Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ultra what?

Something to ponder.

I have a friend who recently found out that she and her huband are expecting their first child next spring, and of course, they are beyond thrilled. Her mother is over the moon, as it is her first grandchild, and she's been wanting to be a grandmother since they were married three years ago. I've met her mother many times, and she's really terrific.

I noticed on her mother's facebook status last night that she booked a flight to come visit next month, so she can be here for their 3d ultrasound, when they find out the baby's gender, among other things. I was a bit confused by that, to be honest. I can imagine how excited she is, but I think that would be such an intimate moment for a husband and wife, and I can't imagine wanting to share that with anyone else but my spouse.

Am I alone here? If you found out your baby's gender before he/she was born, was anyone else in the room with you? If you don't have babies yet, would you want anyone else there?


Valerie and Jeff said...

Our insurance covers one ultrasound done at around 10-12 weeks (unless of course there are issues where there medically needs to be more.) For our 3 children, we were allowed only myself and one other person in the ultrasound room with the technician. I definitely would not want anyone other than my husband there. But then again ... I'm WAY certain I wouldn't want friends and family present for the BIRTH of the child either (other than my husband.) But I know some people don't mind, uh, an audience.
Just me.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I think it's weird that she is flying out for an ultrasound.

Football and Fried Rice said...

I'm a BIG advocate for "two shall become one" - not three shall become one :-)

HayleyInWonderland said...

My sister had my mum and her partner there for the ultrasound. I guess it depends how close the family are...coz really its an extra addition to your family, and if not for your wouldnt be around to be giving birth!