Friday, December 18, 2009

Meeting Baby

December 18th, 2009

I just realized that I didn't write about our first ultrasound. Does that make me a bad mommy-to-be? I’m not sure why I didn’t write about it, it was such a cool experience. Our little plum was dancing around just like his mamma likes to. We got some great shots; the ultrasound technician said all the movement made her job easy because she could get all sorts of different angles. I didn’t cry, neither did John. I did laugh though. It was this giddy, is this really happening? Sort of laugh. John of course asked the tech if she could determine the sex. She said being the 13th week it was far too early, but she would look anyway. Well let me tell you it certainly looked like a boy, but the tech wouldn’t confirm anything. She said at 13 weeks swollen labia could be mistaken for a penis. No worries, we’ll find out for sure on January 11th. Yes, we’re going to find out the sex. I figure there will be enough surprises the day I give birth, I don’t need one more. Plus John is so convinced it is a boy (as am I to be honest) that we need to know, especially for thinking of a name. Right now our plan is to go in with a few names and not make our final decision until we see the face of our little love child. After all, we want the name to suit. My oma told me that is what she and opa did. They would go in with a few names and then name their baby once they came face to face with it. I think it’s a wonderful way to do it. I also got another good piece of name advice, although I forget who gave it to me. We’re not going to tell anyone what names we’ve chosen until the baby is born. This person told me that if you tell people your potential baby names before the baby is born they will be inclined to share their opinion with you, good or bad, but if you tell them once the baby is born what their name is they will be much less likely to say anything (especially negative) because the decision has already been made. It’s going to be hard for me to keep it a secret, but since everyone will know the sex, if gives us something fun to tell them when the bambino breaks into the world.


  1. I think boy too. And definitely don't tell people your name ideas. Can't wait to find out and be an auntie again!!

  2. That advice giver was me! xo