Monday, October 02, 2006

Girl or Boy?

It is so amazing at the opinions every single person has on finding out the gender of YOUR baby! And they aren't shy... Here are some opinions:

"Don't find out; life doesn't have a lot of surprises"
"Don't find out, you aren't the super organized type who needs everything done" (This was from Bitch Girl at work and it was kind of a slam in a way to my organizational skills)
"If you find out, you don't get as much stuff at your shower" from Jenn, who didn't find out and got almost everything on her registry! yahoo!!

Then I get...
"Find out because if you don't you won't get as much stuff at your shower", totally contradicts what Jenn said, which is why I found it so amusing... My friend is convinced if you don't know what you are having, people don't buy you as much stuff...
"Its fun to know"
"Its still a surprise, just earlier!"

My husband really wants to know, but I'm not sure. I have about another two months to decide, so I'm not worried.

Here is my other funny thought... The Chinese Gender Prediction chart says that according to my due date, the baby was conceived when I was 28 in August, so will be a boy. Yet, since this baby was frozen for two months, it was actually conceived in JUNE, so it will be a GIRL... And I also wonder about the whole zodiac thing... Is it based on conception, or birth? This baby was conceived in June, so its birth should be March, not May... Does that change its personality?

These are the things I think about. I'm slowly going insane...

Oh, and my pants no longer fit. I cried until J reminded me it wasn't b/c I was getting fat, its just because I'm pregnant. Its is still an alien idea to me. I'm waiting for the call... "Haha! Just kidding! You aren't pregnant! We'll give you a sock monkey instead for your troubles"

Good thing the nausea has stuck with me; its a reality check!!


Jenn said...

Joei- even once you decide whether or not to find out the gender of your baby people will still be chock-full of unwarranted opinions. Just do whatever feels right for you. But believe me when I tell you that if you don't know what you are having people are less inclined to just buy you cute outfits and are more inclined to buy you the real stuff that you will use. :)

Heather said...

I don't have the patience to wait that long - if you do, more power to you. Of course, I'm also impatient about needing to know the sex of your baby, so I want you to find out. ha!

Seriously, like Jenn said, I'm sure people will have comments to make either way.

Lee said...

You've got my mind buzzing with what you said about the whole Zodiac thing & Chinese Gender Prediction.........I can't shake it! I'll be curious now until the little one arrives!

Anonymous said...

Joei - Honey only you & DH can decide, but I do agree with Jenn. People do tend to stay away from the unisex 'cute' clothes & will buy you the things you really do need. Also if you are anything like me, I wanted to be the one picking Rowan's clothes - I hated much of the stuff people bought for her, not being ungreatful but....
Anyhow, you will probably change our mind so many times, that you wont know yourself until you are asked at your next U/S !!
Yvonne xx