Why We Chose Not to Find Out the Gender of Baby #3

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Now that I am very obviously pregnant people keep asking what I am having. When I tell them that this baby will be a surprise, there is a mixed response. Some people will say that they think it’s so fun that we’re opting to be surprised, while others simply remark that they can’t understand how I could wait to find out. Let me give you a little back story on the gender reveals for babies #1 and #2.

gender symbolsWith J, we were going to wait and be surprised, but we chose to have a 3D ultrasound at 7 1/2 months, and the technician spilled the beans in a big way. I thought something was up when she kept referring to the baby as a he, but it didn’t become blatantly obvious until she blurted out “Look at your son!” Ugh, thanks–we did tell you that we were not finding out. That being said, I guess it was a surprise until 7 1/2 months…

When we were pregnant with C, my husband was adamant about not finding out the gender again. I really wanted to know at 20 weeks, so I decided to find out and try to keep it a secret. FAIL. I lasted about a month longer before slipping up. I think part of me wanted to know whether or not it was a girl, since we were pretty set on having 2 kids.

Enter baby #3, who was a complete surprise from the very beginning! It’s not that we had ruled out a third, but let’s just say it was not in the immediate cards. :-) We both decided from the get-go that this baby would be a surprise. I am guessing that it is going to be another boy, so I will be truly surprised if it’s a girl!

People are constantly telling me that I must be dying to have a girl, but it’s funny, I think I was more set on that with #2. Now that I have two wonderful boys, I feel like I know what I am doing with the male gender. Yes, it would be nice to experience raises a child of each gender, but I am being totally honest when I say that I just want a healthy baby! It will be exciting after labor to hear my husband announce: It’s a ______! :-)

Did you find out the sex of your baby/babies before delivery?



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