Monday, December 17, 2012

To Know or Not to Know?

That is the question. Girl or Boy — or a surprise?

We're trying to decide whether or not to find out the sex of our baby. When I was pregnant with Emma, we decided (at the last minute) that we wanted to find out, but Emma didn't cooperate! She had her legs crossed during the ultrasound, so she was a surprise until birth! We're leaning toward trying to find out again, but there are definitely benefits to both sides!

Benefits of finding out:
  • Many women say they feel a deeper bond with the baby once they know the sex and can picture a little boy or girl.
  • You can prepare an older sibling for the arrival of a new little brother or sister.
  • You can narrow down your list of baby names.
  • You can pick out a gender-specific nursery theme or baby clothes, if you want to.
Benefits of waiting:
  • You and your family will have a delightful surprise on the day you give birth.
  • Your desire to know whether your baby is a boy or a girl might motivate you during the toughest parts of labor.
  • You'll be following in the tradition of your parents, your parents' parents, and so on.
  • There will be no mistakes — what you see is what you get!

Did you find out, or did you wait? Would you do the same again?

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