Posted by: thiscait | November 22, 2005

Sir Harpo the Half-Baked

Harpo is officially halfway cooked today. In celebration, we took him/her for a level 2 ultrasound. (OK, so we were gonna do it anyway, but don’t tell him/her, alright?). Other than the tech asking if I was Jen’s daughter, everything went fine. The tech clicked away, and we got to see all of Harpo’s parts (except THOSE parts–though we were so nervous we forgot to tell her that we didn’t want to see them. Luckily she asked). She commented here and there on what she was measuring, but it was pretty much just business for her.

When the doctor came in, however, he pronounced Harpo “great,” and looked a little more. He held the wand still, and we got to watch the kid wiggling and arching and kicking all over the place. Apparently Harpo has a future as a swimmer of butterfly. Luckily, that’s something this mama can help with.

Phew. One more milestone. One more inch of trust.

Here’s Harpo at 20 weeks, weighing in at approximately 13 ounces:

Halfway there!



  1. Harpo is BEAUTIFUL! – Girl or boy – s/he’s faboo!

    And so sorry about the comment.

  2. Argh!

    Once, in an airport, I was asked by an airline employee how old my “sonS” were – she thought that both Gargantuan Man Boy AND Wes were mine… This was many years before the transition, too, so I got to say, REALLY mad-like, “This is my STEPSON and this is his MOTHER.” It was gratifying. I can’t explain how mad I was. My apologies that you had to put up with such a thing.

    I am SOOOO happy that Harpo is doing well.

  3. WOW, Bri, you win! (another dopplegangy thing, though)

    It does happen to us often enough that I sometimes don’t become livid anymore. I just roll my eyes and take great delight in saying, “She’s my WIFE.”

  4. What a lovely thing… Isn’t it amazing to see?

  5. Amazing and beautiful. What a wonderful picture.

  6. Great photo – That’s one for the baby book. I’m glad that Harpo is doing well!!

  7. ohhhh…Harpo’s gorgeous. Sniffle. Sniffle. Hugs to both mommies. I’m so happy for you!

  8. Hi there,

    I actually have NO CLUE how I stumbled into your blog, but I am fascinated by your story!

    My partner and I live in Northern VA and we recently adopted a little girl, through international adoption. I have been down the ugly road to infertility, though, so I know your heartaches and now I can see happily that your triumph is feeling very sweet!!

    If you feel the need to connect to some like minds, please email me at (believe me, this parent thing is all they said it would be and more…more fun, more exhausting, more joyful!) So we are on the other side of it, and would love to share our path as well.

    Good luck, oh and what a coool picture of your baby-kins!!!

    J, C, and baby girl
    from Virginia

  9. What a beautiful photo – congratulations!

  10. Lovely! Just lovely! I am so happy to see Harpo!

  11. What a sweet profile! And Cait has my condolences on the comment. I get that more times that I am proud of as well.

  12. Look at that beautiful, perfect face!!! Oh, he/she’s really so lovely. So happy for you, girls!

  13. ah!! so incredible to see that little round head and profile and omg! you are having a baby! isn’t it amazing? 13oz already!  you really are going to have a J-class baby!


  14. Amazing baby. To bad about the obnoxious comment.

  15. Yeah, Conch, you’re not kidding. At 20 weeks the baby is supposed to be 10.5 oz. So we are, y’know, 23% ahead of the curve!!! Yikes.

  16. I LOVE these pictures!

    (We get the “mom” thing all the time. Vanda hates it.)

  17. Yay Harpo!!
    At 22 weeks Chuzzle was I think 20 ounces or so. He was almost six pounds at his 31 week ultrasound. but, um, we know how big HE was at birth. May Harpo be half his size. Okay maybe a tad more.
    Harpo looks great! Isn’t the halfway point wonderful? From here on out, there is more behind you than ahead of you. If you don’t count the 21 years you have to support him/her/them/it afterwards.
    Grow Harpo Grow!

  18. What a picture perfect profile! Harpo is beautiful!

  19. Congrats, you two! He/she is already adorable.

  20. That’s SO awesome. He/she looks like he/she is whistling! He/she thinks his/her moms are gorgeous! :o)

  21. Hey bigun’! How cool!!

  22. Great Ultrasound! We just got our twins’ ten-weeks picture taken and can’t wait for the half way point (especially since my partner is in morning sickness–actually all day sickness–hell still.

    Worse than being mistaken for a daughter by the tech is being mistaken for my partner’s mother. Ugh. She’s all of 5 years younger than me! Anyway, we corrected the guy and he was chagrined, but still….

    Anyway, can’t wait to see more pics! Good luck with the next half of the pregnancy!

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