I’m having a baby girl and I’m SO excited! I have to say, there’s probably nothing more exciting than finding out the gender of your baby, whether it be from an ultrasound or in the delivery room. It’s something you think about and dream about your whole life (well, for us girls), and especially so when you’re pregnant. So to finally hear the doc utter the words that I’ll inevitably remember for the rest of my life….well, it’s just such a happy, happy moment.
I thought I’d share how it all went…
I laid on a hospital chair/bed thingy with a giant plasma screen TV hanging from the ceiling so my husband and I could see the ultrasound as the tech guy was swiftly going through and taking screen pictures and labeling them, making sure the baby has everything it’s supposed to. After about 10 minutes we asked the tech if he knew whether it was a girl or boy and he said; “Yes, I’ve passed over it a dozen times!” WHAT! I haven’t seen anything! So then I try harder to zero in on anything that looks like a girl or boy pee pee! Then I saw a giant ding dong and said; “Oh, there it is, it’s a boy!” But that turned out to be a leg. I was like; jeez, I’m kind of glad that wasn’t what I thought it was! HaHa! Then my husband “expertly” claims that about 6 different leg shots were weinises [weiner + penis = weinis]. We both died laughing when he said that and he said that when it’s that small you can’t call it a penis! LOL! Then the tech guy labeled something on the screen as “cervix” and my husband-turned-ultrasound tech loudly proclaims – “Ahh, that’s it, it’s a girl – see, a cervix!” The tech then says; “That’s Courtney’s cervix.” Jeff, embarrassed, asked that his comment never leaves the room. (Oops!)
I was pleasantly surprised when the ultrasound tech suddenly switched the black and gray grainy ultrasound to 4D imagery! In 4D the baby looks a bit more real – like it’s formed in clay! It’s still only halfway through the pregnancy, so the baby has a bit more time before we’re claiming whose nose she has, but it’s pretty amazing to be able to see her so clearly. After 45 minutes of sitting through the ultrasound – and two mid-ultrasound bathroom breaks – the tech leaves to get the doc before telling us what it is!!! So then the doctor comes in and immediately asks us how we met. Come on – tell me already, who cares how we met!!!
So I said: “We met in high school and did that thing where you break up and go out about 500 times before finally taking the plunge when we were 26 and 28.” The doctor said; “Oh really! So who chased who?” And I was all; “Pfft, isn’t it obvy?” Everyone got a good laugh out of that one – even Jeff! Then he says; “Well, do you know what you’re having?” Me: “Not yet!!” Doctor: “It’s a girl” and then shuts off the machine just like that! Man they keep that little nugget of info right until the very end!
It still hasn’t really sunk in yet, mainly because I had to go straight to work after that and I haven’t had a chance to process the news. Now, I know my husband had a moment of being disappointed about the little boy he’s not having this time around, but I think he’s going to be the BEST dad to a baby girl. He’s like this big football player/teddy bear kind of guy, so I cannot wait to see him hold his little girl for the first time! It just melts my heart thinking about it! She’ll have him thoroughly wrapped around her little finger! And I have to admit, even though I’m thrilled to be having a girl, there’s a part of me that has to put the imaginary baby boy aside that I had thought up in my brain over the past several weeks too. Now I know I said last week that seeing that new Justin Bieber movie made me want to have a little boy, but trust me, I’m over the moon about a girl. I guess Baby Bieber will just have to swim faster next time!
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