Where to begin!
My husband and I decided very VERY early on that we would not find out the sex of the baby. Now I am a curious person by nature, so this decision was a big deal for me. He truly wanted to be surprised, “We live in the age of information. Let’s at least be surprised with this.” Those were his heartfelt words. How could I go against it? Plus he looked at me with his pretty green eyes and just melted my heart when he said it lol. I had to go with it!!
So day after day, month after month, we went about imagining what our baby will be. With each doctor visit we stressed the fact that we didn’t know the sex and we weren’t interested in finding out. It was written in our chart and everything.
Fast forward to this week, 8 months deep into the game, our doctor decided that we should have copies of certain pages from our chart. (Can you see where I’m headed here?? Lol) We really didn’t think much of it, figured it was standard practice when you get to a certain point. We grab our copies, hop on the elevator and start heading home. Being who I am, I took a look at the pages. When I flipped the first sheet over and began reading the second, I was stopped dead in my tracks. Literally. Written at the bottom of the sheet was the gender of our baby. I looked at my husband and said, “Nooooooo!!!”. I reacted. Should I have kept it to myself? Maybe, but I can’t play poker to save my life. When he saw it, he was livid. I cried. Not because of the gender, but because of the disappointment of finding out. Waiting for so long to be surprised, only to have it ruined.
Needless to say, we phoned the office. Well, my husband did. He was 10x more upset than I was. We just couldn’t fully wrap our minds around what happened. The office apologized, profusely. I mean what else could they do? This isn’t retail where you give the customer a discount. I mean hey, if they want to knock 70% off the hospital bill, we’ll take it! But what could you do?? What can anyone do in this situation?
If you are trying to go down the same surprising road we did, alway remember to remind your doctor about your wish to not know the gender. Regardless of whether or not it is written all over your chart, remind them. Mistakes happen and at the end of the day we are human. So remind them, EVERY SINGLE TIME!
That being said, after the disappointment, we were definitely ecstatic to know that our little girl is healthy! 😀😀😀 We cannot wait to meet her! ❤❤❤
-Peace, Love and Tutu’s