Pickle in a jar, originally uploaded by mricon.
Mr. Mitten here, filling in for Mrs. Mitten, who is on a temporary posting hiatus (lots of projects going on here, many of which we can't announce yet, at least until all the bits and pieces are settled -- please have patience! :)).
We had our mid-pregnancy ultrasound today, which went very smoothly. Looks like we're brewing a healthy baby boy! I was a bit surprised when the gender was announced (can you tell from the video?), because our doctor had said that she was getting a "gut feeling" it was going to be a girl. Goes to show how much she knows, eh? :)
We would have been quite happy with either, really -- right now it simply means that we get to discard (or, rather, put on hold) half the potential names we were "trying on" to see how they rolled off the tongue. :) Since I was born and grew up in Russia, we would like to pick a name that is suitable to both sets of grandparents, and that won't clash too much with the kid's unwieldy patronymic and last name. "Bob Konstantinovich Ryabitsev" just doesn't sound right, wouldn't you agree?
So, a boy it is. We'll try not to smother him with toys. :)