First off, my thoughts on ultrasounds. NO ONE is more giddy than me when a couple doesn’t know what they’re having. I think it’s SO exciting and thrilling, much more than usual. I love to announce it and see their reactions to the big news, and hear their calls to family. Oddly enough, I think I’ve had more lately who’ve wanted to make it a surprise. But we found-out today and the reasons are 2 fold.
1. I have access to an ultrasound machine 24/7 at any point I want it. That means my will has to last until the end of April, and what are the chances of that. Low, at best — fyi.
2. In a situation where you might have some inkling of disappointment when you find out, I think it’s best to find out when your baby is just a peanut instead of when it’s crying on your chest. Just my own personal opinion, but I have seen the disappointment, and it breaks my heart.
BUT, without further adieu….
Hilary will be shabily dressed, because this baby’s gonna need some new clothes. We’ll be welcoming a baby girl into our home in the end of April (she put my due date on April 24th — which is what I have suspected, but Kaiser will keept it at April 17th — which is fine, because I will go on maternity leave earlier). I made her make SURE she was sure. We saw all the girl parts (both sides, I don’t want some labia confused with a penis). Anyway, she was pretty sure, and she even made me pretty sure — and heavens knows I’m a skeptic. I will most likely have another one at work where we all gather round and see if we see anything. So, the wait is over, and I am happy to have that done with. Now bring on the isles of pink stuff. Oh, and for all the rest of her body it seemed to check out. Of course, the ultrasound tech can’t tell us anything but I didn’t notice her being bothered by anything, and I didn’t see anything (but let’s say my ultrasound skills are limited, I thought I saw a penis at least 3 times — I’m guessing it was probably a foot or something upon further evaluation).