Perfect for one thing. The alien has a strong heart with all four ventricles, 2 arms, 2 legs, 10 fingers, a cute little nose and all the other parts a little alien should have at this point in life.
But that's not really what you want to know, is it?
I thought not. Before I reveal though, I do have to talk about it for a little. You know, build the suspense and all.
Predictions: Just about everyone who I know in real life was thinking the alien was a boy. Given family history and just gut feeling, there were several bets (most made by my sister) that this little one was going to be a boy.
Me? I figured it was a boy, but secretly hoped for a girl. I wouldn't have been disappointed either way, but there was something about bows, dresses, and pink that just made me want that. There was also the knowledge that genetics were kind of against me... I had this irrational fear that if this alien was a boy, then all my aliens would be a boy. I love Drew and his brothers, but I don't know how his mom raised three boys without going crazy. So secretly I hoped for a girl... but at the same time I kept picturing a little boy that looked just like Drew.
The Ultrasound: Sooo sooo sooo cool! Most amazing thing I've ever seen. I mean, I know this is a real human inside me, as much as I call it my little alien, I know it's been a real baby and everything. But seeing a face, hands, a nose and all the other parts just made it so real and so amazing. The last time we saw this little bugger, it was merely a blob on the screen that the tech swore was really a baby. This time it was clear. I saw the hands move, saw the baby kick while feeling it at the same time. It was the most amazing feeling! Then we started trying to figure out what "it" was. I was scared that we wouldn't be able to find out today because the tech said the baby was sitting on its bottom with its legs tucked up.
So we poked. And prodded, and spoke harshly to the baby... nothing. Baby moved and kicked but wouldn't let us see the goods. Drew was there poking my left while the tech shook the wand thingy trying to get the baby to budge.
Finally, the baby moved! And I could see this little thing between it's legs... which ended up being the cord. Cause this baby is all girl :)
The tech checked and double checked, but she said she was as certain as she could be that my little alien, is a little alien girl.
I'm beyond ecstatic. Now we just have to figure out what to name her, but from now on, I don't have to call the baby it... I can call her my little girl.
And start buying pink.