Tuesday, January 02, 2007

It's a Boy!....Or a Girl!

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.

8 comments:

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Oh Mrs M...I'm so disappointed for you guys...knowing how much you wanted to KNOW. Argh! We went to Canada Diagnostic Centre for our 4D with W (which was AWESOME) PH: 212-5855
Some days I really want to know too!

Alyson said...

With two previous pregnancies I've experienced many an ultrasound. I have to say that Canada Diagnostic Centre was my best experience except for one tech but that was in the afternoon so if you make your appointment in the morning all should be fine.

With this pregnancy I've already had 5 ultrasounds and I still haven't had my 18-20 week one. Just so you know the 4D costs $20 but its so much more fun because they move.

Two Mittens said...

Thanks for the tips girlfriends!

Darcy said...

I have to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I think that you are an absolutely wonderful mother. I am a little disappointed in hearing your story about your ultrasound. What a disappointment it must have been! I sure really hope that you can find out the sex of your baby. I always like to know as well. I am very happy for you guys! I could not imagine having another set of twins running around. It would be hard to survive I think.... I could not imagine having 10 kids like a lot of people had in the old days... That is insanely absurd. My mother was 1 of 8 and it was completely nutso....

Peace Sweet Peas said...

a pox on IVAN the horrible.

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Not that a boy wouldn't be nice too but I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL.I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL.I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL.I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL. I HOPE IT'S A GIRL.

Sonja said...

We went to Ultrasound Preview when I was pregnant with my fourth baby. I had to know because we have three boys. We went at about 24 weeks. I'm still out numbered 2 to one, but I have my little girly girl and she's amazing. It was a great experience.

five out east said...

I hope you get the girl the family has been waiting for,too. I just hope that if they tell you it is, you don't have the same experience of a friend of mine. They went a week before due date to check on their daughter, and the ultrasound revealed a boy instead. Hope your technician is better at reading them.

nicole said...

Congrats! Its nicole from the ol 5th ward...we miss you by the way.. i realize we hardly new eachother but I always enjoyed chattin with you. Anyways shocking news that you are expecting! I am thrilled for you. You seem like an awesome mom...from what i have seen and read. Hope you dont mind that i read your blog... hope all is well in the new ward and place.