My wife and I went to the clinic yesterday for a scheduled ultrasound, and the results totally caught us off guard. Months prior to yesterday, my wife’s OB made a prediction that we were going to have a baby girl. This doctor had a reputation of making correct and confident assumptions about the gender of her patients’ babies. She wasn’t really that confident about ours though. Regardless, considering the chances of getting it right is about 50/50, we thought maybe she was right.
And so since then, my wife and I have been imagining our future with a baby girl in mind. We even had some relatives also excited about the idea, and my wife and her sisters sometimes talked about girl stuff and such (you know how they are). It was almost like we were already settling and excited to have a baby girl.
Funny story, my wife’s four year old niece, being the only granddaughter among four grandchildren, is a princess in her family. One of her uncles teased her, that when our baby girl comes out, she would no longer be the baby. She started crying and we all laughed but also tried to calm her down, telling her that our baby’s going to look up to her and be her number one fan.
But then yesterday, when we were at the clinic, while the doctor was looking at the ultrasound monitor, he suddenly said “Okay, there’s the penis.” It took maybe around 3 seconds for that sentence to register for me and my wife. We both said “We’re having a boy!” almost at the same time and we were laughing, both in amazement and excitement. All this time, we thought we were having a baby girl.
Now that there was enough time for all this to sink in, we’re now both very excited. My wife can’t stop looking at baby boy stuff and already thinking about our baby’s first birthday. I can’t stop thinking about how much fun we’re going to have. I’m going to turn him into a Jedi, and we’re going to play a lot of video games. I’m probably going to buy him his own PC one day, because you know, my PC is mine alone!
We haven’t settled on a name yet, but we’ll get there.