My wife and I are expecting our second child in April. We went for level 2 ultrasound Thursday because I was born with a clubbed foot and we wanted to make sure everything was ok with the baby.
One really Nice thing about a level 2 ultra sound is you get to find out the sex of the baby before you normally would. After a long and annoying wait at the doctor’s office because there was a scheduling mix-up we were taken to talk to the genetic counselor. We give out all of our family medical history and she makes some notes and tells us that we are at more or less no more risk than anyone else to have a child with a clubbed foot. Yay!
Next up, the ultra sound. We are eventually taken back and they start doing the ultra sound and take measurements of the baby’s head, arms, guts and pretty much every other part of the baby. We asked the lady doing the ultrasound to not tell us the sex until we could bring the rest of our family into the room. The were in the waiting room while the actual important-for-the-baby part of the ultrasound was done.
They come into the room and the ultrasound tech zeros in on the baby’s junk and announces that it is a boy. There are hugs, kisses and congratulations going around.
I’m still in shock. I know how to deal with a girls. I’m good at being a dad to Grace, now I have start at zero again. I’m excited.