Friday, June 12, 2009

To Peek or Not to Peek?

I have an ultrasound booked for July 14. I will be going by myself this time, since Dave will have to stay home with the children. I have an early appointment so he should only miss a couple hours of work. I'm kind of sad to be going alone, but that's what we need to do.

Anyways, I have to decide whether or not to find out the gender of the baby. We didn't find out with Judith or Gideon. It was nice to have the first a surprise, and I really wanted to find out with my second pregnancy, but Dave was very firm that we were not going to find out. This time Dave said he doesn't care either way, and I will be going by myself anyway. He says if I do find out, we should keep it a secret, but like I'd be able to do that!

I'm pretty sure I do want to find out. I think it will help me feel closer to the baby, and help us think of names (something I am having trouble with this time). I'd just like to see how different the experience would be, if it be better or worse.

If all goes well this will be my only ultrasound (I will be 19 weeks), so it's possible that they won't get a good look anyway, which is fine too. It won't be the end of the world if we don't find out.

What do you think? Did you find out the gender of your baby?

4 comments:

Tia said...

I'm so impatient I always gotta know! I think it helps me plan for the baby...but that is just me, I've always wanted to wait...

VanessaKim said...

I always found out. It helped me connect with my baby & I'm way too impatient to wait.

swellmel said...

I need to know. It would drive me crazy not finding out. I like buying clothes and stuff beforehand. I do think it helped me connect too. :)

Stinx' Mom said...

I say peek! Kudos to you guys for being so patient and waiting for the first 2 kids.