We have 2 wonderful girls. DD1 we found out her gender at our 20 week u/s. DD2 we did not find out the gender. I loved guessing the entire pregnancy and finding out when she was born (although, I was pretty sure she was a girl). This time, we were set on finding out... DH really wanted to find out. About 4 weeks ago, I freaked out and decided I didn't want to know. I have no idea why I was feeling it so strong, but I 'REALLY' didn't want to find out. Both DH and I are fine either way, so there will not be any gender disappointment either way. Also, we are not doing a 20 week U/S, so it would just be an elective U/S, which we will be doing anyways, just to have some photos....
Reasons to find out:
-I have TUBS and TUBS of clothes (boy and girl) and we will be getting rid of the stuff we don't need as this will be our last baby. It would be nice to have everything organized before baby gets here and I am trying to do it all with 3 kids under 5 and at home.
- prepare ourselves either way... mostly if it is a boy, since we have never had a boy
- Start to bond with baby... I am having the hardest time bonding.... I keep thinking something is going to happen to baby and I don't know if it would help to have something more concrete.
Reasons not to find out:
-Feeling tons of gender preference from those around me (everyone wants us to have a boy... mostly I think because we have 2 girls and they think we want a boy)
-Excitement of finding out when baby is born... having fun guessing
- Keeping nosy family out of it (see reason #1).
My mom really wants to start telling her family about the baby this week... (I am 16 weeks tomorrow or Thursday), I would like to wait until we get the U/S which we can do this weekend.... so I am kind of pressed for time to decide.
I guess we can always have it in an envelope and decide later.....
I just don't know.