It was the day before Thanksgiving, and my mind was swirling with plans for dinner with family and friends. I had been so busy and exhausted from substitute teaching that I hadn’t thought of a good way to announce the baby’s gender yet. My parents would be at our house on Wednesday, and our friends Toby and Amie would join us on Thursday.
“I can’t believe this day is finally here!” I squealed. Kenny chuckled as he steered our old car onto the highway. My heart fluttered as I thought about the little baby curled inside me. What was its gender? We pulled into the parking lot and skipped inside the office, brimming with joy.
“I’m excited to go this time. This pregnancy hasn’t seemed real to me yet since I missed the first ultrasound.” Kenny rubbed his clammy hands into mine. I had never seen him this nervous.