Happy new year! Now that the season of sending beautifully photographed Christmas cards featuring the cutest kids in their best clothes is over, I can now tell the truth.
Thank you for those Christmas cards. They help me keep track of how many children you have. Because here is the truth:
- Your first child: We will learn their name and their sex.
- Your second child: We will know they exist and we will be, on average, 50% correct about their sex.
- Your third+ child: We will know they exist only when your Christmas card comes around. (“Dang! They had a 3rd kid? When? That kid looks like it’s been alive for a while! Was she pregnant?”)