To Sex Or Not To Sex?

Do you want to know if you are having a boy or a girl? That is the question!

Finding out or not finding out the sex of your baby can change your experience as an expecting parent. Here are some things to consider…

To Sex

  • You can concentrate on only boys names, or only girls names when picking your baby’s name.
  • You can buy gender specific clothes. Blue for a boy, and pink for a girl.
  • You can decorate the nursery based on gender.
  • Friends and families love to find out the sex of your baby so they can start shopping!
  • Some people say they feel a closer bond when they know the sex of the baby.
  • There is no surprise when your baby is born, unless of course the doctor was wrong in determining the sex!

Not To Sex

  • There is a huge surprise factor. Some people say that this is the only true surprise in life!
  • You have to pick a boys name and a girls name.
  • You would buy mostly yellow and green clothing, unless you don’t mind dressing your son in pink. 😉
  • You can’t decorate the nursery gender specific.

If you decide to find out the sex of your baby just remember that the doctor is not always right! Sometimes it is hard for the doctor to see if the baby keeps their legs closed tightly for example.My friend was told that he was having a boy at about the 20 week mark. They went for another ultrasound closer to the end of their pregnancy and was told that their son really was a girl! By this time they had already picked a name, bought all of the blue clothes, and been dreaming about their new baby boy.

I myself, along with my wife, decided to find out the sex of our baby. I just liked the idea of being able to dream about all of the things to look forward to. It helped me get through the rough times. Since I was told I was having a boy I dreamed about camping, fishing, riding go-carts…you know all the fun guy stuff!

So what is your opinion on finding out the sex of baby during pregnancy?

4 Comments

  1. Personally I would definitely want to know, the way I see it there will be enough surprises in store once the wee bugger shows up.

    I think, from a man’s point of view at least, knowing the sex helps, it gives you the chance to envisage your future role, which like it or not, will differ depending on the sex. I genuinely wouldn’t have a preference for one sex over the other, ideally you’ld get to experience both anyway, but it would help me prepare.

    two sets of friends have had children in the last 7 weeks and neither knew the sex until the birth, and I know 1 set at least were very surprised, which makes me think they had mentally prepared themselves for the opposite.

    I would keep it secret from everyone else though, they can have the surprise !

  2. George says:

    My wife and I wanted to know the sex right away. We were hoping for a boy and we got it. We had the ultrasound tech print the photo of the penis to confirm.
    It’s much easier to prepare if you know the sex. For the next baby, boy or girl doesnt matter.

  3. Alex D. says:

    I do not have any kids yet, but I think i will find out the sex. I used to think otherwise, but I believe it is a smarter decision to find out the sex. Like you said, I do not want my boy wearing pink lol

  4. Jared says:

    Xbox: I agree that from a man’s point of view knowing the sex helps. For example knowing I was having a boy I pictured doing all the fun guy things. If I was having a girl I would picture her playing with her dolls, and being my little princess. I’m not sure what kind of activities little girls do with their dads, but I’m sure I could figure it out.

    George: I’m glad you got the boy that you wanted! That is awesome! When we got our ultrasound the tech did the same thing. She typed “It’s A Boy” on the screen. I’ve never been excited to see another penis, but I was that day! 😉

    Alex D.: I know they say that real men wear pink, but I, like you, would never dress my son in pink on purpose. It’s hard to tell the sex of some newborn babies. Why add to the confusion, ya know? I even avoided dressing my boy in green and yellow until he was a little older and it was more obvious that he was a boy.

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