Another one that's sugar and spice. Our boy will be the sandwich...two older sisters and two younger sisters.
I know there are some people who do not like to find out their baby's sex before birth. I am not those people. I have no idea why anyone would not want to know.
Of course there are also people who don't check the mail as soon as it comes. I am also not those people. The very second I hear the mail hit the mail slot, I jump up to get it.
I like to know things and find things out.
Here are a few reasons I love finding out the sex before birth.
I don't like surprises. Some people like to be surprised, but I don't.
I hate gender neutral clothing. At least on babies. In my experience, everyone assumes babies are boys.....at least my babies who tend to be bald. And, I don't like it when people confuse my girls for boys. It annoys me. One of the fun things about having babies is picking out their clothes and dressing them in whatever I want. It only lasts a short time. By age 2 or so, all my kids had decided opinions about what they wanted to wear so I like to enjoy it while it lasts.
We can focus on a name better. It's easier to focus on picking out a name when we know the baby's sex before birth.
I just want to KNOW. This is probably the biggest thing. I like knowing. I find it agonizing waiting until 20 weeks to find out. I couldn't imagine waiting even longer. There is enough uncertainty and hardship in life as it is. What I can know, I like to know.
I can't think of one good reason NOT to find out. I mean I wouldn't have an extra ultrasound or pay for a special blood test, but if they are going to do the anatomy ultrasound anyway, and you CAN find out, why not? I have not heard one compelling reason to wait, and not knowing (when I COULD know) would just drive me crazy.
What about you? DO you like to find out or do you prefer to wait?