Pregnant child star Hilary Duff revealed the sex of her baby with husband Mike Comrie on Ellen, reports E! Online.   Duff said she wanted DeGeneres to be the first to know the sex of her baby.  DeGeneres then tried to guess the gender of the baby by asking a series of questions.  After Ellen guessed the baby was a boy, Duff replied, “It’s a boy!  Good job.  I had [a] feeling it was a boy the whole time.”

What are the advantages to finding out the sex of your unborn baby?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though finding out the sex of your unborn child can remove some of the surprise when you deliver, knowing the sex ahead of time does have advantages.  Here are a few benefits to having prior knowledge:

1. Choosing a name: Deciding on a name for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions of your pregnancy.  By knowing the gender of your child, you can dedicate more of your time to names that will be appropriate.

2. Planning a baby shower: Planning for your baby shower becomes much easier when you know the sex of your baby.  Your friends will also be able to give more fitting and useful gifts.

3.  Preparing for the baby: Knowing the sex of your baby ahead of time allows you to avoid neutral colors and dull clothes when you prepare for the baby’s arrival.

Did you find out the gender of your baby ahead of time?  Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below!