OK internet, I have to confess I've been holding out. Big news.
Well, I expect all 4 of you reading this are thinking, yah, already knew. But in case you didn't internet, the TwoMittens family is expecting a new baby!
With so much going on the past few months and weeks, it's almost been a non-issue. Not that it hasn't been a big deal, because it has. I just haven't had a lot of time to dwell on it constantly, like I did last time.
So there you have it.
And we've had an ultrasound, and routine testing and all the rest, and all is well. And all is one. Baby that is. One baby this time around. I can't tell you what a happy relief that was. Two was quite a novelty the first time, but we are plenty happy with one this time. Whew!
And while I love my boys with every fibre of my being, I think a girl would be a nice addition. Just so I'm not, you know, completely outnumbered. Although, I know we'll be thrilled with whatever we get. Because really, it's already done except for the finding out.
AND TODAY WE WERE SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT!!
And I was so excited. Until we got to the examining room for our routine 18-20week ultrasound this afternoon and realized in a moment that it was not going to go well. I've had myself many an ultrasound before, and some better than others, but all mostly good. Until Igor. Igor the aweful. First of all, most of the techs are women. Not sure if that's usually the case, but maybe it imparts a certain empathy? They are generally quite friendly and helpful. Even enthusiastic.
I don't really believe in stereotypes, but if Igors with thick accents and no personality or warmth or apparent interest in the patient other than his highly technical task at hand, don't bother to ask questions I'm not going to answer, I just got here from 'the block', implies a stereotype...well then, he was it.
I barely saw any of what was going on. He 'politely' deferred any questions CH asked him. And the pictures we requested (as is the norm) seemed to be a chore for him at the end of the session.
I'm so disappointed.
I realize many people still wait all the way until gosh, delivery to find out what they are having. But we are not those people. I was just as excited today and looking forward to knowing a little more about my tiny new person.
Anyway, I'll consult with my doctor and if need be we'll make our own appt for the very near future. We're going to find out dammit!!
I was just hoping it was going to be today.