Sunday, November 11, 2007

No, We Still Don't Know

My alpha lobster, Rhedd (so named to match a childhood toy Scarlett), was acquired on our honeymoon, kicking off almost a decade's obsession with cute plush sealife. SwingDaddy asked how I knew that Rhedd was a boy lobster, requiring that I educate him in the way of plush creatures. "Easy! A girl would have long eyelashes or a hairbow!"

Well, these rules do not cross into biological life. We had our first ultrasound, and while we wouldn't expect visible eyelashes anyway, Swimmy was playing coy and didn't reveal the clear presence or absence of other key parts. Neither the technician nor doctor were willing to commit to "boy or girl," so we have a few more weeks before we need to start working on a name.

Not Rhett, not Scarlett, not Moses, and definitely not Madysynne.

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

"requiring that I educate him in the way of plush creatures. "Easy! A girl would have long eyelashes or a hairbow!""

Love this!!!! If only Swimmy had been so accommodating!

Can't wait for the name discussions--especially since you're not a "let's make something up and add a superfluous Y or three" kind of a family. That said, I really can't wait for Q's suggestions.

YF said...

ah shucks! well, we can wait, but i bet the news was a little harder for you... soon!

Mayberry said...

Breathing a sigh of relief over "Madysynne" here... Sorry Swimmy didn't cooperate this time!

Anonymous said...

Exciting to see real pictures of swimmy in swingdaddys blog. Can't wait to hear if swimmy needs to be changed to swimmie.
Davida & Tay

Jenny said...

Swimmy is a girl. I'm right about these things 54% of the time.

wayabetty said...

I'm hoping Swimmy is a girl. Every mother needs to have her girl!

kittenpie said...

My girl has totally picked up on the eyelash thing and informed me the other day that some toy or character was a boy because he didn't have eyelashes. Um, no, it's a girl.