It was a rather busy Friday morning. After speaking with my agent at 9am, I hurried to The Medical City to pick up my x-ray films, which I needed to present to my doctor before lunchtime. His clinic ends at 12 noon.
Everything went well until I decided to check out the hospital’s ultrasound procedures. We’ve been planning to have it done this month since this is the time when it is possible to know our baby’s sex. I inquired at the Women’s Health unit at the 5th Floor and found out that they can do the procedure with official results taken within 1 to 2 hours. We needed the results in time for the next day’s clinic appointment to our OB Gyne.
My wife is 4 and a half months pregnant now, and I knew TMC has better facilities so I thought that doing the ultrasound here is best, since the possibility of knowing the gender of the child here is more likely.
I called my wife from her work, and she decided to take her leave in the afternoon so we could proceed with the procedure. We decided to meet in our rented unit in Ortigas before going to TMC.
We did not wait long until we got our turn for the ultrasound. The doctor started the scan and showed us the different body parts of our baby. It was so exciting! She even counted the fingers of both hands and feet, and showed us a more or less picture of his face. He is so cute! This was the very first time for us to see our baby’s face, and he seemed to be smiling at us.
The most important part came when the doctor started checking out his gender. She found the putotoy, and so… it’s going to be a BOY! The doctor checked several times by scanning at different angles, and she was definite and positive by what she saw. It’s definitely Inigo coming for us!!
When we decided to give the name Inigo provisionally, while waiting for a confirmation of his gender, we were still unsure. But we found it difficult to find a female name for a baby girl. Maybe, our intuitive minds were functioning and we felt it was indeed Inigo coming.
I can’t wait till Inigo joins us in this world. I am sure his presence will bring enormous joy to our family. Love you, son!