First off, one BIG sorry for not having put the update as promised in the last post. From the day after the major ultrasound, I have been itching to write a post about it all. But, I am one of those who want to accomplish a lot in a day and end up doing just the fraction of it.Hmmph! Much happening at office and even more happening on weekends with cousins and friends…just more reasons for me to procrastinate posting. 😛
Here is a glimpse of Diwali and then recently Halloween!
Coming to the point of this post – The big Ultrasound session where they tell the sex of the baby!
The day of the appointment arrived, but me and H still did not arrive at a decision. “To find out or not?”
If you know even a bit of the anxious me, you know which side I took 🙂
Planning the name or going shopping for pink or blue is the least of my concerns (in fact, hate that color segregation). My biggest point of argument – When I can, why can’t I just know ahead of time and start dreaming about my little Daughter or Son? Why should I keep a hazy baby picture in my imagination when I have the option for a clear delightful one?
But H had his points. He would not miss the thrill and utter delight of announcing “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” on the day of His/Her arrival. He kept insisting that he wants a surprise. Lots of coaxing and pleading only led to a stern ” Ok, go ahead and find out. But, don’t ever tell me! I shall find out when the baby comes.”
Sigh. Now, that kind of a statement is supremely unrealistic… How can I know and keep it to myself??!! 😛
Anyway, my argument was ONE versus the entire army of people in the family. Not just the H and his folks, but mine too 😦 Everyone just wanted a surprise, the traditional way.
So, when I lay on the bed at the Ultrasound session straining my neck to get a clear glance at the picture on the monitor and when the technician asked me “I have seen the sex of the baby. You wanna know?”…..I looked at the H to find an answer.
He was facing the monitor directly, watching his baby move and change postures. There was just one big happy grin on his face, least bothered about what I would answer to the technician lady.
I could have just said a “yes” and be jumping in joy announcing to the world right now. But, something in the heart just ticked off at that moment and made me say “We cannot decide that yet. Can you please give it to us in a sealed envelope instead?”
“Okay, you guys can open it together when you decide to know, if at all”
“Hmm..that’s the idea” 🙂
So, we have an envelope with a little piece of paper that says “BOY” or “GIRL” inside. Sealed and kept under the drawer just below God’s place at home. Still intact.
I did hover around the place a lot initially and even tried holding it up to the light for a sneak peek inside 😉
But now, I feel good about the decision I made. If that makes everyone else happy, I can wait a few more months……the little prince/princess will come to me anyway 😀
There’s one little twist to the story though. The technician was a young lady who explained all the captures on the monitor and showed us the details – arms, legs, feet, spinal cord, face, lips, eyes…
At one point she exclaimed, “Look, She is sucking her thumb!”
Did you notice THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD there??? 😀
Yes, it could be a SHE after all…unless that technician lady was just using a generic term. But, hey, ‘HE’ is more generic usually, no?
I still have the sealed envelope and I still have my hazy dreams…but more often than not, I have been imagining my baby in a frock, two tiny ponytails and dimples, one on each cheek 🙂
Sharing some very precious pictures of my baby here..the black and whites from the ultrasound. The first one shows a facing up relaxed posture from the side view . You can see the face, stomach and folded legs. The spinal chord is also visible at this stage. The second one is also a side view, rather blurry. But, know what is awesome about it? She/He is clearly holding up her palm ..waving a ‘Hii!” , you see ? 😀
Now, wish the best for this little one…to grow Healthy, Happy and Smart!
Will ya please ?