Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blue vs Pink or Eric vs Michelle

One of the privileges of being Eric's wife is occasionally being right and getting to tell him "I told you so". (I know, not a great marriage practice, but that's a separate blog.) Frankly I don't get the opportunity to do it much. But we may have come upon the greatest "I told you so" of our lives.

The gender of our unborn child.

That's right, we're back to square one as far as knowing whether we'll have a little Eli or Maggie. As you may recall, at our December appointment the ultrasound tech said she thought she saw scrotum. Eric confirms that he saw what she was talking about. I, however, saw no such thing and was not fully convinced. (I will not be fully convinced until I see a penis.)

Today, thanks to Eric being on the board and the wonderful people who work there, we were able to have another ultrasound at the Bella Pregnancy Resource Center. Jodie, the nurse manager, was kind enough to do the ultrasound for us. It was amazing to see our baby on that screen again. We were lucky enough to see the Niesling sucking on toes, hands, and the umbilical cord. Eric's parents, who had never seen an ultrasound, were also there experiencing it with us. Roxie, Bella's executive director, was there as well. It was amazing for all of us.

We explained our gender conundrum to Jodie (Eric believing wholeheartedly that it is a boy while I remain somewhat skeptical) and she attempted to discover the sex herself. Unfortunately, our baby has a sense of modesty and kept his/her legs together, preventing any peeks into our boy vs girl problem. Eric flat out asked Jodie, if he put a gun to her head what would she say, and her reply was that she had no idea. It is completely 50/50 in her mind.

So while Eric still says it's a boy, I am back to telling people that we're not sure. We're hoping to have another ultrasound in a couple weeks to help determine who is right and who is wrong. The winner of this argument will be talking about it for the rest of our lives. Let's just hope it's me. :)


  1. lol, good thing I haven't bought any fabric yet :)

  2. I'm sure you can find something neutral the Niesling will love no matter what!

  3. Wow...they always say Mama knows best! It will be fun to see what the next ultrasound says!

  4. It was so fun to be there and see grandbaby sucking his or her toes!

  5. I didn't know that it was an "I think" situation from the tech. Our tech prepped us before hand and said that if it's not a "yes, for sure, boy" verdict (like what Bubba showed us), that it could be a toss up and to not assume either way. Well, there's nothing wrong with waiting...especially since your house won't be ready to decorate until after. ;) (And he/she will grow out of the early baby clothes by then too.)