Sunday, March 11, 2007

"I think you're wrong."

So we went in for the 20 week ultrasound the other day. It was the first time Kevin went with me. We really only dealt with the ultrasound technician, but Kevin met the Dr. afterward when he went up to pay a bill.

When I made the appointment, the lady told me to go with a full bladder. Well, I always seem to have one of those these days, but I didn't want them to have to fill it. (It just seems disgusting to me). So I filled it myself, and I did a very good job if I do say so myself. I drank two bottles of water two hours before and crossed my fingers that I would be able to make it through the appointment. Apparently it doesn't take 2 hours for that much water to get through my system. I'll ruin the surprise and tell you that against all odds, I did make it.

Anyway, we went in and she was taking pictures of the baby and making measurements and things. Here's a link to a few of the pictures:

Ultrasound

She then asked us if we wanted to know the gender of the baby. Seeing as we did, we told her yes. She then asked us what we wanted. Now, what kind of a question is that? Especially just before one is going to tell you what you've got. How is she going to announce it if it's not "what we wanted." "Well, I'm sorry ma'am, but you're not going to have one of those." I have been joking about not wanting a girl, because they turn into what I have in my classroom this year. (Sixth grade girls have a hard life with all of the sudden hormonal influx. I didn't like being a sixth grade girl much. Did you?) In reality though, what I want is a healthy baby, whether boy or a girl. Either one would be good news. So, In typical fashion, I didn't answer the question. (Perhaps that bothers people at times... :) I told her, "Well, I think it's a boy."

She made a slight movement of the ultrasound wand and said, "I think you're wrong." She kept trying to get a straight view to show us how she knew, but our little girl was a bit too excited. She was jumping up and down. (It's still bizarre to me that that can be happening, and I don't feel a thing.) Eventually we got a clear shot and the tech seemed quite sure of herself. I also felt quite sure of myself...that she was wrong. I've been expecting a little boy for months. Since before I was even pregnant I thought it was a boy.

I'm getting more and more used to the idea of a baby girl, although every third person tells me that their cousin's step-mom's aunt had a boy after they told her it was a girl or visa versa. I'm certainly excited to have either, but I'm getting more and more used to the idea of this one being a girl. I'm still thinking about names for both genders though. I don't think I'll believe it until I see it. Maybe that's a blessing. I got to find out, and I'm still going to be surprised at the birth.

I know your next question (I've heard it dozens of times this week.) The answer is no, we don't have a name picked out yet. It might be quite some time before we do, and I don't think we'll be sharing until we're fairly certain. So, just keep calling it baby Presley for now. (Notice I'm still using 'it' instead of 'she'.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Jen & the Claw said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you guys. Having a girl will be wonderful. We thought for sure that we were going to have a girl, but Talon is great and we couldn't have asked for more! Names can wait until the last minute as Talon was called "Baby Boy" about 12 hours before leaving the hospital.

10:24 AM  
Blogger J-Red said...

I know this sounds lame, but I ran across this site while looking for a leige sugar waffle recipe. I fell in love with them while visiting belgium. I noticed you posted a recipe a while back and am just curious how it worked out and if you have found anything better. I've probably tried about 5 different recipes to no avail. If you have any suggestions I'd appreciate it.

Jared jrc67@law.georgetown.edu
coincidentilly, I'm a Y grad myself

3:40 PM  
Anonymous mom said...

Thanks for the photos of my first granddaughter. She is so cute!

9:12 AM  

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