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Monday, December 23, 2013

Bump on a Blog: Gender Reveal

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Real human feet!
  • Real human feet!

Surviving the night before my 20-week ultrasound felt exactly like agonizing through Christmas Eve when I was a kid. I spent the night staring at the clock, counting the hours until morning arrived. 

It's only been four and a half months, but it feels like I've been pregnant forever. The last time I had an ultrasound, I saw what looked like a chubby worm wiggling inside my uterus. It was cool. But freakish, too. All I've known about this strange, squirming creature since then is that it's been making me sick.

I couldn't wait to know something more. 
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My  husband, Daniel, and I had decided  early on we'd want to find out the gender. We figured we'd have enough surprises on the day the kid  is  born.  Why not enjoy one of the surprises early?

Nine a.m. finally rolled around, and we checked in at Maitri in South Burlington. A nurse eventually ushered us into the ultrasound room, and I started to get nervous. What if the baby was missing a limb? Or worse, what if there wasn't a baby in there at all? I'd read about psuedocyesis...

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Megan James

Megan James

Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.


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