I am now 19 weeks pregnant (as of Saturday) and I have an ultrasound scheduled for this friday April 16th. My Sister-in-Law is 2 weeks behind me and they’ve decided (this is baby #2) they aren’t going to find out the sex of the baby at their ultrasound this time around. My husband has wanted to have it be a surprise since our first. So now I’m wondering.. should I find out? Obviously this is still our decision to make but I’m just curious as to the thoughts of all you out there reading my blog! Should we keep the baby’s gender a surprise?
1. Did you find out?
2. What did you like about your experience (Finding out or not finding out)?
3. What would you do the next time around and how come?
I talked to my sweet friend who got me into Natural and Homebirth last pregnancy and asked her what she did just to get some feedback. She told me she didn’t find out ahead of time for any of her 3 kids. She said it was just so awesome when you’re in that last rough bit of labor and you’re getting tired and not feeling your best and you have something so neat to look forward to. And then the baby’s born and you’re looking down at them and you’re just like “Ah!” And then you look and like “OH! It’s a GIRL!” and was telling me how it was just such an emotional and awesome experience! Of course being preggo I am emotional and started getting teary! 🙂
I have 2 boys so I have ALL the boy things I could need. I also have a little bit of girl stuff as I bought some things at garage sales and craigslist before I found out. I doubt I’ll have a baby shower, I didn’t have one for baby 2. So as far as that go it probably doesn’t really matter. It would be nice to have the RIGHT set of clothes out.. but still, probably not a big deal. I kind of think not finding out will make this pregnancy go faster. It has gone so fast so far once I got past morning sickness (which was HORRIBLE this time!) Anyways, I’d love your thoughts and feedback on the subject!
I posted a poll for fun – What do you think we are having? Boy, Girl, or Go for a SURPRISE! (Of course we’ll still be having either a boy or a girl.. but if we do decided to wait to find out I’m sure I’ll post another poll towards the end of the pregnancy).
Also thanks for all the feedback on my blog template. I made some adjustments based on the feedback! I think it’s much easier to read with the inner background a solid rather then the transparent so thanks! Also, is anyone having slow load times or script errors? I have been hearing a few comments (from the post about that) about those issues. Thanks everyone!!