01 22

  14. Congratulations!! I knew it!  Now you get your fifty bucks.  Don’t spend it all in one place.

    By Cheryl on 2007 01 22

  15. Congratulations, You got your little baby boy! I was gonna comment on how sweet his little profile was too! YAY!!! XOXOXO

    By kelli on 2007 01 22

  16. Congrats girly!

    This is the last time EVER that I will post a picture of your junk on the Internet.

    Mwaa haa haaa haa haa. wink

    Hey I bet he will keep LB on her toes!

    By Jamie on 2007 01 22

  17. Christa, I actually plan on posting several comparison shots of CB and LB and I’m wondering if he has her nose already.

    Here’s to more family Christmases of “oh, he looks JUST LIKE MISTER FLINGER.”

    damnit!

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2007 01 22

  18. Congrats!  I’ll save the cute lil’ boy outfit you got my son for your son! smile

    By AmyM on 2007 01 22

  19. Congrats!!! Boys are so fun! I’m expecting to see the noodle myself next Monday at my u/s. I just know I’m destined to only have boys. Which is ok. The second one just has to wear the dresses and hairclippies.

    Congrats again! A healthy baby is the best news of all.

    By Susie on 2007 01 22

  20. Oh Wow!  Congrats on your SON!!!

    By Marjorie on 2007 01 22