Becoming a Dad – Find Out the Sex of Our Baby


For those of you wondering – I saved my immediate reactions earlier from while I was in the waiting room and immediately after I found out the sex of our baby while mom-to-be was getting dressed.

July 7 – 10:30am

Megan must be inside getting her ultrasound done. When they called her name earlier, we were walking in together and I was immediately accosted at the doorway by this cold and unfeeling nurse, who said they were “only taking patients. we’ll call family when we’re ready for you.” &$%@… So I’ve been waiting outside imaging for almost two hours now. Thankfully, I’m actually not as nervous as I thought I would be… That probably has something to do with the fact that I barely slept last night, brooding of life’s possibilities and the differences between having a son or a daughter. Well, actually it was alternating between those thoughts to playing video games and back that kept me occupied. I wore myself out. And now, I think I’ll be at peace either way. After all, ultimately I guess no matter what we have, we’re going to have to raise this child the same exact way, the best we can. We’ll see what happens in a few minutes.

July 7 – 11:15am

Oh my God – words can’t express how happy I feel right now! Inevitably, I knew I’d be emotional during this but whatever I thought I was going to feel at this moment pales in comparison to the joy that is running through me. I never cried such tears of happiness in my life. When the nurse came and got me, it felt so suspenseful, the walk back towards the exam room. I felt almost tunnel-visioned, and if I could have quieted down my thoughts to a non-screaming level, I swear I could have felt my heart beat out of my chest. And when I got to Megan and saw the nurse moving the ultrasound stick thing around, I was so mentally prepared to hear that our baby was a girl. Then it happened. The nurse found what she was looking for and told us so matter of factly that our baby was in fact a boy! Oh believe me, it was a big blur from there. All I can recall was clapping my hands loud and sort of leaping up in an immediate and spontaneous reaction. I think my feet actually left the ground for a second before I hugged and kissed Megan. Now mind you, I actually tried to promise to myself that I wouldn’t cry. I actually held together pretty well other than a tear or two, but then the nurse left the room and I completely broke down in tears all over poor Megan. Crying like the little girl that I thought I would have. Happier than I’ve ever been in my entire life. And as we were leaving the Doctor’s office, I just wanted to tell everyone I saw as I walked by. Walking out the door, I actually made eye contact at some poor guy that was probably waiting for his own spouse. Fist pump, “It’s a BOY!

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9 Comments on “Becoming a Dad – Find Out the Sex of Our Baby”

  1. Melynda Lieby Says:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! That’s all I have for you both

  2. Ricardo Talavera Says:

    so you do have to buy a tutu still, for your self..”crying like a little girl” haha…dude..i feel you bro…the best is yet to come…

  3. Brooke Says:

    Wow… amazing! I can’t wait for my husband to have these feelings when we decide to have another baby. I was alone when I found out the sex of Evan and I wanted to scream it to everyone in the office to. What an exciting day – what an exciting LIFE this is! You’re going to make a great dad b/c look how much you already care for him and he’s not even born yet. And to Megan – God, your love for her is amazing. I love reading these… they make me so happy. I can’t wait to have a baby with my husband there by me, not alone this time. It’s going to be so beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing these… they bring a smile to my face. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!!!

  4. Gustavo Says:

    Cool Article, Bullet! It was like I was there with you, man!
    Congratulations, man!

  5. Alaina Rivas Says:

    Yay!!! You got your boy! We are so happy for you guys.

  6. Gina Williams Fox Says:

    Congrats…I loved the story. I can’t wait to see the baby. I left it generic so I wouldn’t ruin it for everyone else.

  7. Veenu Walia Says:


  8. Rachel Trevino Says:

    What have i said ALL ALONG!!! Its going to be a boy…boys are SO MUCH FUN!!!…mine just busted his tooth out and got stictches last week….oh boy!

  9. Gustavo Rocha Says:

    :o) Itas BOY, bullet!!!! Parabens, velho!!

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