the baby space bump. photo by the baby space teen, who (much to his embarrassment) had to stand in the middle of the street to snap it.
This week I dreamed, in contrast to my other dream, that everyone was telling me the ultrasound showed a girl. What does this mean? Um, most likely nothing. But it's interesting how much emphasis we put on gender (myself included) isn't it?
I found the story about the Canadian couple who aren't revealing the sex of their child really interesting, but what I found most fascinating was not that they chose to keep it private, but that when they did, it became a worldwide story. Really?
But hey, when it comes to speculating about the gender and sex of my own unborn child, I am all about it. In fact, speculating about almost anything to do with my unborn child is an (almost) endless source of interest to me. What colour eyes will they have? What will their personality be like? It's the unknown, it's a surprise, and it's fun. Whatever the answer, will I value them more or less? No. Will I treat them differently? I hope not.
The always fabulous Jo just did a fun post about finding out the sex and I love how the parents-to-be in the video came up with such an inventive way of hearing and telling their news, and how excited they were.
Next week we have our 18 week scan and I'm pretty excited myself. But this time we're not finding out if the wee baby space baby is a boy or a girl. (Which won't stop me from scrutinizing the pics to see what I can make out!)
Yep, after finding out with the teen and the preschooler, I'd like this one to be a surprise. Also, you know, I'm pretty sure it's a boy ;)
How about you? What do you think about keeping a child's sex private? And did you/will you find out the sex of your wee ones pre-birth?
p.s You can read the Canadian mum's original article here.