To know or not to know the sex of our baby?

When I was pregnant with our first child, we started out not wanting to know if it was going to be a boy or a girl. But as the time passed, I started feeling like a lot of people were rooting for a girl, since I already had a nephew and no nieces. So although I knew everyone would be happy as long as I had a healthy child, I was afraid of feeling some disappointment at birth if I had a boy. We decided to ask for the sex, and we were glad to know ahead of time we were going to have a boy

This time around, I really don’t care if I have a boy or a girl. It would be nice to have a girl so we get to know both, but on the other hand, we already have boys clothes, and two boys could share a room for longer and may be closer in temperament… or not! So I kinda want to keep it a surprise. I know I won’t have another child (unless circumstances change dramatically in the future), so it’s my last chance to experience what it’s like to find out only at birth. I find it really tempting.

Zak says he doesn’t care one way or another, so I guess we won’t ask, unless something makes me change my mind. The only thing that could maybe have an influence would be if our boy really cared more one way or another. For now, he says he wants a sister, but I don’t think it’s that important to him. So as Zak suggested, we may put him in charge of telling everyone the sex of the baby at birth – you know, to get him involved in the process. I’m sure he’ll be good at it!

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