One of the first decisions new parents face is whether or not to learn the sex of their baby. Here are two sides to the story:
No, I Didn't
"If we knew," Bill said, "we could spend half as much time picking out a name."
"If we knew," I said, "people would swamp us with pink or blue before the kid even showed up. Besides, I like a surprise."
And so, at my ultrasound, we didn't ask our baby's sex. I was never sorry.
True, I got sick of the question that everyone in the world seemed to ask: "Do you know if you're having a boy or a girl?" I also got sick of my smart-aleck reply: "We're definitely having a boy or a girl."