WE’RE HAVING A GIRL!!!!!
July 20th, 2020 was the date of my first ultrasound. At the time, I was 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and still had NO IDEA how many babies I was carrying. I think that seeing my body looking so much bigger than I was ever used to it being, had me convinced there’d be more than one; that and the fact that my mom had three sets of twins, had us mentally preparing ourselves for multiples.
The night before the ultrasound, I was a nervous wreck. There was a lot of nervous anticipation leading up to the day, and it was finally a few hours away. I was so scared something was going to be wrong with baby/babies, and I could not, for the life of me, stop crying.
At the appointment (the big 20 week ultrasound is referred to as the Anatomy Scan as it is where every body part and organ on the growing baby is measured), we immediately got to see that it was just one baby! I calmed down as soon as the sweet and knowledgable ultrasound tech started moving the wand around to take her measurements, but Joel was white knuckling my shoulder through most of the hour and a half appointment.
Ever since seeing those two lines on the positive pregnancy test, I convinced myself we were definitely having a baby boy. That thought changed to twin boys when I saw my bump getting so big so fast. I thought that because it was my first thought, my new mother’s intuition had to be right, right? WRONG! At the end of the anatomy scan (they have to wait until the very end, apparently, because some people have bad reactions to learning the sex of their baby and have to stop the scan before it’s finished) we got to see that little baby Blumer had no penis. Baby Blumer’s a girl!
So, gender reveals annoy a lot of people because the idea of “gender” shouldn’t be assigned, which I totally get. Whatever/whoever baby girl wants to be is 100% a-okay with us! The reason gender reveals annoy the shit out of me, however, is because I don’t think that pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Little boys can wear pink and play dress up and have dolls and girls can love playing with trucks in the dirt. Despite our baby being a girl, we still accepted hand-me-downs from our friend’s baby boy, that she will wear and throw up and shit on them all the same! If you remember 8th grade science class, you can probably recall that females have two X chromosomes, while males have an X and a Y; hence the theme of our pretentious, yet adorable sex chromosome balloon reveal.
Now, the next battle is trying to agree on a girl name… wish us luck!