A week ago, we anxiously got front row seats to watch our baby on the big screen…the best kind of doctor’s appointment. We thought about ways we wanted to find out if we would be raising a girl or boy…should we have the technician write it on a card and open it at home? Should we take it to the ice cream shop and have them scoop strawberry for girl and blueberry for boy? The possibilities were endless! But when it was all said and done, we couldn’t keep our eyes off the monitors. We had to know rightthisinstant!
Mr. Greeneyes pulled his seat next to me as I lifted up my shirt and pulled down on the elastic of my beloved maternity pants. My belly was out and proud attempting to seduce the ultrasound technician to speed things along. My husband grabbed my hand and together we stared at the screen in silence. I think we both expected to hear the words “It’s a ….” the minute the wand touched my skin. But the technician managed to turn it into a dramatic scene starting at the head and working her way down.
“Well…here is the head…”
Aww! What a cute little nose! We gasped in unison.
“And…here is the left arm…”
Oh my gosh! You can see both of the bones! I exclaimed. At that moment I twisted my head to the left and watched Mr. Greeneyes’ face as he shook his head in disbelief.
“Here you will see the four chambers of the heart…everything looks great.”
This is the most amazing thing. Just amazing. I just…and in that moment he squeezed my hand and my raised head relaxed back on the pillow as a tear drifted down my right cheek.
“This baby has loooong legs!”
We proudly beamed.
And as the wand got closer to the area between the legs, I watched as the left leg pushed upwards and THUMP…I felt the kick. It took my breath away while our eyes stayed fixed on the monitor in front of us. It was then that we saw something in between the legs and I asked, Is that a?…
“No…that is the umbilical cord!”
We both audibly sighed and laughed nervously.
“Well your baby wants to keep it a secret! The baby’s bottom is right at your belly button, so the area between the legs is kind of dark.”
Well…what’s meant to be will be I guess! I said. Plenty of people keep it a surprise…maybe we’ll just wait after all,I thought. Mr. Greeneyes gave my hand a tight clammy squeeze, and I knew he just couldn’t wait. So we patiently rested in our front row seats as our baby wiggled about.
And then…right on cue after a climatic turn of events, the sex of our baby was revealed.
A BABY GIRL!!!