My older sister recently had a baby, and it was great to get to follow along with her nine month journey. The most exciting part of the pregnancy for my relatives, however, was the hardest part for me – her sonogram.
You know the scene: family gathered all around in a small room, admiring the images of the new baby on the screen. And when the tech announced, “It’s a girl!” everyone cheered and was overjoyed. That was hard moment for me, though, because in all the happiness I had a feeling of dread come over me. My mind went to when my birthmother was pregnant with me. What was her and my birthfather’s reaction to me being a girl? Read more.