Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gender Reveal

Will you find out the gender of your baby or wait to be surprised the day he / she is born?

That is one question I've been asked that I didn't expect would stir up as many strong opinions and reactions as it has!

I was prepared for the name thing, and have been doing my best to be pretty vague about our name ideas for Baby Torok.  (Although I think most of people already knew what our favorites were, and those I've shared with have thankfully not offered opinions one way or another...)

I was prepared for the "natural vs. drugs" delivery debate. 

And I was even prepared for the very personal question of "are you planning on breastfeeding?"

But I never thought that telling people whether or not we were going to find out the sex of our baby would stir up such controversy!  I (naively) thought people just wanted to know, not because they thought one way was better or worse! 

To be honest, I've always wanted to know beforehand (which I'm sure is not very surprising to most).  I can't help it, I'm a planner...I want the "right" stuff...and I hate surprises!  But I can see the fun and romance in waiting until the baby is born...  In my opinion, you can't go wrong either way, it's just a matter of preference! 

Any guesses on how / when Nate wants to find out?

Anyways, peoples' reactions to our decision have made me so curious:  Do you feel strongly one way or the other?  Or have you encountered the same reactions (or either side) when asked if you will find out the gender?  Do you want to know beforehand or wait until the birth day? 

Don't be shy on posting your thoughts - I've heard just about every argument in the book already :) and we've already made up our minds!

Check back tomorrow to see when we will have our gender reveal - in a few weeks or a few months!


  1. Congratulations, Kaitlin! My cousin waited to find out the gender for both of her children. I am pretty sure that I would go insane if I waited! How else would you plan the room, clothing, etc. I think that it depends on whether you like to plan/be prepared or enjoy surprises.

    Good luck to you both on your decision:)

    1. Thanks so much!! And I'd have to agree with your logic! :) xoxo

    2. I think its a surprise either way :) Finding out earlier does not make it any less of a surprise, just an earlier surprise!

  2. I am with you, Casey. You are "surprised" at four months rather than nine.