As I mentioned in my post (here) yesterday I wanted to find out the gender of our 2nd baby at the 20 week ultrasound. We found out at the 20 wk with our first too. Only, with our first we found out in the ultrasound room. Boring. So, we wanted to do something a bit different for baby #2.
You see, this isn't just any box. Nope, this box contains the gender of the baby...only we had no idea what was inside.
When we went in for the ultrasound we had the tech put the gender in an envelope. We then promptly went to The Children's Place to purchase an outfit for the new baby...we gave the envelope to the clerk along with a little boy outfit and a little girl outfit. We wandered around the store a bit more while the clerk looked in the envelope and put the outfit that fit the baby's gender in the box and hid the other one behind the counter. The trick was finding 2 outfits that were exactly the same price (I'm a snooper and would have looked at the receipt to see the total). So, the only person that knew what we were having at that point was the ultrasound tech, the store clerk (and me...only because I already "knew.")
We then arranged a date night and dropped our 1 1/2 year old off at his grandparent's house. Of course we brought the box with us. Somehow we managed to make it through out entire meal without opening the box. And as we were waiting for dessert we opened it.
I loved finding out this way. It was romantic and such a special moment that just the 2 of us got to share. We felt like we had our own little secret.
After we left, we dashed back to the Children's Place and got our 1 1/2 year old a matching outfit "from his brother."
How did you find out the gender of your children? If you waited until the day of birth, how did you get past the 20 wk ultrasound without caving?