1. It will drive people insane! It’s true; people will flip their lid when you tell them you are not finding out. They almost feel betrayed. “The more flustered people were, the more fun it was not knowing!” –Melissa Kosloski, St. Cloud, MN
People are more likely to buy you the practical items from your registry rather than the cute little clothes. Not that clothes are bad, but instead of having all clothes and no car seat, you are more likely to get the car seat. “So you get gender neutral big ticket stuff, and then more clothes than your baby can possibly wear. It's really just more practical.” –Suzanne Brown, Justin, TX
5. It will narrow down your choices. Pink, Blue, or Green? Green it is!
7. Sometimes, they are wrong. “…and no one needs to know that your son's manhood was actually undetectable.” Jillian Hilton Blakeman, North Richland Hills, TX
8. Disappointment is not usually a reaction. “Some moms express concern that they prefer one gender and they need either the relief of knowing, or time to process disappointment. I actually think waiting until birth to find out is great for these moms - the bonding hormones at birth are so powerful and much more effective than several months of wallowing or trying to force yourself to be excited. You can't help but be excited about and in love with the baby you just pushed out of your body, no matter their genitalia.” Suzanne Brown, Justin, TX
I’m not saying that interventions aren’t necessary. I, myself, get the 20 week scan to make sure that everything is a-ok with Baby. I just tell the sonographer to stay away from that area.
Whether you find out the sex of your baby or not, you will still end up with a baby. It will still be a joyous day for you and your family. Just consider what kind of surprise it will be if you decide to wait.
Did you find out? Tell me your surprise stories.