Miss or Mister?

So, the big question…. Is Pepsi a miss or a mister?

I went for my 20 week ultrasound as scheduled by my birthing clinic. At this visit I was supposed to learn if Pepsi’s spine was straight and if Pepsi decided to be a dude or a lady.

All the important stuff was good: Intact spine, lips are attached, there is a chin, normal heartbeat, 2 legs, 2 arms, 2 hands, 2 feet, 2 nostrils (who knew they could see so much in those fuzzy, grainy pictures?!), 2 eyes, 2 kidneys, a stomach, a brain, and I even saw one tiny little ear.

What else could we see? Well, Pepsi sure is extra wiggly! They had a hard time getting all the info they needed because of all the wiggling.

But they said it’s one good looking baby… not exactly sure what that means – and maybe they say that to everyone… but it sure sounded good.

All the kick kick kicking has started too – it is super gentle and I never even noticed it until yesterday – because Pepsi is mostly kicking into the placenta instead of into me (what a thoughtful baby). But there sure is a lot of it going on.

And boy or girl?!
Well, they asked if we wanted to know and then they said they would send the results to my doctor and the doctor would let me know in a few days.

What the what?!

That was such a disappointment that I checked with my midwife to see what the heck was going on.

She said they aren’t supposed to divulge the sex of the baby until 20 weeks and I won’t be 20 weeks until tomorrow. Seriously, tomorrow.

I understand the importance of rules – but that is being excessively strict, don’t you think? Especially since they are the ones that scheduled my 20 week ultrasound on the Monday instead of the Tuesday.

Yes, it is called the 20 week ultrasound. So why schedule it then? It’s not called the: 19 weeks and 6 days ultrasound. It’s not called the: get everyone excited for the big reveal and then disappoint us ultrasound. It’s the 20 week ultrasound and that’s how it was scheduled for me.


I know I’ll find out soon enough. And I know it doesn’t really matter one way or another. But still! What a bunch of technical jerks. Don’t they know I want to pick a real name and go with a proper pronoun?

At least Pepsi is all wiggly and has a bunch of arms and stuff.

And yes, I do have a new picture of Pepsi. But I’m not going to share it with you because…. gross. Who wants to see a picture of Pepsi mushing his (or her) little face into my placenta? Probably not anybody, ever.

Here’s a drawing of a naked lady and a grapefruit instead.

You’re welcome.


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6 Responses to Miss or Mister?

  1. Susan says:

    Charming profile of you and Pepsi. Call the doc and demand info! Meanwhile, I’ve been celebrating Pepsi’s minus one half full term birthday. Still, I’m happy that BC legislates against encouraging abortions on a sex-preference basis by delaying the big reveal past the easy-to-get abortion stage.

  2. Lynn Bee says:

    Oh yes, I totally 100% agree with the reasoning behind the 20 week rule. I just think my particular situation was especially silly!
    Info has been demanded! They were surprised by my call and apparently were going to wait until my next appointment on MARCH 24th to tell me the result!

  3. Chelsea says:

    Whoa! What a bunch of jerks to do that to you. Nothing like going into an appointment all excited for the big gender reveal only to be told ‘you’ll hear from your doctor’

    Glad to hear Pepsi is growing good. Hope you’re feeling good too. :)

  4. Tara MacLean says:

    that is complete horse shit!

  5. Lesley says:

    Lynn! was just on your fb and was confused by “getting fatter” references so I did some sleuthing…congrats to you!
    Very exciting and your chronicling of your pregnancy is pretty darn entertaining! haha

  6. Lynn Bee says:

    Thanks,Lesley! Glad I’m keeping you entertained. Ha!

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