Baby Gender: It’s a….


Yesterday was the day of the big ultrasound.  The one where they take all the measurements, look at the heart, the spine, the bones, the head, etc.  This is also the one where they tell you the sex of the baby, which we decided to go ahead and find out.

They don’t tell you if any of the anatomical stuff checks out.  They make you wait for the doctor for that information, so we get to sweat about that stuff until next Friday.  But most ultrasound techs will go ahead and tell you the sex of the baby if you ask them to.  Of course, we did.  So, she took a good look, and it turns out that it’s a girl!

She also printed out a very sweet picture of the baby sucking her thumb.  Let’s all take a moment and say, “Aaaaaaawww.”

sucking thumb


In case it’s hard for you to tell, she’s laying on her back with her head to the right.

So did you guess correctly in the poll?  I didn’t!  I was certain it was a boy.  Really, really certain.  Nope!  We’ve got a beautiful baby girl on the way.

When the ultrasound tech first told us, I thought she must be mistaken.  Then I felt a little bummed.  Let me be clear, I wasn’t bummed about the baby being a girl.  I don’t have some sort of idea that a boy would be better than a girl, nor do I feel the need to have one of each gender.  No, I was bummed that I had guessed wrong!

It took all of five minutes for me to get over the disappointment in my prognostication abilities, and now I’m excited and ready to go.  We’re going to have a beautiful baby girl!  Our little Grasshopper is going to have a little sister!  And best of all?  We don’t have to buy any clothes because we hung on to her old stuff!  I kid, I kid.  But seriously, this is great.  We are thrilled.

We’ve told our families, and, of course, the grandparents are thrilled, too.  My mother had guessed girl, and she was right on the money!  Go Mom!

I’m not sure how well the Grasshopper understands that the baby won’t be born with a tail after all.  For the record, I did ask the ultrasound tech to double-check to make sure.  Definitely no tail.  Regardless, they’ll have a great time playing and getting into trouble together.