Worth The Wait

San Francisco, California

Meet Maria and Robert. They are patiently waiting for baby _______! Yes, people, that blank line means that they are waiting until birth to find out their baby’s gender! 

I don’t know how they do it. 

I had three pregnancies and for every single one WEEK 16 was highlighted on my calendar with little pink and blue hearts.  I created countdown alarms in case the visual reminder and appointment confirmations were to fail.  I let my mom swing my wedding ring over my belly to see if it swung round and round for a baby girl or back and forth for a baby boy. I counted the little blocks on all the Chinese gender prediction calendars I could possibly find on Google and even let little old ladies at the supermarket predict my baby’s gender based on the shape of my belly! 

I have to say, though, Maria and Robert's decision says a lot about them and, in my humble opinion, prepares them for the days to come. To forego control now means that they will be prepared later for the mystery, magic and everything outside our control that a new baby brings about. 

Having a baby is a big deal, not knowing what you are having will magnify the feeling of that momentous moment exponentially. If you asked me, there is no better surprise more worth the wait.  

Congratulations you two! I can’t wait to meet and photograph your much awaited baby!