After a few minutes the tech asked me, "Why do you think you are having boys?"
Insert all the color draining from my face here. "Because that's what the ultrasound tech told me at our gender reveal appointment..."
She proceeded to ask me how far along I was when I had that appointment. When I told her almost 14 weeks she "tsked tsked" me and then said, "Well I certainly see ONE boy here. But I have to tell you that Baby A does not look anything like a boy."
By this time my head was spinning and my heart was pounding. From the very beginning M and I had always thought that I was carrying one of each. When we found out they were two boys we were surprised (not disappointed) and started planning our life in the near future around that. If I could have chosen the genders I would have gone with one of each simply because I thought it would be fun for Blair to have a brother and a sister. I was eager to have another girl because I have loved raising Blair so much yet I desired to see what it was like to have a sweet boy too.
At this point in the ultrasound I am starting to get excited and hopeful but trying to guard myself because what if the tech just missed it or didn't have a clear view? I had her check, recheck, and double check that Baby A and every time she said, "This is NOT a boy. This is a GIRL."
My mind filled with all the problems that this could mean. For starters I just sold 75% of all of Blair's clothes/girl items. Secondly I'm about 80% done with the nursery. And lastly, my friends had just ordered my shower invites to say "baby boys!"
But then my heart soared! Because I get to have another GIRL! And a boy! God was meeting the deep desire of my heart and I could not believe it! He has already had so much grace with me by allowing IVF to work with not one but two babies. I felt like I was going to burst and I prayed that this lady knew what she was doing.
At the end of my appointment The doctor came in to review my results and also confirmed that indeed we were having one of each. I quickly thanked them and immediately called M and my Mom. My Mom kept telling me I was lying and M casually said, "That's what I always thought they were." (Like it's no big deal!!!)
Yesterday we returned to the original gender reveal place and they also agreed it was one of each! Needless to say I'm so overjoyed. And I'm not the only one! Blair has been praying daily (with gusto) that God would turn at least one of those babies into a girl. I kept telling her that although God is powerful, I highly doubt this is his plan ( oh me of little faith!). I can't even believe that she got her wish! Clearly, we know that the original tech just made a mistake but STILL! Blair is definitely a believer in the "Ask and you shall receive" mentality. ;)
So there you have it. Our life just got turned upside down in the best way. And if you need anything from the Man upstairs...just ask Blair. She'll put in a good word. ;)