It’s a boy!

Just kidding. In answer to some recent queries, no, my wife and I have decided not to find out the sex of our child before he or she is born.

We waited with Clara and the suspense was fun as hell.

We discovered that Clara was a girl when the anesthesiologist peeked over the curtain during my wife’s unplanned C-section and said, “I see your baby.  Want to know if it’s a boy or girl?”

“Sure,” I said.

He leaned in a little closer and said, “Looks like you got yourself a girl.”

It’s a moment Elysha and I will never forget.

No reason why we wouldn’t want to do it again.


As a side benefit, our decision to wait makes several of our friends and family members absolutely insane. They think we are crazy for waiting.

One of our relatives found our decision to wait so utterly inexplicable that she was convinced we knew the sex of the baby and just weren’t telling. As with Clara, there are friends and family legitimately annoyed by our decision to wait.

Making yourself happy while making others unjustifiably annoyed is what I call a win-win scenario.