Friday, May 25, 2012


Yesterday we had our FOURTH in-depth ultrasound at the Maternal Fetal Care unit of the Greensboro Women's Hospital. They now welcome us by name, know which time slots we like to schedule, and joke around  during our appointments.

Dragon is doing so well!! He was plenty active during the appointment, and we all joked that he was pushing the probe away from me.

 We got some comforting information on him, too: He is already in the head-down position and likely to stay there until birth, which means all the jabs I feel towards my ribs must be him trying to stand on his head and push me with his feet.

I know someone else who likes to do hand-stands...

Like father, like son :) 

We also learned that he weighs around 3.5 lbs right now- a major growth spurt since our last appointment! I feel like he is growing faster than my stomach can expand, so every movement he makes can be seen and felt by me. Ben teases me that every time I feel him move is like the first time: "Did you see that? Did you feel that? Put your hand here! He moved again!" But I just can't get used to it, and love it as if every time were the first time! 

Since seeing him again yesterday I am feeling particularly happy and close to him today, which reminded me of this clip from one of my favorite Disney movies, Mulan: 

"My ancestors sent me a little lizard to help me?" 
"Hey... Dragon... Dra-gon. I don't do that tongue thing."
"You're... um... "

"Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?" 
"Of course! I'm travel-sized for your convenience! If I was my real size your cow, here, would die of fright. Down, Bessie."

Mushu is probably my favorite Disney character ever. One of my favorite things is when Ben says to me, "That's better, much better. Let's go!" He sounds just like Mushu! I die every time. 

I had completely forgotten about the connection that he is a dragon, but now I just like him even more, and it makes me eager for the day when we can sit down as a family to laugh over this movie!

We have so much to look forward to! 

At least for now he is travel-sized for my convenience :) 


  1. Haha, I LOVE that movie and definitely the "dragon". I can't believe how fast your little one is growing!

  2. So I started thinking today that this Dragon thing is going a little far... I think you will have to incorporate it into his name somehow, because most of us will be calling him Dragon anyway. Maybe you should consider giving him a middle initial of D with no name to go with it?

  3. I suggested Draco after the dragon constellation, but apparently that's off the table because of some Harry Potter character.


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