I always knew that I wanted to be surprised by the sex of my first child, but my husband said he wanted to see the sex. He doesn’t like surprises, works as a first responder, and tells me that “surprises” aren’t usually good in his work. I get it.
While I think most couples would consent to what the woman wants during her pregnancy, I knew it would make my partner feel more comfortable and less anxious.
Just because I wanted something and he didn’t wasn’t a sign that it was “my way or the highway.” I told him that we could both have it our way.
The only stipulation was that he couldn’t tell anyone else about the sex. I didn’t want a random coworker or a cashier at the grocery store to know the sex if I didn’t. I trusted him to keep the secret and not share it with anyone. I never second-guessed that he could do it…
The most fun part of the experience was that people who learned about our “situation” kept trying to get him to tell them the sex.
They’d say, “Your wife will never know!” and “I won’t tell anyone.” He enjoyed keeping the secret from others and having some information he could share when the baby was born other than the name, length, and weight…
Read the full Story at Insider about How I couldn’t have kept it a secret.
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