Big Head and a Mullet

So we've found a name for our baby, but today I'm considering changing it. Is there any name that means "big head and a mullet"?

Today Murray and I went in for a bonus ultrasound. Yay for gestational diabetes! This ultrasound was different from our first one. First of all, the technician was not white trash. Second of all, we saw a lot more of our baby. Like his little lips and the sucking motions he was making. Precious! And third of all, a doctor came in to perform part of the ultrasound, too. So since we've always said that if anyone would mess up the gender of our baby, it would be our first technician, we asked the doctor if he could confirm the sex of our baby. He said that making a mistake was always a possibility. But then he added, "But if this isn't a boy, I'd have a really hard time explaining what I'm seeing here." Phew! I've had nightmares of having a baby girl after buying all the baby boy stuff!

Anyway, the whole point of the ultrasound was to see how the baby is doing with me having gestational diabetes and all. The good news is that he is right on track! Oh, and he weighs 5 lbs 1 oz. And the doctor said that I'd need no additional tests for my pregnancy and I can proceed as if this is a normal pregnancy, as long as my blood sugar numbers are in check. Yay!

Now, here's what we did learn that is really really interesting. But first you need a little background on something that Murray is a little self-conscious about. That is, his head size. I am a hat person and look forward to wearing hats in the fall and winter. This doesn't mean that I need my husband to be a hat person, too. Murray is, in fact, not a hat person. This is due to the fact that many hats simply don't fit his cranium. Poor Murray. He's just a little self-conscious about it, and even last night as we were going through boxes of old stuff to clean out before the baby comes, he showed me a hat that he spent $30 just because it actually is one of the few that properly fits his head. So the point is, just know that this hat thing is kindof a thing that Murray already feels is a short coming. (But it totally shouldn't be something that he worries about.)

So back to the ultrasound room. Our wt ultrasound technician had told us back at 20 weeks that our baby was measuring a week big. Today's ultrasound technician said the same thing. But then the doctor who was following up with us explained that the only reason our baby is measuring a week big is that his head is large. Then he explained that some people simply have larger heads, and this means that they have superior intelligence (that part was a joke), and it also means that it is very difficult for these people to find hats that fit. And that is not a problem at all, it just means that the head is larger and you need to find a larger hat, and it doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with your head. At this point, the ultrasound screen started shaking because I couldn't control my laughter. I said, "He gets it from his father." (On our way out of the hospital, Murray caught his reflection and started looking at his head again: "Are you sure that my head isn't disproportionately large? Does it look okay?")

In addition to baby's big head, we also found out that baby has a really healthy mullet. Hair shows up on the ultrasound as bright light, and apparently it grows on the back of the head first. There was LOTS of bright light on the back of our baby's head and the technician said that his hair is pretty long.

So yay! Baby has a big head and a mullet! Maybe Murray should go out and buy him a shotgun after all...

15 comments:

lynette said...

This little guy has a good head on his shoulders and I can't wait to hold him. He will be handsome and happy.

jeri said...

Did Joe and Murray talk about this when we all had dinner together? Because Joe has a really big head too. Only rarely can we find hats big enough for him. He's always wanted a cowboy hat and we had to go to Colorado to find it.

I would never look at Murray and think "whoa, he has a big head". And I think a guy with a big head looks way more normal than one with a too-little one. That's just weird.

natali said...

yay more mullets!

Mike Loveland said...

My head is like an orange on a toothpick.

Shop Girl* said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH oh Cicada... it's nice to know that even though you're in Utah your baby still has some Timmins in him...

TOWR said...

Ohhhhh I have a big head too, and I'm a girl. I guess all that's left for me is to go cry myself to sleep on my huge pilla.

Natalie said...

When my doctor was commenting regarding my children and their giant heads, he did say that if you take a cross section of society, people with big heads are more likely to have advanced degrees. I think he was just trying to make me feel better. Because, WHOA!

Just kidding about that WHOA part - it's really not that noticable.

C. said...

If it makes Murray feel any better, I've never once thought that his head was anything other than normal. And it is possible to have a head that's too small, too. I have to buy sunglasses and hats made for tweens. Ouch.

Stu said...

So an appropriate name for big head and a mullet might be Wayne [as in Gretzky] or any of a host of hockey players. Perhaps it is an indication of his future hobby - like his grandfather and his great grandfather - hockey!

Victor said...

Was there not an entire post dedicated to the difference between sex and gender? Here you go getting sucked into the whole "sex of the baby" thing. Or was it the other way around?

Melanie said...

Mike and Alma don't worry Thomas will take care of the shot gun and even tickets to a Nascar race. We are so excited to meet him. Mike I have never thought that you have a big head. You worry too much!

Mary said...

mullets rock. I called my little girl "peter boyle" for the first 6 months of her life, b/c that's whose hairline she had. unfortunate.

when she was about 6 mos. we took her to the doc for a check up. The nurse took all the stats and when the doctor saw her head size, he clucked his tongue and demanded that the nurse come in and remeasure(apparently it measured on the VERY SMALL side). the exasperated nurse came in to measure again and got a new measurement 1/8" smaller. The chagrined doc smiled and then exclaimed, "oh well...it's only hat size!" stupid guy.

KJ said...

it really is because his brain is so big...that's what I say about my little guy whose noggin is always a size larger than the rest of his clothes. His daddy has a sizeable melon, also, but not freakish, either one of them. And even though baby might have a mullet, I find that babies with hair are the very prettiest babies.

Desmama said...

I'm jealous you got to have another ultrasound. I'd like to have just one more reassurance of Baby's gender before she (?) comes.

Sarah said...

Mike, you don't have a big head. Josie's head always measures in the 90th percentile whenever we go to her doctor appointments. That's a big head!

Oh, and our ultrasound technician told us that Josie would have a lot of hair. And, every time the doctor (not to gross you out) reached inside me to feel the babies head, he kept commenting on how much hair our baby had. Well, Josie was born and she was bald!!! How could the doctors have mistaken a full head of hair from baldness?!