Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes, I Want It To Be A Surprise...Are You Surprised?

Fact: I am not finding out what I'm having.

Fact: People are generally shocked by this.

Yep, you heard me correctly, I want to be surprised by the gender of my baby.

This day and age, I feel that people have fallen out of the joy of being surprised by things. Everyone wants to pick their own Christmas presents, throw their own birthday parties and buy baby clothes the minute they know what they're having. Not this girl. I love a good surprise, hence why Christmas presents still overly excite me, my bridal shower made me shed tears of joy, and I will be arriving to the hospital with my bag packed with an outfit for a boy and an outfit for a girl. Just how I always wanted it.

Think about it. What an amazing surprise to anxiously and paitently await the arrival of your baby and really, really meet them the day they are born. How beautiful to be able to truly look at my infant for the very first time, pleasently surprised with my little boy or little girl, fall in love all over again, and tell my baby it's name. I really don't think there is any better way to do it. At least, not for me.

It truly is the surprise of a lifetime.


  1. love this...I wish I had the strength to be surprised and I am not good with surprises at all!!!

  2. I think that's a wonderful idea for you Val! Everyone is going to have their own opinion or preference but you have to do what is right for you! Me personally, I loathe gender neutral colors and didn't want that for my baby so that is the main reason we found out, and I am so excited to give my little girl the girlie room I always wanted as a child! It will all work out and everyone will be excited for you no matter what! :)

  3. We are waiting to find out too. Kudos to you, and I agree 100% with all you wrote.

  4. I'M SO EXXCITED THAT YOU ARE WAITING!!! My sister both waited- my brother didnt. I love love love when couples wait to be surprised. My mom always said "It is truly a miracle and a 8th wonder if the world to have this little human being grow inside and then be surprised by what you've been carrying"

    are you gonna share some names?? =P or is that top secret