Do we find out our baby's sex?
January 3, 2013 9:56 AM Subscribe
We're pregnant! But we're on the fence about finding out the baby's sex. Parents: what did you decide? Did you regret your decision or love it?
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HOORAY, we're 14 weeks pregnant and just telling friends and family the news. However, we're not sure if we should find out the kid's sex. Can you help us?
We broke it down thusfar:
Finding out the baby's sex:
Pros: People can buy us gender-"appropriate" clothes (more on that in a second)*, we only have to agonize over one set of baby names, we can refer to the baby as he/her instead of "little monster," and we can satisfy our curiosity
Keeping kid's sex a secret
Pros: ruins the fun delivery room surprise, thus extending the OMG factor several months longer, prevents our insanely excited parents from buying the baby gender-appropriate clothes (re: ugly onesies with baseballs/unicorns) for the time being until we can formulate a polite "thanks but no thanks" policy about ulta-gendered clothes, stops people from making stupid gendered comments about having a boy or a girl**
Cons: I know once the kid arrives I'll be thrilled!!! no matter what, but right now I have my heart set on having a girl. A tiny part of me is worried this wish will intensify as the months progress and I'll actually bit a tad glum if the kid arrives as a boy.
*I don't mind pinks for girls and blue for boys in moderate amounts, but I really dislike "Little Princess"/"Mommy's Little Hellion" garbage.
**I have generally noticed people more freely make stupid gender comments when the baby is still in the womb and thus not a real person yet? Perhaps I'm wrong.