Whenever I’ve told someone about my pregnancy, they’ve been pretty quick to ask me if I know whether it’s a boy or a girl. My answer is that of course I know. I’ve wanted to know ever since I found out I was pregnant and I’m happy that I found out eventually.
However, some people get almost disappointed when I tell them that I know what it is. They always say something like “I would have preferred to find out the natural way” and accuse me of spoiling the surprise.
The way I see it, there’s nothing wrong with taking full advantage of modern medicine to find out as much as possible about your baby, even if it can’t be considered strictly natural. Everyone seems to think it’s perfectly natural to check for pregnancy with a test, but to me it was equally natural to check whether I’m carrying a boy or girl as it was to see if I was pregnant. What I’m most excited about is seeing and getting to know my child, and I’m certain that the fact that I know beforehand what it is won’t diminish that experience the slightest.
I can tell you that it was a big surprise when I found out, although I already had a hunch what it would be. It’s a baby boy, and his birthday is calculated to be on February 14, which happens to be Valentine’s Day.