Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Wife's Experience Pt 2

Continued from Pt 1.

Original ultrasound post here.

So as the wife is going into the ultrasound room and getting hooked up, she is talking away to the technician. We had agreed not to find out the sex of the baby, as we wanted it to be a surprise. Also, some friends told us that the birth was just not as exciting when you knew the sex.

So as she is getting ready, the wife is going on and on about how we don't want to know the sex, we want to be surprised, blah blah blah. (In fact, this place does not allow you to know the sex, which seems to be standard now.)

After a while she starts to get a bit upset, as the women seems to be ignoring the wife, giving her that polite grunt that says "Whatever you say, I am not paying attention".

About this time, I guess the woman gets tired of the wife's chatter, so she turns to her and says:

"Honey, I think you have more important things to worry about than that. It's twins."

I would have loved to see the expression on her face. It was probably a mirror of mine a few minutes later.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations! and Welcome Back! I you can commit to regular postings before the bundles of joy arrive! When is the due date?

Sharon said...

Hi Marcel

Since you were in Jamaica, I am just wondering about your thoughts on the Gwyn Morgan fiasco going on right now.

MB said...

as anyone who has found out about twins from an ultrasound will likely attest to, what happens is the technician ignores you, squints at the screen a lot, squints back at your stomach, moves some gear around, gives a few frustrated grunts, squints some more, while the whole time you are thinking you may have a watermelon size tumour, a hysterical pregnancy, a surgical implement left behind, etc. When they finally tell you about the "2 skulls" they found, you're like "oh, is that all ! " - LWG

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you. How does the LWG / LWW feel about filling a very traditional role as a mother? Does she realize that her rights and liberties will be curtailed more by two small kids than an entire government or right wing conspiracy?

Grasshopper said...

...Also, some friends told us that the birth was just not as exciting when you knew the sex.

Well, I know that the converse is true - the sex is just not as exciting when you know about the birth!

...but seriously, congratulations!

We have 2 daughters (not twins), and they're the greatest thing ever to have happened to us.