meet our gummi bear

A few months ago, we went to the emergency room (nothing major—just pain that made our midwife nervous, but turned out to be nothing). The visit was a joke. We waited 3 hours to talk to a goober of a doctor, who charged our insurance over 300 bucks for the 9 minutes he spent reciting to us everything he remembered from medical school about the third trimester of pregnancy (I was only 10 weeks along).

BUT. I'm not writing this post about him. I actually think the visit was worth every minute and penny spent. When I had an ultrasound that day, we saw a teeny, tiny little baby on the screen. The lab tech said it looked like a gummi bear.









picture from moist production dot com

So true!

And the name stuck. Maybe because of the accuracy of the description. Maybe because my relief that the ultrasound was our last step out of the ER made it sound cuter than it was. Or maybe because it made the baby feel more real. Whatever the reason, I've been calling the baby by my favorite gender-neutral name these last few weeks: Gummi Bear.

We took another look yesterday. And, wow. Little Gummi has grown quite a bit since that ER visit. Her (her!) head, brain, spine, heart, arms, legs, feet, and hands are all accounted for. She (she!) swats away ultrasound transducers when they get poked in her face. She (a little gummi girl!) is excited to meet all of you.

And I'm sure you want to meet her. So, here she is. Our little gummi bear:

16 comments:

ke said...

Not going to lie, the Gummi Bear graphic is sort of creepy.

But you're having a girl! Congrats, I love it!

k. double-u. said...

You're so right. Creepy part: gone.

Rachel said...

girls are a great starter baby. we've loved ours and i'm so happy that we have this in common now!

eden said...

congratulations! that's so exciting!

Cassie Keller Cole said...

Hurray for sweet little girls!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations!!! I love that you are having a gummi girl.

Emily Horrocks said...

It's amazing that the little Gummy is growing inside you, huh?! And a girl!? SO SO excited for you both!! And you're halfway done which is even better. Can't wait to see pics when she's here!!

Genevieve Beck said...

Congratulations on a sweet little girl coming! That will be wonderful!

Annie said...

this makes my womb ache! yay for babies. and yay for all the cute things you can make for girls.

Bryson and Tara said...

Yea!!! So happy for you! I know I have a totally biased opinion, but girls are so fantastic! Any ideas on names yet?

Let's hang out soon.

Deja said...

Wahoo! Congrats on baby gummi girl!

Amy said...

That's pretty much incredible. Love you guys.

Jennie, Shane, Cayden, Christian & Evan said...

HOW FUN!!!! Let me know how girls are...so far, we only get boys, which we love! It sounds like fun, though...cute little bows, dresses, and whatever else comes along with cute little gummi bear girls! Congrats!

Danielle said...

What a cute little gummi. I am so excited for you guys!

Ashley mae said...

oh!! that's so nice! congratulations!!! p.s., the word i had to type in to publish this comment was readisms. how funny.

faith said...

congratulations! both genders are, of course, wonderful, but now having a girl, it's wonderful to have a little person to teach how to be a girl and a lady. it's a special feeling. i'm happy for you two.