Some people like to keep the gender a surprise but I was dying to know, there was no way that I could wait for the full nine months not knowing if I was having a boy or a girl. It felt like forever waiting for the 16-20 week appointment to find out and it was finally time.
My boyfriend drove me to the appointment and dropped me off at the doctor’s office but didn’t come in instead he went back to football practice. As I was waiting to be called in I was so nervous my heart was pounding and my hands were sweating, the moment I had been waiting for had finally come. My mind raced wondering if it was a boy or girl, I really thought I was having a boy.
Once I was called in I laid on the bed and the technician put the goo on my belly moving the tool around checking to make sure everything was growing correctly. she asked me “do you want to know the gender” and of course I said “yes.” My heart was thumping out of my chest, every time she would open her mouth my heart would stop I was so excited to hear what I was having.
Unfortunately, with the position that Jade was in the best she could do was guess that I was having a girl but it was hard to tell since her legs were crossed. I didn’t know Jade’s official gender until I had the second 3D ultrasound.
When I first heard I was having a girl I’m not going to lie I was disappointed. I had always wanted to have a boy first so that when I have my girl my son could protect his little sister. Looking back now, I have no reason to be disappointed, little did I know having a girl was the best news ever. As my pregnancy progressed having a girl became more and more exciting to me, little girl clothes are the cutest. Having a baby girl is the best thing in the world and I couldn’t be happier, she is the most wonderful girl and bring me so much joy every day. There is a saying “a boy is yours until he meets his wife but a girl is yours forever.” A mother-daughter bond is something that is truly special and I am so lucky to have her in my life as my daughter and best friend.