Finding out the Baby’s Sex

I had imagined at the start of all of this that I would want to be surprised about the sex of the baby.  Imagine what a magical moment at the birth: “It’s a….!”  I’ve known a few people who have done that, and it’s so exciting to wait for the news!  You hit refresh over and over on their Facebook page and keep checking the twitter feed.  It’s thrilling!

Before the hyperemesis gravidarum, I wanted this.  I didn’t want to know until the moment of birth if I was having a boy or a girl.  Sure it would be tough not knowing.  Sure it would make me crazy.  I could handle it, though.  I could take the exquisite torture of having to wait.

Having re-experienced HG, though, I don’t think I’m able to wait.  I want to find out what the gender is. I almost feel like it’s a cookie that I earned somehow.  It’s as though, in my mind, I’ve been through enough punishment.  I just can’t handle anything self-inflicted even if it is positive.

My husband is thankful for my change of heart. I don’t think he could have gone 5 months without knowing, and I’m certain that he wouldn’t have been able to resist telling me. When he has a secret like that, one that is just so good and so exciting, he just can’t keep it to himself. He just can’t bear it. The news just bubbles up out of him. He loves to share things, especially big, happy things that other people will find exciting, too. Christmas and birthdays are torture for him because he wants to spill the beans so badly about what presents he bought. It’s adorable.

With all of that in mind, we will be finding out the sex of the baby next Wednesday when we go in for The Big Ultrasound!  I’m counting down the days!

I’ve even made a little poll for you guys to vote if you’re feeling in the guessing mood.  Check it out!  It’s over in the side-bar. See how good you are at psychic predictions!

We’ll let you guys know as soon as we find out.  Well, okay.  After we find out and after we tell our families.  My mom would absolutely slay me if I blogged or tweeted the news before she knew!  Who can blame her!

8 thoughts on “Finding out the Baby’s Sex

  1. Have you changed the layout again!?
    I agree. Its also a good way to bond I think, and its hard to bond with Baby when you have HG.
    I vote GIRL! had that feeling from day one.


  2. I can sense your excitement in this post, and I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to find out. I, like you, wanted to wait to know the sex of the baby, but HG changed all of that (as it changes so many things). I too felt as though I had earned the right to know somehow. I was also praying desperately for this baby, and until I knew his gender, it felt distant and unreal. I wanted my prayers to feel more sincere. We did manage to keep his name a secret until Christmas that year, which was a huge victory for me. We told all of our family his name in a Christmas card that they all opened at the same time. I was stuck in the hospital over Christmas, so we didn’t get to go buy gifts, so his name was it. They loved it and I loved the surprise on all of their faces. They’d been begging to know for months. I’m so happy for you, and I can’t wait to find out the gender of your little one.


  3. We didn’t find out the gender’s for any of our babies (3) and it was such a wonderful, incredible feeling that is hard to explain, when we saw what our children were. I am so happy to have stuck it out and waited.

    But I still love to hear what others are having! Looking forward to hearing your news!!!


  4. We weren’t going to find out the baby’s gender but I had so many ultrasounds I figured it out eventually. I don’t know how I managed not to slip into feminine pronouns but my DH got to have his big reveal.

    PA you deserve a cookie.


  5. I am so thrilled to find out if you’re having a little boy or girl (or monkey)!!! I can understand why people would want to leave it a surprise, but I don’t think I could personally do that. I gotta get crackin on another baby afghan!! Do you have any color preferences? I’m happy to do whatever to match it to bedding/etc. Again, I can’t wait to hear the news on Wednesday!! Love you so so muchhhh!!!


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