we had our 20 week scan today, and discovered that fruiby is a boy! i have been quite convinced of this all along (though i couldn’t tell you exactly why), and was pleased to have my suspicions confirmed.

the scan went very well on all other fronts. all major brain structures are present, as are other organs. kidneys and heart appear to be functioning properly. there were no signifiers of cleft palette, club feet, downs syndrome, spina bifida, or any other conditions.

fruiby was, true to form, a little recalcitrant about letting the sonographer get the measurements she needed, but after a lot of prodding and poking, we got there.

here are a couple of pictures:

a little foot!
 profile, featuring spine
 4d – slightly less creepy than the 12 week one.
he appears to be sucking his arm…
so there you have it! all things being equal, we won’t be seeing any more pictures of the lad til he’s on the outside… and that’s a pretty amazing thing to contemplate!