Reasons to find out the baby's sex:
- Pick only one name
- Buy sex specific clothes
- Decorate the nursery
- Bonding with a specific baby
- It may make the baby seem more real
Reasons to wait:
- Like the surprise
- Help make the last few weeks of pregnancy bearable, not knowing
- Could have fantasies about either sex
- To annoy relatives
- It's the way people have been doing it for centuries.
Its funny because everyone's big concern is how am I going to know how to decorate the nursery? Or how will you know what clothes to buy?
Well, first off we are living with my in-laws, Tom and Shirley until we head off to residency which will be around 2 months after Baby Tieman is born. So no need to worry about the nursery, because we will have a baby by the time we start worrying about nursery. Plus we want to go with a very gender neutral theme anyway; I am not a huge fan of having a pink room for girl or blue room for boy. So all those worried about that can easy their minds.
And don't worry, our baby won't go naked either. We will have a few neutral things for baby to wear for the first few weeks, plus Josh and I are going to go pick out a boy and a girl outfit to bring baby home in :) So we will have time to get some more gender specific outfits after baby gets here and in the meantime he/she can wear the basics.
NO, I am not doing this to annoy any relatives! I hope everyone can get as excited as we are about having this little one be a surprise. I have always been one to love surprises. Plus guessing is, in and of itself, fun!