Whales and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails…
April 16th, 2010
…that’s what little boys are made of!
Yup, it’s official. Baby Snyder 2 is of the male persuasion. It was a bit disconcerting to see irrefutable proof of this fact magnified on the ultrasound monitor! Poor dear. Talk about no privacy.
I find myself simultaneously thrilled and overwhelmed by the prospect of parenting a son. Little boys have always been very foreign to me. I just don’t get them. My knowledge of little boys is largely confined to a few memorably bad baby-sitting episodes and general observations at playgrounds, restaurants, and stores.
Generally, the species appears to me to be loud, messy, and prone to destructive tendencies. I mean, you rarely hear tales of someone’ s young daughter disassembling the DVD player or liberating the cookies from the cupboards above the refrigerator.
But on the other hand, a matched set of wee ones is pretty much Living The Dream. We still haven’t settled on an in utero name, but now that we know the gender, I think one will present itself. At the moment, he’s being affectionately known as Wild Child after the amazing display of acrobatic gyrations he treated us to at the ultrasound. It’s a wonder the technician was able to identify anything at all amidst all those moving parts!