September 09, 2006
(We lived in Korea when I wrote this)
I just got back from my ultrasound appointment and everything looked good with the baby. It was kinda funny, at the end of the appointment a rather somber doctor brought us in and informed us that "we failed to find anything wrong with your baby." We thought he sounded let down by the good news. They counted all five fingers on both hands. A first for me during an ultrasound. At first the technician couldn't find the 2nd thumb but he persevered until he found it (folded over inside the fingers at first). He was showing us the face and pointed out that there was no cleft "rip." He said "see here is eyes, nose and rips" We were like- hey I thought you said no cleft lip/rip?!? We weren't really fooled by the pronunciation problem- just amused. Some other very fine news is that the results of the triple screen test came back with all favorable results. So we were very pleased to hear about that as well!
19 more weeks to go!
PS This is not a picture of my baby- it's just an example : )
Men in Korea have a different sense of style. Much more feminine. Pink is often seen with white pants and the thick white belts with metalic holes. You also see the 'man bag' as in the photo, here quite often. Seems a lot like a purse to me... I have seen a teenaged boy wearing womens low heels before as well- Oh where was my camera then! He had a very spikey hair style as well. The men spend a lot of time on the hair here. I wonder if they fight over the bathroom mirrors a lot. Could be a cause for marital strife.
Okay so this was a good example of the lengths the Koreans go to in order to be of service. This lady's job is just to bow to the cars that enter the parking garage. She stands there in the hot sun looking perfect and happy and she has two separate bows. One is the one you see and another is a fancy thing with her white gloved hands. She is dressed from head to toe like she is going to a business meeting. Heels, hoes, gloves, and hat. Now that is serivce! Or as the Korean's say it-"servicee"
Well last Sunday we heard from a branch member that there was a poster up in a local mall featuring our son N. He has only modeled one time, and already he is famous! He sat for a Levis shoot a couple months back around the same time as E. I think both of them came away with a new realization of what hard work it can be and not really wanting to do it again. So it's quite fortunate that he was put up in the mall already with such little input on his part. We were surprized to see this scowl on his face and all his lovely red hair covered up. He told us he remembered making that face. They told him to "close mouth, bend eyebrow." He certainly followed directions! He also told us that they kept re-combing his spiked up hairdo only to put the ski cap right back on top of the combed hair. Like they would literally come over lift up the cap and comb only to cover it completely again- go figure. N commented that he liked his new fame and wondered aloud while we were decending on the escalator if he would be recognized by any passing Koreans. It didn't happen....