We found out Bump’s gender!!!!!!!!!
Hahaha ok let me story you. Very kan cheong one wtf.
My 3rd month visit, I casually asked my doctor, can we check the gender yet?
Doc said we can try using the genital tubercle angle.
Basically it involves taking a sideway shot of the baby, and measuring the angle of the genital tubercle (which is what the genitals are before they develop into male or female genitals). It’s a method used to discern the gender at about 12-14 weeks.
So if the angle of the tubercle is more than 30 degrees, it’s a male. If it’s less than 30 degrees or parallel to the fetus’s body, it’s a girl.
Photo source here.
I didn’t take a picture but…. when we scanned for the angle, it looked like it was 45 degrees wtf.
And I cursed Fatty’s sperm WTF.
But Fatty’s mom once took his birth date and time for a bazi reading (fortune teller reading) and Fatty told me he was supposed to have two sons. And we believed it cos everything else that the bazi predicted about Fatty’s life came true.
So I accepted that we would be having another boy and we even decided on a name for him! We planned on calling him Noah hehe.
Then came the fourth month’s check. Doctor did the usual methodical measurements and checking and then said, “Do you want to confirm the gender?”
Me: “Oh ok sure go ahead.”
Doc: “What did I tell you it was before?”
Me: “Um a boy…”
Doc: “Well actually it looks like a girl now.”
Then she showed me the ultrasound.
Basically you’re looking at Bump from under her butt wtf. On the right is her butt, the long thing protruding to the right is one of her legs, and the other leg is below it, not as obvious but there.
And in between the legs, no penis!
Either that or a very poorly hung boy?
Doctor said not to announce it or start shopping yet though and to wait for the fifth month check to confirm.
Suspense killing or not I ask you!?? First say boy, then say girl. Which one then!!!!
I’d already started thinking of Bump as a boy and picked his name and everything suddenly this throws me into turmoil again wtf. Maybe some new age hippie parents prefer not to know the gender but not me!!! I wanna know as much as I can about my baby please.
Anyway we waited an excruciating four more weeks. Actually more like I waited an excruciating time, Fatty just sailed along cos he doesn’t really mind either way.
But I damn kan cheong ok. The morning before my fifth month checkup which was two days ago, I was cuddling Fighter to sleep for his nap and my heart beat very fast at meeting Bump Girl or Bump Boy that I think Fighter could hear it and he couldn’t fall asleep hahaahaha.
Went for the checkup…
Yep no penis again!
Doctor some more very confident, she said can see the ‘hamburger’ which apparently confirms it’s a girl cos the three bulges are the labia and clitoris. Her exact words, “You can start shopping now.”
Hear that Fatty? Doctor’s orders.
So Bump is a girl!
Still in a bit of shock but very happy! Feel a bit unprepared for a girl now though cos I’d totally anticipated a boy – I made plans to touch up the nursery a bit and I was still opting for more boyish colors cos I felt that Bump wouldn’t be a girl hahaha.
I played it cool all the way out of the doctor’s office though. Then the second we stepped out I punched Fatty out of joy WTF.
Having a son and a daughter is my idea of a perfect family! Maybe cos my own family is like that hahaaha.
But I exercised considerable self restraint ok. I headed for all the girly stores I’d never had a reason to enter before but didn’t buy anything. Only got some pink pajamas which were from the discount bin anyway and totally necessary as her first outfits in hospital and back. ^^
(Actually it was cos I was so overwhelmed by the vast array of choices I immediately backed out of the store and thought I’d try again later wtf.)
Now to think of a name!