It happened today.
We found out if were going to have a boy or girl. And I have to say it was an amazing moment.
This particular doctors visit has been a standout date in my mind. I’m guessing that, other than the obvious, this visit helps calm one small piece of pregnancy related anxiety. Or, at a minimum, it gives you a bit of direction.
My wife was on the doctors table and I was sitting to her left. We both patiently watched as the doctor moved the “magic wand” around her belly taking all of the required photos.
Then, all of the sudden, I saw something that looked like it might be the area in between the baby’s legs. Shortly thereafter the doctor confirmed what I was looking at and asked if we wanted to know the gender. We excitedly said yes and she gave us the news.
The moment the words came out of her mouth… it was almost like a switched flipped for me. Heck, I almost teared up.
In that split second, knowing the gender made everything seem so much more real. Life events, activities and all sorts of things rushed through my mind.
The baby doesn’t have a name just yet, but the fact that it can now be labeled as he or she is awesome.
People have often said that having a child opens up a new level of love that you never knew was possible, and I think today I may have peaked behind that door just a bit for the first time.