Most new parents I know found out their babies’ gender long before they were born. In many ways, it just makes sense: You don’t have to decorate the nursery in neutral sage green if you’d rather create a princess sanctuary or sports-themed room. You only have to come up with one set of possible names. And your family and friends can buy every “Daddy’s Little Girl” onesie for the shower without having to worry about returning the clothes the day after the baby comes.
You’d think that Melissa Joan Hart would agree. After all, she’s pregnant with her third child, and she already has two sons, 6-year-old Mason and 4-year-old Braydon. Wouldn’t it be natural to find out whether she can stock up on frilly clothes at last?
You’d think – but you’d be wrong. “We don’t want to know,” she tells People exclusively. “We found out both other times, but this one we want [it to be] a surprise.”
And though there are plenty of old wives’ tales about ways to tell if you’re expecting one or the other, it’s not so easy in Melissa Joan’s case.
For example, some say that girls give their mothers a rougher time in utero than boys do. But Melissa Joan says that with Mason, “I was shocked at how much I didn’t like being pregnant and how uncomfortable I was.” Her time with Braydon was much easier, but now with #3, “I’ve had a lot of nausea and exhaustion,” she says.
Maybe she’d be better off predicting her baby’s sex through her cravings. She tells the magazine that she’s been munching a lot of dill potato chips – and legend has it that salt cravings signal a boy.
Either way, she’s hoping to duplicate the natural experience she had with her second child. “I did a hypnobirthing class and managed to pop Brady out naturally, so that’s the plan again, but we’ll see,” she says.
We can’t wait to find out! How about you?
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