After months of waiting, our second baby’s gender is revealed at last!
Yesterday, I came at AMOSUP Seamen’s Hospital for my ultrasound schedule. My appointment slip stated that I should be there at 9am, but by 5am, I was already wide, awake and very excited. I was sitting in front of the computer and was surfing the net to pass the time but even the wonders of internet seemed dull to a mom who just wanted to know the gender of the baby who’s playing soccer inside her tummy. When the internet failed to entertain me, I took out my Kobo and for the first time since I had it, the prospect of using the gadget seemed to lose its appeal. I ended up sitting at my parent’s terrace and drank two glasses of milk before I realized that that was the first time I drank that much in one sitting..the excitement was just too much!
I came in early but was quite disappointed when I was told that I had to wait for a while because three seafarer’s arrived ahead of me..haaaayyyy. I took out my Kobo from my ever present bag but I couldn’t understand what I was reading, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was reading it upside down. The lady sitting beside me gave me a friendly smile and tried to engage me into conversation but all I could manage was a stiff smile, several nods, “ah” and “yes” before I excused myself and went to the toilet to pee. I ended up calling my friend and when the conversation was just warming up, the attendant called my name to come in. It’s revelation time!
The doctor must have noticed the excitement because just a few seconds after she placed the device in my tummy, she immediately declared the verdict..it’s a boy! All I could think was, wow, two boys in a household is fun! I didn’t hear the rest of the doctor’s comments, because I kept imagining our first son Elijah Michael sharing his toys and playing with his baby brother. I might be lying there looking like an idiot with a dreamy look and a dreamy smile, for all I care..we’re having another boy and I couldn’t be happier.
From the time I announced that I’m pregnant for the second time, everybody’s been wishing for a baby girl because we already have a boy. I wished for it too. The prospect of having a baby girl was exciting because it’s something I’ve never experienced before. But when the ultrasound revealed that I’ll be giving birth to a boy, I realized that I am just as happy and excited..So excited that I went straight to the mall to buy a memento of our baby’s gender announcement.
If there’s one thing I learned about my latest ultrasound result, it’s that having a boy when everybody’s been wishing for a girl doesn’t make a baby less special and less exciting. In my eyes as a mom, a baby coming out of my tummy will always be precious no matter what the gender is. God gave us a boy and this boy will be loved and cherished just like his Kuya.
To you baby boy, Mommy and Daddy can’t wait to meet you. Oh, I almost forgot, Kuya has been telling me that he’ll take care of his Captain America toy (he’s been putting it to sleep every night) so he can give it to you, and in case you were asleep last night and didn’t hear Kuya, he said that he’s “sooooo sorry” that Spiderman’s arm broke while fighting with Blue Ranger and Batman so we’ll just buy you a new one next time Now, what name shall we call you? Mommy needs to do her research..