While Debi’s family was down here for Thanksgiving, they took to calling the baby “Dariposa” (nod to Shalynn for the name) which is a combination of the two names we have chosen: Darwin for a boy, Mariposa for a girl (though Debi is still insisting that she isn’t sold on the names). So, until we get confirmation of the baby’s sex (another 6 weeks or so), it’s Dariposa.
Debi has had two ultrasounds at this point. The first was on October 31st, the second was on November 24th. I missed the first one by about 10 minutes (it was between my classes and I was hurrying to get there, but they called her in before I could). The second ultrasound was awesome. I used to be the first to say that ultrasounds were completely unintelligible – I could never see what people were claiming they could see in them. Apparently the technology has improved substantially (or now that it’s my child I can see what’s supposed to be there). It may also have helped that I could see the ultrasound live and Dariposa was jumping like a well-rehearsed ballet soloist (those legs were seriously pumping). Debi’s often sick to her stomach, which I attribute to Dariposa using it as a trampoline. Anyway, here are the first photos.