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Is it a boy or girl?

On December 23, 2009 we had our second ultrasound. I was about 19 weeks preggers and we had the choice of finding out the baby’s sex. I really wanted to keep it a surprise. For whatever reason, I really liked the thought of not knowing and waiting. I thought it would be awesome to not know until you are in the delivery room and gave birth to the baby. Zach, on the other hand, wanted to know soooo bad. He thought I was crazy for not wanting to know the baby’s gender. He even tried to persuade me by saying I needed to know so I could to my whole “nesting” thing. (Little did I know, he was right.)

I finally gave in. But…I still wanted to make it some kind of surprise for Zach. So we went to the doctor’s appointment and you know how they always have you pee in a cup at the beginning of the appointment? Well I went back to go pee in a cup but I snuck into the ultrasound tech’s room and I told her my idea. I didn’t want her to say the gender during the ultrasound but I wanted her to write down on a piece of paper if it was a boy or girl and give it to me afterward so I could break the news to Zach as a Christmas present. She agreed!!

So, during the ultrasound the tech asked if we wanted to know the gender and Zach looked at me. I firmly said no (I could hardly conceal my smile). I held my breath the whole time hoping she wouldn’t slip and say he or she. She kept it a complete secret the whole time. After the ultrasound, the tech asked if I could follow her to sign something. So I followed her out of the room and into another room. That’s when she said she was 99.9% sure we were having a girl.

As dumb as it sounds, I was sad I wasn’t having a boy. I remember my response was more like, “Oh!” because I thought for sure I was having a boy. And I was uncertain if Zach was going to be as happy because I knew he wanted a boy. I also had so many reasons why I didn’t want to have a girl, mostly because I didn’t want to have a child who was like me, if that makes sense…

Here’s her feet…I love this picture.