I was so concerned if we were doing the right thing that I put the question of whether to find out or not on our tacklenappy page on Facebook. I noticed one thing, within 10 minutes we had a response. I guess this is typical of this question, it’s a passionate question. It brings back fond memories of why you made your choice and you remember the good old days of the pregnancy.
Katrina advised me quite definitively that as she was having twins she needed to know for planning purposes. To be honest I would have done the same, with two on the way It’s much better to be prepared and know what’s coming, I would imagine you would want as few surprises from this point on as possible.
I waited a while and checked the responses again. Samantha supported our original view and made the point that there are not many surprises left anymore and we should wait. Sam also gave me an excellent idea of asking the sonographer to write down the sex and put it in an envelope and check to see if it was right once the baby was born.
Lee then advised that for each of his boys, the scan sex determination was wrong. This is a good point too as the scan can sometimes be inaccurate, too many times parents have been planning for one gender and the stork delivers another, throwing the initial first few weeks into disarray.
All of these comments had only made me second guess our decision, then second guess the second guess. Eventually I decided to stay strong with our original decision to not find out. We arrived at the hospital and were called in to have our scan. I wanted to make sure we stuck to our decision, so just after I said hello I advised the sonographer that we did not want to know the sex of the baby and that was that, decision made. Lock it in Eddie.
To be continued….