One thing that gets debated a lot on the baby message boards and in real life is whether or not to find out the gender of the baby before delivery. The typical argument you hear for wanting to wait is that it's one of life's few surprises so better to wait to experience that surprise. For those that choose to wait, I give you all the credit in the world, that takes an insane amount of patience and willpower. Neither of which I have! So Kudos. But here's the thing, even if you find out during your ultrasound or gender reveal party or another way it's still a surprise!
Believe me, laying on that table being 99% sure I was having a little girl and then hearing it was actually a boy was definitely a surprise! A very happy surprise but a surprise none the less. And for me I have to say I'm glad I got that surprise during the ultrasound and not in the delivery room. Finding out the way we did was great... for us. I loved that it was just the two of us (and the ultrasound tech, but I forgot she was there) rather than a room full of doctors and nurses. I loved that we were able to hug and kiss and celebrate with each other immediately and that I wasn't drugged up, exhausted and in pain when I heard the news of my son. It was also nice to have that information for just the two of us for a short time before making all the calls to family and friends and hearing their excitement. For us it was perfect and I wouldn't change it. Plus I now have 4 months to try to wrap my brain around the fact that I'm having a SON! And of course to shop until my house is bursting with blue.
I don't want anyone to think I'm knocking those that wait to find out, as I said, I give you all the credit in the world and I'm sure that experience was/will be amazing but for us finding out early was the way to go. So for any of you out there that are pregnant or plan to be pregnant and debating whether or not to find out early it's just something to keep in mind. Finding out the sex of your baby is a HUGE moment and can be very emotional so just make sure the setting you find it out in is what you feel most comfortable with.
So tell me- did/will you find out the gender before the baby arrives? Any regrets with your choice?