Team Blue! I am going to have a son and I am so excited, and even better he seems totally healthy. I have to wait until my next prenatal appointment to get the official results but the ultrasound tech showed me how well he is developing. She pointed out his hands and fingers, his legs, his stomach, and even his little “package”. As hard a time as I usually have deciphering ultrasound images I was able to see it clear as day, I am definitely carrying a boy. Determining the gender was very easy since he kept his legs wide open like I asked him to so I guess it isn’t so crazy to talk to your unborn child and expect them to listen to you. If only you can get them to listen as well once they are out of the womb.
I went into the ultrasound with a “I don’t care if it is a boy or girl” attitude but once I was told I was having a boy I realized that I really wanted a boy all along and not just because that is what my husband wanted. I think that even before I was pregnant the first time I wanted to have one of each since that was what I grew up with for most of my childhood. I have an older brother and a younger sister but my sister wasn’t born until I was 8 so until then my parents had one of each. I love the fact that I am going to have a son and a daughter, I feel like I am getting the best of both worlds. If we end up having another child in the future I won’t care about the gender for real this time, I may even convince my husband to wait until the baby is born until we find out. We will see though, I didn’t care about the gender the first time either and I still couldn’t wait.
If the ultrasound showed that I was having a girl I probably wouldn’t have been disappointed right away but I think that I would eventually feel sad that I don’t have a son. I would have loved the baby girl more than anything but I probably would have felt like there was something missing. At the end of the day I do feel that having a healthy baby is the most important thing but the fact that I am getting the gender I wanted is the icing on the cake.