The first time we viewed Bubboo’s face, in utero, was in my fifth-month scan. The radiologist showed us how the baby had lips and tiny toes and fingers and even a heart and kidneys and a spinal cord. That was the first time, I think, that someone referred to Bubboo as a ‘baby’ and not as a ‘foetus’. Yes, we realised then, there was very much a ‘baby’ in my tummy now, with its own set of organs, past the first trimester, past the stage of being a ‘foetus’.
The scan made us feel, for the first time, that the baby would be a boy. Somehow, the zoomed-in face of the child that the radiologist showed us looked like that of a little boy. And so I felt till the seventh month, when I suddenly started having a feeling that the baby might be a girl. A girl it turned out to be too, finally. 🙂