So yesterday was my monthly check up with my Doc to see if our baby is doing well, I'm doing well, etc. I was so excited to go down to see Dr Heng because then I finally got to see my little ninja during the ultrasound scan! The only thing I wasn't looking forward to was taking my blood test. I can take tattoos, I like getting inked. But needles, I can't take needles.
So anyways, when we entered the room to see wonderful Dr. Heng, I passed her the docs and sat down with Sham. She then started to explain that everything of the baby is normal: the size is normal, brain, spine, hands, legs, heartbeat are all normal.
I quote, "Everything is normal, placenta is normal, amniotic fluid normal, and the baby's sex is a boy."
You can only imagine our faces when we heard her say that. So I asked her again.
Cheryl: Sorry Dr. Heng, what did you say the sex of our baby is?
Dr Heng: A baby boy. See that 'XY' there? That's a boy.
Sham: Are you sure it's a boy?
Cheryl: Yeah, are you sure?
Dr Heng: Yeah, that's what it says, why? Were you told otherwise?
Cheryl: Yeah! You told us she's a girl! Now she's a he?
Dr Heng: Oh, come we check again, sometimes, the hospital makes mistakes. They type the wrong sex in by accident.
I was in shock, and clearly, Sham was too. Don't get us wrong, either way, we're happy as long as it's a healthy baby. But we didn't have a name, the clothes we had were in pinks and yellows, and all that bright girlie colors! Can you imagine if we were those parents who already had gotten the baby room prepared? And everything was in pink? And all the clothes were frilly dresses?
So Dr. Heng checked again, and said calmly, "Nope, she's still a girl. If I told you she was a girl before, then she's a girl. Hospital made a mistake, don't panic. Still a little girl."
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