OK, it's not a Borg, but doesn't that totally look like a little Borg fetus? Like he's going to grow up to look something like this?
I can't believe I just put that photo on the blog post announcing the gender of our second child. Also, that I just outed myself as a Star Trek geek.
Well, if you're a careful reader, you'll already have figured out that we're having a boy!
Is the small white arrow pointing to the penis really necessary? I mean I've never been one to place any emphasis at all on the size of one's penis (out of necessity, in case you're curious). But look at that thing! It's like an Aztec temple! Seriously, the thing is half way to his knee!
And here's the profile shot of the head, which I think bears some resemblance to Cornelius from Planet of the Apes.
OK, well I couldn't find a profile shot of Cornelius, but you get the picture.
So we're giving birth to a Borg ape with an elephantine penis. Awesome.
All kidding aside though, we're thrilled to be having a boy, if not a little apprehensive. We know how to raise a girl (well, up until the age of 2 and 2 months, at least), but a boy feels like this unknown quantity. And the nephews in both of our families are all ... handfuls? Don't get me wrong, we love them and they're great kids. But ... um, let's just say we're bracing.
That said, we will be making an active effort to raise a well-behaved little boy who listens and respects his parents, just like we did with Anna. He may do it in a different way than Anna (in fact, that's a guarantee), and we'll learn to deal with that and respect it.
And in case anyone's is wondering, no, he won't be circumcised.
UPDATED NOTE: It's been brought to my attention that the second to last paragraph of this blog sounds like it suggests that mine and my wife's siblings didn't and don't make an active effort to do the things I mentioned in that paragraph. That is not the case at all. They're all great parents who are raising great boys. What I meant by the paragraph is that we are going to try not to steer our boy toward any one direction based on the directions that our three nephews have naturally taken with their parent's guiding. In other words, we're going to try to parent our boy as well as our siblings have parented theirs. I understand how it may not read like that and I'll just chalk it up to my temporary(?) inability to convey my thoughts and emotions.