As we prepare for the (very soon) arrival of our son, and as I’ve had months to bond with my little boy while he is in utero, I can’t help but wonder, is he a he?
I would say that the answer, likely, is yes. But we have only had one person, on one occasion tell us that this is so. Now it was an ultrasound technician who told us this, and not the local fortune teller, but since that 20 week ultrasound, I think we’ve only had one more ultrasound, and it was brief and there was no second look to see what was lurking “down below”. I imagine the tech got it right as she definitively announced “there’s his penis”, and pointed to something (which looked like nothing really to me), but could it have been something else? Could it have been my daughter giving a little “thumbs up” between her legs. Again, not likely, but I have heard stories about people thinking they were getting one gender, then they got the other. I know the mix-up is most often the other way around, but I’ve heard of both cases (although the one person who recently told us about getting a girl, when expecting a boy, had her child like 20 years ago).
Well, either way, we’ll be thrilled. As we wrote before, I was somewhat scared about raising a boy, but now that I’ve had months to prepare, I am totally thrilled that he will be a boy. But if Piccolino turns out to be Piccolina, I will be equally excited.
And she’ll have a nice blue nursery. And a lot of blue and green clothes.
But that’s just fine.