Why I Didn't Find Out the Gender of Our BabyI'm a habitual planner, and to say I have a bit of a controlling nature is a gross understatement. So when I became pregnant with our third baby, I assumed, as did everyone who knows me, that we'd find out the gender of this baby. That was the plan because of course I had to know the sex of this baby so I could plan, plan, plan the months away leading up to the birth, right? Well, it turns out that sometimes plans are best when derailed a bit.
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As the day grew closer for me to make the magical 18-week ultrasound appointment so we could see if baby number 3 was a he or a she, I started to fill with dread. I knew that once I found out I would go into hyperactive planning mode, which for me would also mean hyperactive stress mode. 17 weeks into this third pregnancy, and it was the most relaxed and peaceful pregnancy yet. I felt happy and content, and I was quite frankly afraid of rocking the happy boat. I just wasn't ready to start