Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Ultrasound. It's A.....

I love school, with only a few exceptions.  It has taken over my life! I am working really hard  on finding some balance, but it's a constant battle.  I figure with all the papers I'm writing (at least a 5 pager a week) (which is only difficult as I have to research academic stuff) (and that can be boring), I shall soon become an expert writer.  And maybe, just maybe, will use these skills to write a memoir.  Or continue into a doctorate program and focus on research stuff.  I won't tell you which one I favor as my geek will totally come through and, for my kids' sake, I'm trying to "cool" myself up.

Um, yeah.

In other news, I'm over 20 weeks (22.2 exactly) and will finally have my ultrasound (moving, changing doctors, and insurance stuff really delayed the process) today.  The question that is on everyone's mind is, what will I have?  A boy? A girl? Twins? (Haha, it's one baby BUT IT'S POSSIBLE.)

However, I am taking the crazy route and not finding out.

That's right, folks.  This baby will be the first in our family to not have a gender until birth!  Er...rather, for us not to know the gender.

With our first two, it was imperative that I find out.  Seriously.  I would lay awake at night wondering who inhabited my body.  Now, I want to be surprised.  This will be the last pregnancy and I want it to be as special as both Emily's and Andrew's were and there is no real urgency in finding out the sex now.  I mean, even when I did know Andrew's sex I still didn't buy clothes until after he was born (although, in my defense, that's because he came a leeeetle bit early).

And that's it: School, baby, two other kids, craziness.


  1. With my first I intend to find out (I have no patience) but I think I'll wait with my second. I know lots and lots of people right now who are choosing to not find out and be surprised instead. I think it's so cool, if you have the patience for it! :)

  2. Good for you! I always have to find out because I need that time to prepare mentally to receive that child. For 7 weeks we thought Paul was a girl, but a late ultrasound to check for other things determined that he had blossomed into a boy. You can imagine how upside down my world was taking pink things to exchange for blue and then picking out a different gender "perfect name." Well, the naming was too hard after the gender surprise switch, so he was named after my dad, the only name I really loved without having to get used to it. :) Thank goodness my girls STAYED girls. I hope all is found to be well with your baby.

  3. Healthy, and hopefully happy. That's all that matters.

    And so far, when I've been crazy, my babies came out calmer. May you have the same luck!

  4. I came here all excited to find out! Ha! Oh well, whatever it is I just hope it's healthy and jumping all around for your ultrasound.

  5. Congratulations on having! Horray! What fun to not know the gender.....I don't know if I could do that!

  6. I think it's fun. I'm not sure if I would want to find out with our hypothetical first.

  7. I'm always so impressed with people that can wait to find out about the gender. As soon as I knew that the nurse could tell what he was, I yelled out, "What is it?" On a completely unrelated note, as someone who has a doctorate, academic writing will help your writing. It will. It did mine.

  8. I thought I was going to find out...Although, I understand your desire to keep it a surprise.


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