While performing the ultrasound, the tech had asked me if I had been having any baby dreams lately. And truth be told, I had my FIRST one only two nights before. I began to share...
The night before the gender determination ultrasound, I go into labor and deliver a perfectly healthy, perfectly full term baby. Everything goes quite smoothly, so smoothly in fact, the doctors and nurses whisk the baby away for what seems like two days. I was so excited that I barely even notice and suddenly remember that I forgot to ask whether we had a boy or a girl! I quickly turn to Mike, asking him, "Honey! Well?! What was it?!" And he turns to me and says, "Oh, don't worry! I took care of it all. We had a baby boy and I even named him too!" Say what!? He proceeded to tell me that he named our baby boy Ian. A name that neither of us have ever discussed, have never even mentioned. So, in my dream I shrug my shoulders and then have a momentary freak out that I had forgotten to call out sick from work that day, since I had given birth and all. Baby boy Ian. Hmm.
The ultrasound tech starts laughing. She says, "I stand by that old tale. For 18 years it has never steered me wrong. Are you ready to know what you're having?" And with that, she had me roll onto my right side to shift Baby M's hiney into the air. The perfect money shot.
Without further a do, we are pleased to introduce BABY BOY M!!
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails!