Monday, October 26, 2009

It's (Definitely) A Girl!

As mentioned in a previous post, we were told that I was pregnant with a girl. However, the ultrasound technician who had made that call had done so very early in my pregnancy (at 11 weeks and 2 days to be precise), we always had a certain degree of skepticism. Well, now we are skeptics no more - a few weeks ago at my structure check (AKA the 20-week ultrasound), both the technician and the OB confirmed that I was, indeed, pregnant with little girl.

Up until that point, whenever I'd asked the Boo who was in my belly, he'd say "baby." Cute, but vague. We wasted no time in teaching him how to say that it wasn't just any baby, but a baby sister that was in there.

You may have noticed that what came out of his mouth didn't sound anything like "baby sister." That's because what he said was "mei mei," which means "little sister" in Chinese. "Mei mei" also has half the number of syllables, making it 50% easier to say than "little sister." In any case, Benjamin seemed very happy to hear this news. A baby brother might try to steal his toy trains or beat up on him. A baby sister, on the other hand, might bring a different crop of new and exciting toys into the mix, not to mention some cute friends!

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