Ours is "sprout." DH and I and several friends used to have a band called the Human Beans, so naturally all our kiddos are called bean sprouts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
Well, the nick name has changed every week of the pregnancy depending on what size the books say it is. At first it was "Poppy Seed" then, "Pine Nut" then "Olive" and most recently "Walnut".<br><br>
Since we saw the ultrasound picture last week (11 weeks) it has been, "Alien Baby" or "Evil Monkey Baby", just for fun. But I found that as silly and jokingly as we are, I still don't like calling it evil, even if the picture does look like Satan (horns, and everything!) :LOL I jokingly told my MIL that we were going to name it Lucifer. She didn't think that was very funny! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
So lately it has ben Alien Monkey Baby, but it does seem to change frequently!
We have been calling ours "the little nut", because our last name means "Nut" in DH's family's language.<br><br>
My mother, when I told her the news, immediately went out for a little "retail therapy" and picked up a little onesie that has a pea pod on it and the words "Sweet Pea". Now my dad has started calling it "Sweet Pea". (It's pretty cute.)
Tine, I call mine 'Sprout', too! My husband and I are gardeners, and own a greenhouse business where we do alot of our own propagation, so that's why I started using it.<br><br>
I also started calling it "Alien" the other day when I first heard it's heartbeat, because I felt like Sigourney weaver in the Aliens movies. My sister went to Roswell, NM a few weeks ago and bought my baby a shirt with an alien on it, so it's appropriate, too.
Awwww....you guys are so cute! I love sprout, and I think the idea of naming the baby after the fruit (or nut) of the week is really, really adorable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
Ell-Bell, aren't those early ultrasounds funny? We had them with the twins (lots of complications), and the 12 week ones look so funny....our neonatologist called them "Skeletor" babies (remember He-man anyone?). Thankfully the profile shots always look nice and babyish. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We've taken to calling the baby "snugglet" when it's tiny and then "nugglet" when it's older. Dh started with the nicknames when the twins were newborns, and this one seems to be getting the same (but earlier) nicknaming treatment.