Some of you may remember being pregnant and wanting to know the gender of your baby before he/she made his/her grand arrival. There were all kinds of 'tricks' we used to tell us what we were having.
Hanging a needle over your hand by a thread and watching it rotate. Around in a circle meant you were having a girl, back and forth indicated a boy had taken up lodging in your uterus.
Heartburn during pregnancy meant the baby had hair, which probably meant it was a little girl.
If you carried the baby 'low', it was surely a boy.
And there were more...I tried them all.
Fast forward a few years to the remarkable technology which allowed you to actually see your little passenger before he/she was born. If you were lucky, the seeing allowed you to know whether you were having a boy or a girl.
I was kept in the dark about the gender of all seven of my kids until I actually pushed them into the world.
Not so for my kids. It was always fun to know in advance what kind of grandchild we were going to have. Now that knowing is so common and facebook is so 'out there', young parents-to-be are thinking of creative ways to announce the gender of their coming baby.
Here's Emily and Allan's announcement of our expected granddaughter.
It's so cute I just had to post it. Be prepared for lots of baby pictures come April.