As some of you may know my husband and I are expecting our second (and last )child . So every month I get to go to the doctor, where they take my weight, check my blood pressure and make sure I am still pregnant.
This time I decided to bring my daughter, mostly because her daycare had MLK day off, but I still had to pay for the whole week - I never did understand that concept.
The whole way there we talked about how she was going to get to hear the baby's heartbeat. She was beyond excited.... She is so looking forward to her baby.
"The heartbeat mommy."
"Yes, honey it going to sound really fast."
"How big is it now?"
"The size of a medium shrimp"
We get there and like they did they did month before and like they will do next month. They take my blood pressure, weight me and ask me to pee in a cup. I go to the bathroom with my daughter in tow.
"What are you doing mommy?"
"They are checking to see if the baby is okay in mommy's tummy."
"That why you are peeing in a cup?"
"Yes, honey" - as I realize that I have even gotten use to not peeing in private
I place the cup in the equivalent of a two sided medicine cabinet. The nurse takes the specimen. My child opens the cabinet and the specimen has disappeared - her eyes get big.
"The cup is gone. "
"Yes, my love, the nurse took it."
"Like magic ?"
"Not really, she is on the other side"
"Oh . "
We finally get to the grand finale, the reason for our visit - it is time to hear the baby's heart. The doctor searches and finally you hear the strong, steady heartbeat of my youngest child. Of course I feel like crying. I am blessed to be able to have such a wonderful daughter and another child on the way. My daughter looks like she is deep in thought. I just know she is feeling the moment. Then it's gone and we are back in the car and on with the rest of our day. We go to the store, to a parade, even her favorite pizza place. The day is so jammed packed with activities - she can barely stay awake on the ride home.
Later that evening my husband ask my daughter... "how was your day?". And her response- I know you know.
Mommy peed in a cup!! Bonding moments they are the best.