Boy or girl

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.

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18 Responses to Boy or girl

  1. How exciting! A boy! Congratulations! I actually used to work for a maternity retail chain called A Pea in the Pod while I was in college and that was one of the questions I used to ask my clients. I worked there for 3 years and in that time I think a little more than half of the women said they knew what they were having or were waiting for their next appointment to find out. If it were me, I would want to know too as soon as I could.

  2. jill says:

    Wow, a baby boy!! :) :) That’s so cute, congratulations!!
    I’d want to know too, but when my sister had her children she refused to find out.. I never quite understood her point of view, but I guess it doesn’t matter much in the end :)

    Great pictures by the way, really truly awesome. You’re such a beautiful pregnant lady!

  3. Sarah says:

    Wonderful, and congratulations again :) I, too, can’t wait to see him in person!
    I love your pregnant-in-Paris-photos, I can’t stop smiling when I see them. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    xoxo Sarah

  4. Paige says:

    Hurray for a boy!!! I can’t wait to meet him on the blog!

  5. Nina says:

    I can’t wait to see your baby boy! ^^ I longed to ask you if you knew if it’s a boy or a girl but I thought it to be kinda rude and I refrained myself, so I’m really happy now that you told :D I think there’s nothing wrong with wanting to know the gender of your child, just as you said we live in a modern world and why not use its advantages? Sometimes “natural” gets a bit overrated, I think.

  6. Katya says:

    Тоня, я хотела высказать предположение, что у Вас будет мальчик, когда поздравляла, но решила не спешить и подождать, когда Вы сами поднимите эту тему) Вы еще больше похорошели с животиком, а есть мнение (с какой-то стороны подкрепленное еще и медицинскими доводами), что с мальчиками в животе будущая мама становится еще прекраснее. Быть мамой мальчика – очень увлекательно) Еще раз поздравляю и желаю Вам хорошего самочувствия!

  7. Ksenia says:

    Антонина,поздравляю с мальчиком! Мне кажется это здорово, знать заранее, кто у тебя будет и использовать это для подготовки ко встрече!

  8. TA says:

    Lovely! Congratulations!

  9. janerowena says:

    I wanted to know, too. I am one of four sisters, but we each have a boy and a girl, which is quite strange but very nice.

  10. you look beautiful as never….febrary 14? That’s really cute and another boy as Greger of course ;) !

  11. Hannah says:

    Congratulations! I think you’ll be a wonderful mother.

  12. laura says:

    Wonderful!! :-)

  13. Melinda says:

    Wonderful! I love reading ur blog and I have to admit that your pregnancy posts made me smile :) hope you’re always healthy and happy ^^

  14. Anna says:

    Congratulations! Boys are so much fun. I have two, and with my first was not able to find out the sex before birth (though I had a pretty strong feeling he was a boy). With my second, I had an ultrasound at almost every appointment because my Doctor had a machine in his office and liked to play with it. It was a lot of fun, and absolutely magical to see my baby grow throughout my pregnancy. I think it is great that technology can help us to get to know our babies before they are even born; whether we choose to use it or not.

  15. Susie says:

    No way! I just checked your blog for the first time in ages and saw your super exciting news – Congrats!!! you look amazing and I could not be happier for you and Hannes. xx

  16. NeenaJ says:

    Congratulations! I think it’s perfectly natural to want to know the sex of the baby – I did and it was a boy, too. It’s so much nicer to be able to address the bump properly as “he” or “she” or with their chosen name if you have one. And it helps with the preparations for decor and gifts. Saves having to return 20 yellow outfits when people buy “gender neutral” baby clothes! LOL.

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  18. Olga P says:

    Congratulations!!! :D

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