Morgan’s excitement grew as the nurse ushered them into the exam room. She changed into the soft cotton gown the nurse gave her while Seth paced around the room like he was getting ready for a game.
“What is this?” Seth pointed at a speculum on a tray.
“That is a woman’s worst nightmare.” Morgan tried to get comfortable on the exam table.
“Kind of looks like a duck’s bill.” Seth laughed.
“Well I don’t like it when it quacks at my cervix.”
Seth continued perusing the room. “There sure are a lot of instruments and doodads in here to look at a woman’s…naughty bits.”
“Really? You can’t say the word vagina and we’re on our second child?”
Seth took a seat on the stool next to her and pulled the blanket over her. “You know it doesn’t matter to me if it’s a boy or a girl. Nothing would change. I just want another healthy, happy baby.”
“Everything would change if we had a girl.” She put her arm behind her head.
“No, it would not.” He rubbed her belly.
“You get all soft and mushy whenever you spend time with Gabby. She has you wrapped around her little finger.”
Patton and Nina’s daughter made a beeline for Seth every time she saw him.
“She is my god-daughter.”
Morgan gave him an expectant look.
“OK, I admit one look at those adorable brown eyes and I’m toast.” Seth laughed.
“I rest my case. I don’t think you’d be running football plays by your daughter during bath time.” Morgan narrowed her eyes.
“Hey, I added some girl names to our list. By the way, some of the guys would like to provide their input on baby names.”
“We’re not adding your crazy teammates to the mix. It’s bad enough the whole family wants a say.” She shook her head.
“Some of them aren’t so bad.”
“How many names?”
Seth pulled the list out of his back pocket. “Thirty five.”
“How many names that don’t sound like an appliance, car, or a video game avatar?” Morgan folded her arms over her chest.
Seth looked at the list. “Eight.”
“I don’t think so. Tate wants something that’s easy to use in a song. Tyler and Channing keep coming up with what oddly sounds like pirate names and Robert wants some crazy hybrid of all my brothers’ names. ”
“You know, Patton’s sister named her kids after the places her children were conceived.” He stroked his chin.
“Somehow, I think the name Walk-In Closet Blake would be setting our child up for failure, regardless of their father being a celebrity.” She chuckled.
Dr. Fenwick entered the office. “Well, hello there! Seth, how are you? Ready for the new season?”
“Sure am, doc. I think it’s going to be the best season ever for the Titans.” Seth beamed.
“I like your enthusiasm. You know my husband and I have season tickets. He actually cried when he found out you extended your contract with the Titans.” The doctor laughed as she pressed some buttons on the sonogram machine.
“I’m fine Dr. Fenwick, thanks for asking. I’ve been eating right and I feel great.” Morgan mumbled.
“You and your husband are always welcome to join my family in our suite at the stadium.” Seth smiled.
“Thank you! He’s going to pass out when I tell him the news. How’s training going?” Dr. Fenwick shook her head as she snapped on a pair of rubber gloves.
“I thought we were here for a sonogram?” Morgan glared at the doctor.
“Morgan, I see you’re right on the time with the mood swings.” Dr. Fenwick pulled back the blanket and spread the clear jelly on her stomach.
“Yikes that’s cold!” Morgan tried to sit up.
“Just relax.” Dr. Fenwick stuck her tongue out at Morgan and began moving the transducer attached to the machine over her belly.
Tears streamed down Morgan’s cheeks when the grainy picture of the baby appeared on-screen. Seth’s hand tightened around hers.
“The heartbeat is strong. The baby’s a good size.” Dr. Fenwick took another look at the screen.
“So doc, what are we having?”
“Some people opt to wait until the baby is born for the big reveal.” Dr. Fenwick smiled.
“Is this your first day meeting me? I sent you a picture of Jake’s bowel movement because I couldn’t wait for an appointment.” Morgan rolled her eyes at the doctor.
“I tell that story at cocktail parties.” Dr. Fenwick chuckled.
“Doc, Morgan and I are decorating the nursery and it would be nice to have a color scheme.” Seth laughed.
“Do you really want to know?”
Seth looked Morgan, who nodded in agreement. “Yes.”
So what do you think? Boy or girl?
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