Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's a . . .

So, the story goes a little something like this:

I've been going back and forth on finding out the sex of this baby.  Since the pregnancy was a surprise, I thought maybe knowing the gender would help me adjust and prepare (mentally and physically) for the baby.  I also know that I liked NOT knowing before and so I wasn't sure what to do.  Brad on the other hand continued to stick to not finding out ahead of time.

The night before the ultrasound . . .
Me:  So, you're pinned to the wall and you have to decide right now, for good, whether to find out the sex or not.  What do you do?
Brad:  I wouldn't find out.
Me:  Why?
Brad:  There are so few surprises left in life and I really liked being surprised at the girls' births.
Me:  Ok, then we won't find out.  (I'm planning to be a submissive wife and go with him on this.  Plus, I just want someone else to make the decision for me.  ;)

In the ultrasound. . .
Bethany (the ultrasound tech):  Do you guys want to know the gender of the baby?
Me:  Nope, we want to keep it a surprise.
Bethany:  Ok, I'm about to measure the legs and umbilical cord so if you don't want to know, you'd better look away.

As I looked away, I looked at Brad.  What was he doing?  LOOKING at the TV monitor!!!  I jumped on his case about how he wanted it to be a surprise . . .
Brad:  Well, now I want to know. 
Me:  What do you mean?  You told me yesterday you didn't!
Brad:  Well, now I'm interested.
Me:  NOW you're interested?!
Brad:  Relax, I can't tell what I'm looking at anyway.
Me:  You know what that means, don't you?  If you don't seen anything then it's a girl!
Bethany:  Ok, you guys decide what you want to do and give me the final word.  I'm not saying a thing until then!

I got on his case for a while for changing his mind and when Bethany was going to do some measuring of the feet she asked us what our final decision was. . .
Brad:  We want to know.
Bethany (looking at me!):  What's the final word?
Me:  Oh good grief, go ahead and tell us!  (look at what a flexible person I'm becoming!)
Bethany:  IT'S A BOY!!!
Us:  What?!

So there you have it.  We would never pass as ultrasound technicians because even when Bethany showed us how she could tell it was a boy. . . we were pretty much taking her word for it.  But she said, 100% for sure a BOY!

Crazy.  We're adjusting to the idea of our family changing drastically and Brad's considering what it means to raise a boy into a man.  :)  Here we go. . .