Avocado Loy

As of today, Becky is officially 16 weeks pregnant — and little Baby Loy is now “about the size of an avocado.” Here is a highly scientific image of what the baby currently looks like, created with the latest ultrasound technology:

Note the hair color!

(What was that I said about this being crunch time? Well, I think I’ve officially cracked. With a mighty crunch.)

Anyway, on a more serious note, Becky has been reporting for almost a week now that she thinks she can sometimes feel the baby move around. I didn’t believe her at first (it’s pretty early for that, especially for a first pregnancy), but then yesterday morning, she pointed out that her baby bump* was distinctly lopsided — it was definitely over on the right-hand side of her belly. A few hours later, it was centered again. So yeah, I guess the little tyke is already squirming around in there. Maybe the baby is unusually active… either that, or we’ve actually got quadruplets and we just don’t know it yet. But, shhh, never mind that now, I don’t need anything extra to panic about, at least until the bar exam is over!

On a distinctly less serious note, this week of pregnancy marks the last week in Baby Loy’s gestational life in which he or she will not know whether Harry Potter lives or dies. Oh, don’t kid yourselves: that bit of knowledge will go directly through the umbilical cord into the baby’s brain. It’s that important. Anyway, yeah, by the time Week 17 starts, we’ll be in Denver, either Voldemort or Harry (or perhaps both) will be dead, and I’ll be in full-on, holy-crap, 24-hours-left-to-cram-for-the-bar mode.

Speaking of which… back to the books.

*Oh, and yes, she totally has a bump! It’s not huge, but it’s there. And when she wears maternity clothes, she looks totally pregnant and TOTALLY adorable. Thus far, she hasn’t let me blog photos of any of this, but stay tuned. It’ll happen eventually.

9 Responses to “Avocado Loy”

  1. Jen says:

    How exciting!!! Feeling the baby move is really an extraordinarily special thing. My tip for getting the baby going: have a glass of chocolate milk before you go to bed (Quik was my chocomilk of choice). When you’re so still and the baby has that sugar kick, you get some great action!

  2. Vicki from NJ says:

    Now I don’t have a lot of experience (ok, I don’t have any experience) with babies, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t supposed to be green. But I guess I could be wrong :)

  3. kcatnd says:

    Two years ago, I discovered that I have an avocado allergy. Seeing that picture scared me to death.

    When will the baby pool get underway?

  4. Ken says:

    Did you mean “Avocado” Loy or have you already named the sprout “Avacado”????

  5. Brendan Loy says:

    Heh. Thanks for the correction – I just fixed the title.

    Kcatnd: soon. Probably after the bar.

  6. Sean says:

    Reminds me: Avogadro would be a great boy’s name.

  7. Marty West says:

    I forget my login to guest blog :(

  8. Brendan Loy says:

    Heh. Sean, we’re both such dorks. I thought of Avogadro when I was writing this post, too.

    The chart weight in grams is a mole, is a mole…

  9. Andrew says:

    Whatever you name your kid, I think Bea and I will now nickname him/her “aguacate rojo/a”. :-P