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Pros and Cons of Learning the Sex of Your Baby


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."

"Me too."

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."