I think Rasheed Wallace is a funny and wise man, so when he popularized “Ball don’t lie” phrase, I carried it over to other parts of my life, most recently to “The (pregnancy test) stick don’t lie”. But it is hard to believe that a positive pee stick means you’re on your way to us. “Seeing is believing” still trumps all, so when your mother got her ultrasound this past week and we saw the black and white version of you, well, that’s when I really thought, “Oh f**k, this is really happening.”
I didn’t really know what to expect for your mother’s ultrasound (why’s it called “ultrasound” anyway instead of megasound or supersound?) except for what I had seen in the movies: the doc smears some clear gel on female’s stomach, rubs a device back and forth on said stomach, everyone sees an ultrasound image, male squeezes female’s hand, then fights back tears while murmuring “Oh my god, is that him/her/it? How precious….” Well, the movies more or less got it all right.
I’ve never been a fan of black and white movies. I like hi-res, I like 1080p, I like Apple Retina screens, but seeing you in all your black and white pixelated glory was an image I didn’t want any other way. It all felt just right – a colored, hi-res version would’ve actually made you out to look like an alien, which is much less endearing. But in all seriousness, the amount of detail you can see these days from an ultrasound is amazing. You can even see which direction blood is pumping!
There you were, chilling on your back, occasionally pulling off a single-barrel roll (I know you’ll eventually show off that double-barrel roll I know you can do), and oblivious to us spying on you (get used to it!). Apparently there is only one artery and one vein in the umbilical cord attached to you (as opposed to two arteries and one vein), so if you end up being smaller than you’d like, that’s a possible reason. But I get the sense your body is very efficient like your old man’s :) Aside from that it looks like all is well with you.
See you again in a couple of months!