19 Jan 2011 3 Comments
When I was pregnant with Jordan, I remember the disappointment in people’s faces when Michael and I tells them that we won’t find out the gender until the baby’s born. Many of our friends and relatives were shocked and in full panic asked what clothes should they get for the shower? Most of them think that it’s ridiculous not to find out the gender because they think that we need to prepare for the nursery, clothes, etc.
So Jordan’s gender was a surprise and we loved it! This whole conception and pregnancy is one of the greatest mysteries and a miracle of life and we feel like finding out the gender of your baby on the delivery date is part of the whole package. We also feel that there really are so few true happy surprises in life that we should savour each one of them! So when Jordan came out, the Dr. flipped him over and Michael cried it’s a boy! Needless to say, it was one of the greatest surprises of our lives.
As for decorating and buying items, we never have really decorated in a gender related way. We’ve always just been into bright and cheery colors for the bedrooms and such. With the clothes, because babies grow so quickly and everyone loves to give clothes as gifts, we bought whites with some yellows and greens. After the Small Fry arrived, it was fun taking him to get clothes especially for him in whatever colors we found were cute, and what actually fit because he grow and change sizes so rapidly!
Like what you’ve already guessed, we are keeping the gender of our Small Fry #2 as a surprise as well. We think that finding out is cheating – kind of like unwrapping your Christmas present way before Christmas. However, we are definitely not against anyone who wants to and does find out the gender of their babies. We just personally think that it’s so amazing to wait.
So the old-age question remains… did you find out the gender of your baby? And if you’re expecting, are you going to? :)