10/8/08

Now You Don't See It, Now You Do

With all the flexibility and uncertainty in life, isn't it amazing that some things still flow in a steady and predictable way?

"You can't unring a bell," goes the saying, nor can you unscramble an egg. The entropy of the universe tends to a maximum. But today the arrow of time points toward knowledge, not chaos. Today we find out if our baby is a boy or a girl.

The doctor's appointment starts at 10:30. The ultrasound, our second, should follow shortly after. This means that in all likelihood, Penny and I had breakfast this morning (cereal and hot chocolate/oatmeal and coffee, incidentally) not knowing the gender -- or name -- of the person who will change our lives forever, and by the time we have lunch we *will* know.

And soon after, you will too.

How amazing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I'm so excited for you guys. What a magical, exhilarating time for you. Call me as *soon* as you know.

YS

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to know, and I know no matter he/she thats it's healthy is the number one thing.
Rene

{ ry | no } said...

You're a tease.

As I write this, you're probably watching your child do somersaults, and your heart is being stirred in unfamiliar ways. What a blessing!

laurowens said...

I know what it is! hahaha. But I won't spoil it for your friends. I am sure you will have a more profound poetic way to share the news than I, so I won't spoil it.
But I am super excited and already have clothes and fun stuff packed for you!