I’ve done it both ways. For my first two boys I didn’t find out and I was ok with it. As the blog below points out, people got really ticked off about it! “How will we know what to buy?” they said. Well, all babies need the same things – diapers, bath supplies, sheets, receiving blankets, clothes and believe it or not, not ALL of them have to be blue or pink! There are some beautiful neutral tones these days and it’s nice to have a variety instead of having everything the same.
For the third, I did a gender reveal. It as SO. MUCH. FUN. I had the ultrasound tech write down the results and hide it in an envelope. And I took that to a baker, who made me a dozen cupcakes filled with either blue or pink inside. And yes, I resisted the urge to peek! That evening with my mom, sister, aunts and closest friends I bit into a cupcake with PINK in the middle. I was in shock!! That was an amazing moment that I will never forget.
But the thing is, I will never forget that moment in the delivery room when I found that that my boys were boys, either. No matter how you do it, it’s amazing. Maybe you know the gender but you still don’t know what your baby will look like, or who’s features they will have, or anything else about them until they’re born.
If you’re on the fence, maybe this blog will persuade you!
My husband and I agreed early on in my first pregnancy that we wouldn't find out the sex of the baby. I had a boy. Then I went on to get pregnant three more times and still never found out the baby's gender. I had three more boys.