Why is pink for girls and blue for boys…

December 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm 11 comments

17 Weeks 0 Days

There were some intense and amazing moments on Saturday that I am only now beginning to wrap my head around.

Seeing M was fantastic. She is absolutely radiant (and should start taking some bump pictures as she is developing what I can only call a gorgeous bump). Ye know the pregnant woman who is just belly and no flubber anywhere else – well that is M – she’s one of those gorgeous knocked up chicks.

I digress.

When the ultra sound tech first switched to 3d, I could not see or understand anything. And I felt really awkward for a few minutes, the tech kept saying “oh she’s putting her hand in front of her face” (this is baby A: aka Giraffe the one that Mr. and I always said was a girl) and I kept thinking I can’t see, I am her mom and I can’t see, why can’t I see.

And then suddenly – I saw:

 See her hand is on top of her head in a very Mr. Duck kinda way. In the 4d image we kept seeing her little hand waving at us, and waving over her head. It was beyond adorable.

Then the tech went to examine baby B.

Baby B was nestled into his placenta and did not want to show either his face or his bits. We could actually see his little hands kept going between his legs in an attempt to mask anything. The tech told us that she would not tell us the gender unless she was sure, so said nothing for the first 20 minutes. 

We went back and forth between Baby A and Baby B, until baby B finally rolled over and showed us his little face (and his bits – she did this thing with the colour option to show us that yes indeed he is a he).

Here is baby B (aka Monkey):

What is funny is that we decided months ago that Giraffe ( who is female)  would represent baby A – even though I thought there were 2 boys –  because Baby A had a slightly large sac and that meant that baby B would be Monkey (a boy).

Monkey and Giraffe are, well they are the baby representatives in our house, it’s hard to communicate with you children when they are growing in another uterus so we have Monkey and Giraffe who we do talk to (no we are not insane) and are our little tiny spirit baby representatives. If you have never heard of Spirit babies, go check it out, it has changed my perspective of infertility.


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  December 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Oh what little cuties they are. YOUR BABIES ARE BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad that you had a chance to spend some time with them. You are almost 1/2 way there! I would say that 1 more week would be the half way mark with twins! AMAZING!

  • 2. g  |  December 21, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I never got a 3d, you lucky duck 🙂


  • 3. maria  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous u/s Duck!!! I’m so happy for you both.

    The color thing used to be the opposite, pink for boys and blue for girls. Pink was considered a watered down red, which was supposed to be masculine.

  • 4. Kerri-Lyn  |  December 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Ah Duck soooo sweet!

  • 5. Jamie  |  December 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Yay!! I am so very happy for you, Duck!

    Hello Monkey and Giraffe! We can’t wait to meet you!

  • 6. Cyn  |  December 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Amazing photos! Sounds like the scan was exactly what you needed, so glad you got to take a peek!!
    A girl and a boy-absolutely wonderful!!

  • 7. Denise  |  December 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Giraffe and Monkey are amazing!

    Oh, and I read that spirit baby link. Gave me chills.

  • 8. Kim  |  December 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Great photos. They seem to make it more real

    I still can’t tell which bits are which on the scans of our DS and we even had a 3D video of it!


  • 9. FET Accompli  |  December 26, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I am so looking forward to meeting Monkey and Giraffe – and having play dates together!

  • 10. Amanda  |  December 28, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Great pics Duck, Monkey and Giraffe look fab! Going to be so much fun to see how alike they look in real life in comparrision to the 3D pics.

  • 11. Melissa  |  December 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That is great news for the Duck family AND for M. Congratulations. What beautiful squished up faces!!!


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