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It's a boy, but...

It's interesting how the gender scan and anatomy scan take place simultaneously (the ultrasound, that is), so just as the unborn baby starts to take on an imagined personality, you may get devastating news about his development. That's not meant to be a complaint, just an observation.

But I suppose it was always that way. Before ultrasounds, you found out your baby's gender and his overall condition on the day of his birth, not before. And there was always the mixture of feelings, but it was still a gift of life.

After finding out we were having a boy, the ultrasound technician went on to check all the major organs, each time mentioning what COULD go wrong, but then mentioning that ours was normal. Then at one point she noticed something.

"Hmmmm, there's a something something. Very interesting. Let's hope that's the only anomaly." Ummm, what?

Then the machine broke.

Andrei hastily grabbed a paper towel to cover me up as someone came in to look at the …