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Lee & Beth pumped with excitement in the elevator

Lee & Beth pumped with excitement in the elevator

Woke up this morning with a burst of energy.

Today, we got to see our sweet little baby for the first time.  

The doctor’s appointment was at 8 am and we were there right on time, giddy with excitement.  I know you probably believe me but, if not, we have photographic and video evidence (below) to prove it.

The talk of the morning? 

Will it be a boy or will it be a girl?  

Almost from day one, we have both thought that it was a little boy.  We were pretty convinced.

It didn’t hurt that we had a name for a little boy almost immediately, but struggled to come up with a name for a little girl that we were equally thrilled with.  Maybe that just meant it was going to be a little boy?

As we sat in the waiting room, beaming with excitement, we both had to acknowledge that it would not surprise us if the Lord, in an act of cosmic irony, would give us a little girl – and a scramble to figure out what her little name would be.

The nurse called us into this room with a crazy big machine, a patient table, and a huge flat screen television mounted on the wall.  Before the nurse could tell us “no photos or videos” Lee took the following:

So, you get the idea.  We were bursting from excitement.

The nurse got right to work.

Heart … four chambers, beating just brilliantly

Spine … just like it should be.

Arms and legs … check. Fingers too.

Liver … stomach … brain … umbilical cord … flawless.


Now completely at ease, knowing all is well where it counts, we (Lee, actually) were on the edge of our seat with excitement (Beth had to lay still on the table).

The printer started to hum, producing the first photos of sweet little baby Wilson:



this one is Beth's favorite photo (check out that bicep)

this one is Beth's favorite (check out the killer bicep)


our baby is going to be a model, check out that pose with the arms

our baby is going to be a model, check out that pose with the arms


this is Lee's favorite, I love the big beautiful smile

this is Lee's favorite, look at that big beautiful smile

Holding our first photos in our hands, we waited to hear the answer to our big question.

Boy or girl?

The answer, and I quoteth the technician: “50/50 its a girl”

“Wait a second,” thought the Wilsons, “those are the same odds that we had when we walked through the doors – what gives?”

That’s right, wonderful friends, our baby – as much dancing as it did during its thirty minutes on the big screen – never slowed down and cracked its knees apart enough for us to get a good look!

So. Barring any reason for a second sonogram, it looks like we will be going old school – the first time we get to hold our baby will be the first time that we know whether baby Wilson is a little boy or a little girl.

It looks like we will be painting a shade of green later this fall.

Feel free to help us with some ideas for a little girl, it would seem that everything is still fair play.

Much love.

  1. amber
    September 20, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    this is so precious, im so thrilled for you guys!!! you both look SO happy in that video!!!!!!

    : )

  2. Cami
    September 22, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    well with the verdict still out, I know it’s a bit crazy still not knowing. however the photos look great and I’m excited he or she is healthy as a horse.


  3. Brandon
    September 23, 2008 at 12:20 am

    So, Lee’s little half-squeal/suppressed-laugh at the end of that video is too good. There’s no way that could be duplicated.

  4. September 23, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Yay baby Wilson!!

  5. Vanessa
    September 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I loved how excited you too were in the video…so cute!

  6. becky kiser
    September 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    So fun!! I love that she said 50/50 it’s a girl. Because aren’t the odds 50/50 it’s a boy?

  7. Jason
    October 4, 2008 at 6:06 am

    I hope that baby looses that orange tan before it is released. People are going to wonder if it’s Middle Eastern.


  8. beccasfamilyof5
    May 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hello, hope you don’t mind me popping in and leaving a comment. I found you via the “related items” link as I was talking babies and found your posts really good. I’m on my third pregnancy and have never found out the sex of my baby although suspense is driving me a little nuts at the moment. Wishing you all the best in this pregnancy and I’ll be watching out for you in the future.

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