Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph and husband, director Paul Thomas Anderson, welcomed a baby boy into the world July 3rd, according to People. Rudolph kept the sex of her baby unknown until the day she popped. She said, “The exciting part is not knowing who’s coming, you have to wait nine months for a surprise, but then it’s a good payoff because it really is a surprise.” T he newborn, Jake, is home with his older sisters, Pearl and Lucille. The family is doing great, according to Rudolph’s rep.  You can check Rudolph out in her new role in Up All Night, which premieres this fall on NBC.

What are the advantages of keeping the sex of your unborn baby unknown?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a baby is always exciting, but a big decision every parent has to make is whether or not to find out the sex of the baby prior to the delivery. Cupid has some advantages to keeping the sex of your unborn baby unknown:

1. It’s a surprise: Take a tip from Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson.  Who doesn’t like a good surprise?  Not knowing the sex of your unborn baby creates a sense of excitement and suspense prior to the big day, which makes the whole experience even more memorable.

2. No expectations: By not knowing the sex of the unborn baby, you won’t know what to expect and therefore won’t be planning out the child’s entire future before he or she arrives.  Having an open mind will allow you to see the baby in an unbiased way.

3. Keep your family and friends anxious: Keeping the sex a secret won’t just make you anxious about the big day, but also your family and friends. What’s better than seeing or hearing their reactions when you say ‘It’s a boy’ or ‘It’s a girl’?

What advantages do you feel their are to not knowing the sex of your unborn baby?  Share your thoughts below!