I am so undecided whether I want to find out Baby E's gender or not.(I need to make up my mind soon, the ultra sound is this Thursday!) I want this pregnancy to be as special as my pregnancy with Chloe and I want to do some things a little different this time around as I am hoping this is my last pregnancy. I think it would be fun not knowing the gender of Baby E and then being surprised when he/she is born and having that super special moment with my newest little one.
I was pretty set on not finding out, however, James is dead set on knowing. At first we decided that James would know and I wouldn't and he would keep it a secret from everyone (because someone is bound to slip in front of me). But then I know that it will kill me that he knows and I don't. So we decided we would know and keep it a secret from everyone else so that the birth would be extra special and waited on with extra anticipation. When we told our family of our decision, some of them got REALLY upset about it. Which then made it not fun for me anymore. (which is another issue in itself, it really bothers me how some people don't take into account our feelings on the situation.) Anyway, So now it comes down to either we don't know at all that way no one can get mad at us that they don't know, since we don't know. Or we find out and tell everyone, but try to find an extra special way of letting them know.
A positive of me knowing is that I really don't feel as connected to this pregnancy as I did when I was prego with Chloe. It could be that it was different because it was my first time and this is all "been there done that" now or if it is because of my crazy hormonal emotions. Maybe finding out will help me feel more connected? That would be great too....
I think I am just gonna give it up to God. If He wants me to know, then the baby will be proudly showing off his/her goodies. If He wants me to wait, then the baby will be "shy" as can be and keep the legs crossed and that will be that, I won't push it further. I won't go in for the extra ultrasound or 4-d ultrasound, we will just have to wait it out. haha. In case we do find out, anyone know of any good ideas for letting family know of the baby's gender? Our family is too big and too spread out throughout the country to do anything together like a gender party, so we need something we can do for everyone.
oh and just because I don't want to know quite yet doesn't mean I don't want to have fun guessing at what Baby E is... anyone have any good wives tails to figure out the baby gender?