J and I are not patient people. So when we learned yesterday that we would need to wait 4 more weeks — as opposed to the 2 as we had originally believed — to find out the gender of our baby, we both looked like this:
(I know, I know. I can imagine all the parents out there thinking, “If they can’t wait a measly 2 weeks for this milestone in their child’s life, they have another thing coming when the child is born.”)
So although I had already brought up the idea of a 3D/4D ultrasound to J which he vetoed as a “waste of money for something that looks a bit freaky,” I suggested it once more so that we can find out the sex as early as next week —
— and he agreed!
I immediately set about finding a reputable location nearby and found one in Brooklyn. The best part is that with Mother’s Day coming up, they’re having special promotions and discounts.
Ladies and gents, we will find out the sex of the baby next Wednesday night!
So won’t you please take the poll below and guess what the gender is…?
J is still passionately hoping for a boy. He says that if it’s a girl, he will keep her locked in a cage until she’s 18 and so wants to find out the sex ASAP so that he can start preparing for it (just in case it is a girl).
J’s (very traditional Chinese) parents are crossing their fingers for a boy too, and this was already obvious in the predominantly-blue baby clothes they brought us from Hong Kong.
My mother thinks it’s a girl, but is also hoping for a boy so that things will be “easier” for me with the in-laws. (She too, holds very traditional Asian values.) My father is the complete opposite; he thinks it’s a boy but wants a granddaughter. He says that spending all these years with 3 women — my mother, my sister, and me — has helped him be a better man and a more sensitive person. (Aww!)
As for me? In the first trimester I had strong feelings that it is a boy…but these feelings have subsided in the past few weeks. Right now I really don’t know! And I honestly don’t care. I just want a happy and healthy baby.
Nonetheless I’m still super duper excited to find out the baby’s sex!