Eek! I'm so excited to be able to share this with you!
First things first, though. My (almost) 20 week photo! The last one you saw was at 15 weeks, and baby just keeps growing! I'm still bigger than my pregnancy with the twins, too. I'd say I'm about 4 weeks bigger. :)
I'm in that yucky clothing phase of pregnancy, too. None of my small clothes fit, and all of my maternity clothes are too big. You'll be glad to hear that I've been choosing to wear the clothes that are too big, but it makes me feel kind of frumpy. :)
Okay, on to the fun stuff! Tony and I have been discussing finding out whether this baby is a boy or a girl at our halfway ultrasound. He tends to be in the "find out" camp, and I waver back and forth constantly. So, here's the idea I finally pitched to him, and he went for it!
We have agreed to allow YOU, our blog readers, to decide whether or not we'll find out what gender this baby is!
Now do you see why I'm so excited? The truth is, I can go either way, so I'll be perfectly happy with whatever decision is made. I think Tony's a little nervous about leaving our fate in the hands of other people, but you have to admit, it's going to be a blast. :)
So, here are my arguments for and against finding out:
If we find out:
*It makes planning for a new baby generally easier.
*This is the best choice if we have a boy. We don't have any boy clothing, blankets, towels, or bedding. (Should have registered for gender-neutral items the first time around!)
*No matter which sex the baby is, it makes name selection a little easier when you know what you're having.
*The excitement is spread out, in a way. We get to find out what gender he/she is now, and we get to see what he/she looks like and have the excitement of having a new baby in November!
If we don't find out:
*We get to have the moment when the doctor announces, "it's a boy!" or "it's a girl!"
*I want to decorate the new nursery in primary colors, so gender doesn't matter in that respect.
*If we have a boy, we have enough gender-neutral items to get by. Plus, I think it's safe to assume that he'll receive gifts, especially since he'll be born within a couple of months of Christmas.
*I may go crazy trying to plan for all the unknowns. :)
Disclaimer: If, by some miracle, we find a second baby in there, Tony and I will make the final decision. I think you understand. :)
The ultrasound is on the afternoon of July 5th. Voting will close on the afternoon of July 4th. I believe you can only vote once per computer.
Our fate is in your hands! What's your vote? And be sure to leave a comment to share in our excitement!