We are expecting our second child in approximately six weeks. And, unlike most couples today, we have not (and are not) finding out the gender of our baby. “Why not?” Everyone wants to know why we aren’t getting the skinny on our little one. Our answer? Why?
With technology today, it seems there aren’t any real surprises anymore. Although, I am a planner, it really doesn’t matter to me if the nursery is “Super Boy Blue” or “Pretty in Pink.” I’m totally fine with gender-neutral onesies for about a week in this baby’s life. I know he or she will be showered with blue or pink clothes from all the relatives and friends who seem to be going absolutely bonkers because we have chosen not to find out. (For the record, I am not knocking anyone who does choose to find out – I get that. We have just chosen not to.)
The birth of our son four years ago wasn’t even close to a walk in the park – he just refused to leave me. After nearly four hours of pushing (that’s a lot of pushing), we finally managed to meet our first-born and learn that he was a he! Our elation trumped the exhaustion. We had a son. It was a surprise to everyone and it was awesome sharing our news.
I’m so thankful that my hubby and I are on the same page about it, but must confess, if he really wanted to know if we were having a boy or girl, I would probably cave and find out! We are scheduled for another ultrasound on Monday and asked about it again. His answer? “I really want to be surprised, don’t you?” Indeed, I do.
How about you? Did you or would you want to know the sex of your child prior to birth?