Up until our recent ultrasound, the concept of “baby” was so surreal. Yes, we had heard the heartbeat, many times. We had a boy and a girl name picked out. I’ve heard with the first baby, time goes very slowly. And sloooowwww it has seemed. Sloooow months of nausea and throwing up. Sloooow months of my belly growing.
When we showed up to check in for our ultrasound, we were right on time. Unfortunately, time continued to go very slowly and we didn’t get into the ultrasound room until 45 minutes after our scheduled appointment. I was so nervous because I had no idea what to expect. Lucky me, our tech had warmed gel to use on my belly and then there was our baby! With a distinct head and a spine. We had a male ultrasound technician, but he was very professional and talked us through everything he was seeing. Pretty soon he said, “Baby is butt down.” Explains why I sometimes feel like I got kicked in the bladder!!
What I didn’t know about ultrasounds is that while some of it is fun, a lot of it is extremely uncomfortable! Perhaps it was because our baby’s legs were so close together it was hard to see the gender. He pushed very hard on my stomach trying to get a good angle. He had me turn onto my right and left side trying to get baby to show us the goods. I felt frustrated that we were having trouble seeing baby’s gender, but I kept praying that God would let us find out today. Finally, the tech stopped and started typing, “This is probably…”
“You ready?” he asked. He finished typing, “…a girl.”
He said he had felt pretty sure for the last 10 minutes but wanted to make sure.
Hubby and I both grinned at each other. People kept asking us what gender we wanted, but what we really wanted was to know who was in my belly. And now we do.
Her name is Abrielle.