boy or girl: should you find out?

Years and years…and years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby I couldn’t wait to find out what my loins spawned. Would I be buying pink frilly curtains with ballerinas posing in the five basic positions or crib sheets covered in quarterbacks and wide receivers? 

We reached the three month mark and began telling all of our friends and family (and any stranger who asked, “How are you today?”) that we were pregnant. After congratulating us, they all had one question, “Are you going to find out if it’s a boy or a girl?” 

“Heck YEAH,” I said with excited conviction.

Just before our four month ultrasound…Read More.

Above is the beginning of a post I have written for ABC and the Million Moms Challenge

How fortunate was I in all three of my pregnancies (and you probably were too if you are reading this) that I was allowed the privilege of frivolous thought? Boy or girl? Girl or boy? So many mothers here in the U.S. and around the world are not as lucky. They wonder if their babies will be healthy, if the baby will survive childbirth, if they themselves will survive it. If the birth is successful, they deal with the first years of life being riddled with health issues, a lack of vaccinations and malnutrition. Please help me to help ABC and Million Moms Challenge change the face of pregnancy and motherhood for those in need.

Please click the link to finish the story and show your support for those mothers around the world who are in need. Thank you.