Monday, September 14, 2009

Are you going to find out?

I was surprised that once we started telling people that we were pregnant, the first question almost everyone asked was, "Are you going to find out?"

Not 'when are you due/how far along are you' or 'are you feeling alright' or 'are you excited', but 'are you going to find out'. And that's actually how they ask it (as opposed to "Are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl?"). If you are our parents, you probably followed up that questions with, "I hope it's a girl." No pressure of course.

Our 'big' ultrasound (aka anatomy aka morphology aka level II) was supposed to be next week, but with switching doctors, we got that switched too and it's tomorrow now. It will have been 10 weeks since we saw this kid last! And I'm excited that it's now going to be at the University's MFM group and I'm really familiar with them since their u/s techs filled in after my RE's regular tech quit. They had told me that their are big flat screen monitors on the wall for the patients to watch instead of crooking our necks trying to peak at the machine. My SIL had to have them do an extra scan and said that it's a lot nicer than the setup at the hospital she was using.

And then the big question, boy or girl? We're going to find out if we get a peak, but lately I have been feeling like I really don't care if I know or not. Which is a pretty big change, because I had been really gung ho about knowing, but now, eh. Truly, if everything else is looking good, I don't care if we don't get a peek. In fact, a significant portion of me would rather not know. But the practical side knows it will be nice to plan accordingly.

Either way, we're still really looking forward to tomorrow.

Me and hubby stepped into the "Gene Machine" many years ago to see what our future children might look like. Considering that it's a joke anyhow, I'd still say that it appears that things will turn out ok. So, for your viewing pleasure, our potential future son or daughter.


Celia said...

The baby will be adorable no matter what flavor you have. We are finding out. It was enough of a surprise wondering if we would ever get pregnant. I want to KNOW. Screw surprise. I want all available information. Plus, we cannot settle on a girls name and decided to shelve it unless it was an issue. So we are hoping for a boy, just because we already agreed on a name. NOTHING sounds right with my husbands long french Canadian name.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's funny how people are so focused on the "finding out" part. The first thing that comes to my mind is "when are you due/how far along are you?"

The other thing we keep getting pestered about is names. I don't even want to tell anyone about names we are considering, yet I know people close to us will be offended if I say that, so I have just been saying that we have no idea yet. I DO NOT want input from anyone and everyone about the name. Nor do I want anyone stealing our name.

The big ultrasound is tomorrow, how exciting! I'm so glad you get to go to a nice, high tech ultrasound place. It will be so great to get to see your baby again. Enjoy every second of it!

Amanda said...

Celia- I'm laughing cause of your use of the word "flavor"... I'm going to be pretty upset at our clinic if this kid comes out any flavor other than vanilla! Cause, really, who that's done an IUI has had the thought go through their head about "OMG, what if they mixed up the sperm?!"

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

i think i would want to know. just so i could have months to make a name and decorate the room. im just OCD like that. were waiting to see if "you found out"!

Sophie A. said...

How exciting :D. Those kids actually look really cute!

Michelle said...

Aww the pics are cute! That's cool they got the u/s moved closer!
I like the idea of being surprised, but I honestly couldn't do it. If the baby wouldn't cooperate, I'd be fine with that, but I can't sit there and say no don't tell me when they can tell. It would drive me crazy.
Good luck tomorrow. It sounds like it's going to be at a great place!