Surprise, It’s A Boy!

Have I told you the story about your mothers pregnancy son? Your birthday is coming up so why not tell you a birth story right? I won’t tell you all about it because I am sure that your mother would choke me to death if I told you here. There is one minor detail that changed the outcome though. To get there I must tell you a few parts of the story.

Your mother and I at first didn’t even know you were even around. Yup, that’s right, for 8 weeks in the beginning of the pregnancy, you were not even though in our heads. We were in the middle of a bathroom renovation. It was not until your mother went to the doctor, just to rule out the idea of her being pregnant, that we realized we were about to have a baby.

There are some myths around for pregnant women to find out the sex of their child without the ultrasound. Well, some of those test pointed to you being a girl. In fact, so many of them pointed that way, that even our doctor thought you would be too!

We were so sure that we were having a girl, that we had already picked out names, ruling out any boys name. It was not until the day of the ultrasound to find out if you were a boy or girl that we even thought about a boy’s name. On the car ride to the doctor we picked out a name, knowing in the back of our heads that more than likely our efforts were a lost cause.

The sonogram tech did her first tests to make sure that everything was developing along, which to our relief it was.  She then asked…

Do you want to know if it is a boy or a girl because it is pretty obvious?

Of course we did! She pointed to the screen and said,

You see that right there?

It was small but we could.

© The Rookie Dad

It’s a boy!

From that moment, I dreamed of playing baseball with you, teaching you to fish, playing in the mud, coaching you, and loving that I have a son.


About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Parenting and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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