Welcome back readers!
As November slowly approaches, my wife and I are awaiting the arrival of our second child with excitement. Now if you know me or have been following my blog, we never found out the sex of our son until he was born. Some people thought it was a unique idea for today’s society, as many parents don’t wait to find out the gender of their own little peanut. Most individuals, however, didn’t understand. They would ask myself or my wife why we were doing such a thing. I wrote about the journey of dealing with those people and their opinions in this previous post.
So, getting back to this pregnancy, now is as good a time as any to let everyone know that we are doing it once again. As frustrating as it was to deal with SO many people not grasping the reasoning of our decision, we have to stick to what WE believe in: The most important thing is having a child who comes into this world healthy.
But for all who just can’t get over our choice, let me preemptively answer a few questions they might ponder:
“How will you decorate the nursery?”
Same way we did my son’s room; hang some pictures and wall decorations. Mama and Papa aren’t painting a room just so we have to repaint it years later when the kid doesn’t like the color anymore.
“What about your son? Don’t you think he will want to know?”
He’s not even two yet. I don’t think he cares that much. Probably just hoping it’s a monkey. Next question.
“You already have a boy. Don’t you really want a girl?”
Honestly, we would love to have one of each, but will be just as happy with another boy. Oh, and don’t even think if we do have another son, we can try again. Two tiny terrors will be this household’s limit.
Of course, I have no idea if people will bombard us with these questions throughout this pregnancy. Or if we will have nearly as many individuals as confused as the last time. And please understand, I completely respect the decision some parents make in finding out if they are having a boy or girl. It’s just not us.
-So any parents out there who are like us and are keeping (or have kept) the sex of their baby a surprise? What kind of questions/judgements have you dealt with? Or if you are parents who did find out mid-pregnancy, could you deal with not knowing until the birth?
Please comment below!