Tuesday, July 12, 2005

When he moves I watch him from behind
he turns and laughter flickers in his eyes

The room was dark. I leaned back and closed my eyes slightly. I felt warm lube squirting all over my tummy. No, this is not porn, I was about to find out the sex of baby #2.

I opened my eyes and looked at the television screen. Nothing. The nurse fidgeted with the scanner a bit. Back and forth across my tummy. It kinda ached, but I just winced and waited. Still nothing...and there it was. A head. A curled back. Then arms, little fingers, legs, and toes.

I turned to the nurse and said, "It's a boy, isn't it?"
"Yes," she replied.
I knew it.
I remembered quite clearly from the first time around, what "boy parts" in an ultrasound looked like, and there it was. Clear as day.

The technology has improved in the past two years, to the point where they now give you a 4D view of the kid's face. I did not ask for this, and I probably wouldn't have. It's scary. Yuck. But still amazing. I watched as the little heartbeat fluttered quickly on the screen.

I felt good and happy, but a little twinge of guilt that maybe, just maybe, a girl would have been nice. Funny, I didn't care what it was until that very moment. I still don't. Guilt, gone. Boys rock.

I am relieved. Now I can start thinking of names, and relating a little more to this guy. I also smile at my son and get a little teary. Soon, I'll have two of them. Two boys.



Blogger Leslie said...

Weeeee....now what do I win? Naming rights?

Hmmm....Tito perhaps?

And if you include K, you have THREE boys! Ha ha!

And Hank and Henry are DOOMED being outnumbered by GIRLS!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would never believe that's the way I was leaning. The Ys have it.

How cool for you. I love boys. I'm learning to like girls, but boys rock.


Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Ahh, I got a little choked up reading about your new boy. Your first boy will be so excited to have a built-in best friend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:31:00 PM  
Blogger foodiechickie said...


Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger Yvett said...

Awww. Congratulations! What names are you liking?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:50:00 PM  
Blogger Rokes said...

Congrats to you guys!! Maybe baby #3 will be a girl! Ha, ha! ;)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:21:00 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

How cute!!! Congrats again!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:53:00 AM  
Blogger cessna said...

Boys are way funner than girls. So I am told.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Uccellina said...

Congratulations. My uterus is jealous and my biological clock just got louder. Oh, congratulations!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:16:00 PM  
Blogger little things said...


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger mipmup said...

awww yeah!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:12:00 PM  
Anonymous c.beans said...

I lost my bet! but it's really a win-win. Congrats Jenn!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 3:56:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Friday, July 22, 2005 9:00:00 PM  
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