Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Thirteen Days To The Ultrasound!!!!!

Okay, I have always said that I would be completely content to wait until our babies are born to know their gender, but that Ian has to know the second that it is possible to know. Since Ian has a long-earned reputation for opening his presents early, this has been readily believed by those who know us. I have to admit, however, that I am having a really hard time waiting for Speck's next ultrasound. I felt very certain, almost from the beginning, that Max was a boy, so his ultrasound was exciting, but mostly just a confirmation of what I already knew. This baby is more secretive, and while common consensus seems to believe it is a girl, I could still go either way. January 16, at 10:40, we will know for sure. If Speck has his/her legs crossed and we don't get to see what he/she is, I may have some sort of breakdown.

8 comments:

Jabbertrack said...

From a logistics standpoint It's a little silly but I think I would want another boy because of all the free hand-me-downs.

I also found out that I have a really strong preference to finding out early as you could probably tell :) I was crazy to know... but I think for me it was so I could manifest some sort of connection in my own mind just a little sooner.

Chelsa said...

We do have a lot of boy stuff, so it would be easy to clothe and toy another boy. On the other hand, we have a whole gang of relatives itching to go out and buy girl stuff, plus we have The Lindsays with their three girls' worth of clothes to borrow, so I think we'd be fine either way. I am itching to know, though.

granny said...

Excuse me...needle and the string?

Chelsa said...

As reassuring as knowing what the needle and the string have to say about Speck's gender, I am still waiting on the ultrasound for more proof.

Margaret said...

i'd just like to throw out that you can always dress girl babies in boy baby clothes. (i am sufficiently enough of a feminist that i would dress my boy babies in girl baby clothes, but i recognize that that is not for everyone.)

let us know as soon as you do!

Chelsa said...

It's true, you can dress girl babies in boy baby clothes. The baby is unlikely to care for a couple of years. However, if Speck is a girl, there will be a couple of grandmas who have been deprived of buying little dresses for the past year and a half, so I think the boy clothes will not be needed for a while. I have to say, my inner girly girl may come out a bit, as well.

Jessi said...

Just for the record...we northerners would be happy with a healthy little Speck Tillman of either gender :)

Chelsa said...

I'd be happy with either, too. It's the suspense that's getting to me.