SURPRISE!!! We're not finding out the gender! CRAZY, right?
Reactions to this news have ranged from...
"It just seems so silly to wait! Why would you not want to know?"
"But how will I know what color to buy?"
(Ahem, pretty sure any baby can wear any color... just sayin'.)
"That's the way to do it! Best surprise of your life!"
So yeah, it seems like opinions are wildly split on this one. But John and I both agreed, years before pregnancy was even an option, that we were up for the surprise.
And when people say sassy things to us like, "I couldn't do that. How could anyone ever do that?" I've got two canned responses...
1.) It's what my mother did with all four of her pregnancies. It just seems normal to me. :)
2.) I guess we don't mind being patient on this one.
After all, we waited 2 years just to get pregnant, so this little practice in patience seems easy to me. Plus, I read somewhere that not finding out the gender beforehand can actually help during labor by giving you an exciting goal to push toward. (Literally and figuratively, of course).
"I'm only pushing because I want to find out if it's a boy or a girl, gosh darn it!!" Sounds about right.
PLUS, most of the baby stuff we get will likely be in neutral colors, so totally reusable when (hopefully) baby siblings come along. We're frugal like that.
And also, it's really just exciting and kinda magical not knowing. People guess all the time, which is a fun game! Most people actually say GIRL, while the Chinese gender charts (which I looked at for a good laugh) say BOY, so who really knows?
All I know is that we're excited to be having a BABY, no matter the gender. So a surprise it shall be!
Though, I can't resist. Would you like to take a guess? ...