Jan 29, 2007

Now I'm not dumb but I can't understand

Amber asks: She or He?????

Analyze the following image for the answer. Hint: even though it is as clear as day (not), I will tell you that you are looking at a fetus. Also, there is a small arrow drawn in for you by the ultrasound tech; this may indicate the presence of something notable in the field of view. Other than that, you have nothing but your own personal powers of deduction to guide you. Good luck, friends.

P.S. I am also including one of my favorite David Shrigleys for your amusement -- seemed appropriate to the topic. This is entitled, "Foetus Argues Moot Point with Itself in the Womb."


Blogger AEW opined...

Your ultrasound tech is too restrained. Ours included a series of excited comments next to each arrow: chambers of the heart!! kidneys!! stomach!! and IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can only guess, judging from the shape next to your arrow, that IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!

(Of course, given the clarity of ultrasounds, that little shape could actually be the stomach!! for all I know...)

1:22 AM  
Blogger hilsbells opined...

Dubin. You like totally have a little mini penis growing in there. Doesn't that boggle your mind?

10:36 AM  
Blogger capella opined...

Now you can give him a name! (Or you can wait until he's born and decide what he looks like. You could at least give him a pre-birth name, something really awful like "Myron", to be discarded when he arrives.)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Dubin opined...

Actually, these comments are funny because:

1. Hil, that is EXACTLY WHAT i SAID TO TJ last night. I was walking down the stairs and he was playing Street Fighter II, and I said, "TJ -- at this very moment as you are playing Street Fighter II and I am walking down the stairs, there is a tiny penis right in the middle of my body."

And he said, "WHOA."

2. Capella, my friend Courtney at work decided to refer to him as "Dean Green." So his fetal nickname is Dean Green. It took a while, after telling my mom about it, to convince her that WE ARE NOT GOING TO NAME HIM DEAN, it's a joke.

11:37 AM  
Blogger AEW opined...

I just remembered! Josh says your stairs are TOO STEEP for the tiny penis. Be careful with Dean Green.

And hey, happy birthday. I think this year will be more video games than the last.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Spungen opined...

Well, that stickie-outie thing, viewed in isolation, totally looks like a penis. Although what it's connected to is entirely unclear to me.

My ultrasound didn't have a recognizable penis. There were some blurs and blobs, and an arrow pointed to a general area of mass and said "BOY." They were right though.

I always wondered if they really knew, or if they just pretended to because I'd already had amniocentesis and we knew for sure it was a boy.

Did they give you a vaginal ultrasound early on? Those are so much clearer, I don't know why they don't keep doing it that way throughout.

6:41 PM  
Blogger AEW opined...

Our tech claimed to know E was a girl at 14 weeks, a full six weeks before our anatomical ultrasound. She was right, though. She claimed that the bone development was recognizably male or female at 11 or 12 weeks. Which made me wonder about all the people who think, based on ultrasound, that they're having one gender, only to give birth to the other. Is there really such a wide disparity in technician training?

All my vaginal ultrasounds were way clearer. E looked like a little gummy bear in those.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda opined...

Shit. Happy Birthday.

Somehow I managed to space that while you were in Brooklyn.

Also, I am utterly confused about how you are supposted to tell anything from that ultrasound. At least the first one sort of seems like a person head.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Amanda opined...

also, I told you that Kiffy is in the family way, too?


10:46 PM  

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