Am I Having a Boy or a Girl: How to Tell
When I was pregnant, I didn’t want to find out the baby’s sex. I think it’s the most wonderful experience to be completely surprised when the doctor pulls out the baby!
Everyone jabs, “But when you find out in advance, it’s still a surprise!” However I liken that to opening up your presents before your birthday. Gifts are going to be a surprise no matter when you open them, but of course you wait until your birthday! Cmon now! You don’t open up your birthday gifts 20 weeks before your birth date!
I respect people who want to find out and plan every last detail, but waiting until the birth was always how I imagined it for me personally.
Dean would have been genuinely happy with either sex. He still asks if we should try for a daughter and I shake my head. We both work and travel a lot for our jobs, and more importantly, we are too old. I used to feel young, but now I feel old. I think that’s due to parenting!
I really wanted a boy and got him!
My dad wanted another grandson. In his words, “I spent my life surrounded by women (my mom, my sister, and me), I want boys!”
My mom, like Dean, was happy either way. She did say it would have been nice to have a granddaughter, but she would have been happy with either.
Healthy is all that matters!
All that said, the technician (who was aware that we did not want to know the sex) twice said “he” during the ultrasound tonight. I don’t know if that was a slip or whether she did that to play with our minds or whether “he” is just the standard when talking generally.
According to the 700-year-old Chinese Gender Calendar where you enter the baby’s due date and the mother’s birth date, we were supposed to have a girl. Ha!
What about you? Did you find out? Is there a predictor you used that got it right?