Pink or Blue ?

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. πŸ˜›

Here is a glimpse of Diwali and then recently Halloween!

Lovin' the lighs and sparks

Lovin' the lighs and sparks

 Flapper from the 1920's..Halloween dress up ;)

Am a Flapper from the 1920's πŸ˜‰

Coming toΒ 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 πŸ™‚


5 months and a week

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??!! πŸ˜›

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 Β 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?”

“Oh, really?”


“Okay, you guys can open it together when you decide to know, if at all”

“Hmm..that’s the idea” πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜€

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??? πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

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 ? πŸ˜€


Now, wish the best for this little one…to grow Healthy, Happy and Smart!

Will ya please ?


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44 Responses to Pink or Blue ?

  1. revsjoiedevivre says:

    Thats it! Its a girl! Shes my niece! πŸ™‚ I should go shopping for tiny frocks now! She’ll be one tiny, pretty girl like you I say!
    Me: πŸ˜€
    Keeping fingers crossed! But love him equally if it turns out to be a nephew, k? πŸ˜›

  2. Silvara says:

    Awwwww…..I don’t know why but that made my heart skip a beat…’she’ is so incredible!

    Lots of hugs coming your way…eeeeeeeeeee! πŸ˜€
    Me: * Grabbing all the hugs eagerly * Thanks Silv πŸ˜€
    No updates on your page for long go type something there na?

  3. Preethi says:

    Hugs to you and the little one. Thats such a cute picture of your baby…waving at her momma telling her to relax and enjoy her pregnancy. Can you feel the movements already??
    me: Hey Preethi * Hugs back *
    Yeah…s/he is really waving at us on that pic! Yes, I feel more-than-subtle flutters and sometimes strong kicks.
    Exciting! πŸ˜€

  4. Gnightgirl says:

    Oooo, how exciting, so glad you shared the pictures. You’re so cute, all preggers!

    I know what: Send the envelope to me. I’ll look inside, seal it back up, send it back to you, and not tell a soul.
    Me: Heya there! Thanks for the compliment !
    About the me, there are about a dozen others waiting in line saying the same that you did. I would not be surprised if the envelope goes mysteriously missing one day, LOL!!

    • Gnightgirl says:

      No suprise there. Me & the dozen others will just meet somewhere for the unveiling, and you’ll never know a thing. Just don’t read my blog, where I announce that I’m so happy because you’re having a baby _____.

  5. naween says:

    tons and tons of luck and best wishes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Me: Tons of Thanks for the sweet wishes Naween πŸ™‚

  6. Aww.. This is incredible..

    To hell with the gender, we only want a healthy baby πŸ™‚ Because we will learn to love the baby no matter what..

    This is wonderful and I loved the pictures..

    Lots of love to u, H and the lil one..

    Me: Hey are absolutely right – we just care about a healthy, happy baby. But, deep inside..heart of hearts, you do have a curiosity/wish. Dontcha? πŸ˜‰ *Mwah * back to you too dear

    • I am getting a message saying that my comment is awaiting moderation yet..

      Boo hooo 😦
      Me: All b’coz of the WP move, I guess. Sorted out and you will no more need to go through moderation dearie πŸ™‚

      • POST ALREADY!!

        How is the baby doing?

        Updates beku!!
        Me: I know..I Know..too long overdue for a update post.

        Not being lazy yaar, just too many things happening @ home.Will write soon

  7. D says:

    I wish HER the best – health and happiness πŸ™‚ And you too πŸ™‚
    Me: You said it! πŸ˜€
    I still want to keep enough space for a HE in my heart…what if? πŸ™‚

  8. Rani says:

    Oh so cool. Its a girl YAY!!!! πŸ™‚

    pink frocks and blue ones too… you two take care ok. be healthy n happy. Lots of love ur way.
    Me: Donno if its a girl fr sure ..just guessing strong πŸ™‚
    Whatever the baby, it’ll have pink and blue segregation!
    Thanks for the nice wishes sweets πŸ™‚

  9. snippetsnscribbles says:

    YAY!!!! I know its a girl! It sure is a girl!!!! *jumps with joy*

    God bless the little one and you both too πŸ™‚
    Me: You know it for sure? OH.. I wish I could say that too! πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the wishes dear

  10. divz says:

    *waving back* Hi lil angel…how r u doing in there?
    be a good girl now, you can be naughty when you come out *winkz*
    Me: Hehe..your lines to my baby brought a long lasting smile..Thanks! πŸ˜€

  11. BlueMist says:

    This is so exciting. πŸ™‚ and you look gorgeous with 5 mnths tummy. Amazingly like the European ladies in this country; you have not put on weight in all wrong places. Otherwise most of ladies I have seen at least become unrecognizable plump. Whatever the baby is ( but girl is it ? πŸ˜‰ ) wishing loads of goodness and health and happiness. You the baby and to the parents. πŸ™‚
    Me: Thank you..Thanks a ton! Not just for the wishes..but the amazing compliments πŸ˜€
    I wish I can continue to put on weight only at the right places…and also loose it with less effort later on ( wishing big, am I not?) πŸ˜‰

  12. comfortablynam says:

    Aawww..amazing amazing..Open the envelope..
    This reminds me so much of my 20 week ultrasound..such an amazing experience..And the folded leg, they actually sleep like that even after they are born..there are a lot of things you can peice together about the baby from the ultrasounds and the kick patterns..
    Have you started recognizing the kicks yet..that and the hiccups are so much fun..
    And girl what are you waiting for..Open that envelope!!! Right Now!!!
    Me: Hi there! I was just as anxious to open that envelope initially..but mellowed down now I guess πŸ™‚
    Just hoping for a healthy and happy baby….no matter what gender.

    Have started feeling more-then-subtle flutters and kicks now..amazing feeling! πŸ˜€

    You are preggers too? How long are you now?

    • comfortablynam says:

      In the end health of the baby is the most important thing..and I am send load and loads of prayers your way for the same..
      I had my baby early this remember all the feelings..the job..the just starting to write about all of that so that I don’t forget anything important as time goes by..I am just glad we knew what we were having because after delivery there were so many things going on that no one checked if we had a boy or a girl.. πŸ™‚
      And not to disappoint you but in the US ‘she’ is most commonly used when describing a baby..
      This comment is too long..sorry about that..

  13. That is sooo cute!! Isn’t the first ultrasound the most awesome thing?? It is such a perfect little human being inside of you with a tiny perfect heart and hands and feet.

    Same story here, K wanted to keep it a secret and I wanted to find out. Everyone else wanted a surprise too. But K decided that if I am knowing, there is no way he can stay in the dark….so we asked. But we are not telling anyone else…to keep the “surprise” going!
    Me: Oh, yes..the first USound is the BEST! But, this was the technically the 3rd one for me…..but a big one in the hospital radiology Dept..unlike the previous in docs clinic.

    OH..Oh..Oh..So, you KNOW??? πŸ˜€
    Ok, keep it with you……though am dying to ask for hints πŸ˜‰

    Arn’t your friends and family pestering you already? What do you tell them?

    Take care dear..stay happy.

  14. Stone says:

    Congratulations once again, and good luck to baby and parents!

    Bang on target, I don’t get this blue n pink thing either. Recently, was helping a friend for his son’s 1st b’day party and he was adamant that there should NOT be any pink color balloons. Ridiculous!
    Me: Thank you πŸ™‚

    Totally agree ..that color and differentiation of gender is a ridiculous concept. Set the thoughts free…children should have the freedom to all colors I say, don’t tie them up with bounderies of pink/blue!

  15. DewdropDream says:

    Awwwww!!! It looks like it’s almost certainly a girl then! πŸ™‚ I did hope it would be a wee li’l lassie πŸ˜€

    Btw, you’re practically glowing in those photos! Preggie glow I guess.

    Which reminds me, a certain pesky friend was visiting and was all ‘Your skin glows so much! How come?’ (wtf does that even mean? Is that a compiment or not?) Anyway, narrating this to Rayshma today, she said I should have told pesky friend I was preggers πŸ˜› I should say it isn’t a bad retort as they go, hehehehe!
    Me: Certainly a girl you say? Amen. Lets see. But, I wanna keep the space in my heart open for a boy too..just in case πŸ™‚

    About the glow on the face – literally is glow since I used the ‘Glow’ tone to blur the pic on the photo editor πŸ˜‰
    If your pesky fren asks again – try telling ” I use special donkey milk to cleanse my face..just like cleopatra. You should definitely try it!” πŸ˜›

  16. sraikh says:

    OH MY GOD> You guys have awesome willpower. That enevelope would have been ripped open the sec I was out of the door.

    Such a cute baby picture. She/He is perfect!

    I am trying to think back to my pregnancies u/s and I dont remember what gender the tech would use.

    So exciting. So thrilling…Jumping up and down!!
    Me: Perfect..yes πŸ˜€ * touch wood* * knock knock*
    Very exciting times Sraikh..Thansk for the wishes.
    Do let me know if you recall at any point about the gender usage by technicians !

  17. Anu says:

    Ha ha! that technician lady wasn’t too choosy about her words, was she?
    Whatever the gender, it needs to be a healthy and happy baby, that’s what is most important!
    You look gorgeous with the glow! Take care girl and enjoy your pregnancy! πŸ™‚
    Me: Yeah, looks like she didn’t bother to hide info after all. But, still cannot be 100% sure!
    Finally, what it comes to is that – happy, healthy matter what gender πŸ™‚

    Thansk for the wishes and the compli !

  18. Miss M says:

    Okay so you are the HOTTEST 5month-pregnant woman I have ever seen.

    Hell you are the hottest pregnant woman there ever was. Period. Look at you!!!

    *touchwood touchwood touchwood*

    Sending loads of love and good wishes your way. πŸ™‚
    Me: WOWWW!!! That is quite a BIG compliment to take!
    I blog anonymously..none of my family knows. But, hey..this single comment from you makes me think I should forget anonymity and just show them these lines ! πŸ˜€

    Yes, I like showing off like that πŸ˜›

    Thanks loads for the great words sweets πŸ™‚

  19. chandni says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  20. DewdropDream says:

    I was half inclined to tell her I use special firang gai waala gobar. Silly cow!

  21. AW says:

    Congratulations!!! The baby is precious, no matter he or she.
    Best wishes

  22. CA says:

    First of all the picture is precious !

    In my case the technician use “he” and he maintained it was a generic He …. we have 2 girls πŸ™‚

    Both times the babies sex was a surprise to us !

    Take care !

  23. Enchanted says:

    The pictures are so cool Hot Mama. Hugs to the baby. And good luck keeping that envelope sealed πŸ™‚

  24. starry-eyed says:

    Lovely pix:) S/he’s a cutie! Congrats and happy for you…reallyhappykya! You do look hot! Bestest wishes to your little one…and Pisceans rock btw:)

  25. SS says:

    I visited you blog after a long time. Really happy to read the big news. Best wishes and take care. Baby is sucking the thumb already? That habit is going to die hard lemme tell you :). Still trying to wean my 2.5 yr off it.

  26. La Vida Loca says:

    Awwww SOOOOOOO cute!
    Many prayers to you both!
    She will surely take after her hot as heck mommy!(that’s you!!)

    Muwas and hugs

  27. snippetsnscribbles says:

    hey, have linked you up on a recent post of mine πŸ™‚ Hope you dont mind πŸ™‚

  28. AverageJane says:

    Lovely, lovely pics of both of you. You are a rocking flapper. πŸ™‚ You have a lot of restraint to not tear that envelope open!

  29. A! says:

    Pink or blue, be blocked by neither.
    Find your own, your own true colour.
    Health and happy be always thine.
    Just learn to make rhymes better than mine.

  30. G says:

    Nice blog there! πŸ™‚

    Me: Thank you G πŸ™‚

  31. supmm says:

    First time here…Congratulations to both of you (Added you to my blogroll) πŸ™‚

    And ‘She’ is going to be an awesome babe with a kickass mom like you behind her always!!!
    Me: Hey there, Thanks Much! πŸ˜€
    I sure wannabe a kickass mom..lets see how tat goes. Very nice words from u..Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  32. Rani says:

    Hey, how you doing there?
    Me: Hey Rani..Am doing good dear, thanks for asking πŸ™‚

    An update post shud come up soon..

  33. updates??
    Me: Heya Girl, Thanks for checking re.
    Will be doing soon..too many things happenign @ home keeping me busy

  34. Preethi says:

    Hi AHK, how are you doing? No updates???
    Me: Hey Preethi, thanks for checking. All good on my end, how’s you?

    Too many things happening and my next post is still hanging in my head πŸ˜›
    Will do soon.

  35. ilovelucy says:

    hey there, hope you are doing well!
    Just dropping by to say hi and that you are in my thoughts πŸ™‚
    Me: Hi there, you are in my thoughts too. Take care πŸ™‚

  36. Nu says:

    Awesome pictures ! Lovely..of course I’ll pray for this sweetie pie πŸ™‚

    Keep me posted πŸ™‚
    Me: Hey Nu..Thank you! πŸ™‚

  37. Furobiker says:

    the ultrasound pics are so cute.. specially the second pic where i think she is sucking the thumb
    Me: Hehe, yeah, seems like it to me too. Thanks!

    I like the way you called her a ‘she’ so casually πŸ™‚

  38. divz says:

    u ok there?
    baby ok in there?
    Me: Me and Bay are both okay and doing good Divz. ( touch wood)

    Thanks for asking..I know I delay update posts too much!

  39. Dido says:

    woww…. itsss a girl…. awesomeeee… All the bestttt πŸ™‚ rockk on…

  40. congrats….on the awesome news :). i found your blog on my google reader and did’nt even know it was there. but when I got here I realized that I had added it sometime last year when I found some interesting writing. guess forgot all about it :(.

    I’m so glad I found it again and found you at this wonderful junction in your life. I am soo soo soo happy for you. Congrats and best wishes. prays for you and the little one πŸ™‚

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