Cupid's Pulse Article: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Are ExpectingCupid's Pulse Article: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Are Expecting

Leading lady Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem have just announced that they are expecting their first baby, reports E! News.  Since many have been speculating about Cruz’s pregnancy for some time, this revelation did not come as a shock.  The sizzling Spanish actress is currently four months along.  There is still no word on the gender of this future celebi-tot.  However, it is sure to grace the covers of magazines everywhere upon entering the world.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to knowing the sex of your baby before it ‘s born?

Cupid’s Advice:

When a couple first announces they are expecting, “Do you know what you’re having?” is always one of the first questions asked.  While some couples are dying to know the gender of their unborn child, others would rather be surprised.  Cupid has some things to consider:

1. Gender bias: Though society has advanced, stereotypes surrounding men and women still exist.  It may be a good idea to keep your child away from labels as long as you can in order to shape them not as a boy or a girl, but as a person.  This starts with keeping the sex of your unborn child a surprise!

2. Pink or blue?: One of the best ways to “nest” as you prepare for a new baby is by decorating the baby’s room together.  To do so, you need a color scheme and/or theme.  Though there are some gender-neutral themes such as ducks and yellow, most are clearly one or the other.

3. There are no guarantees: Even with today’s technologies, the gender prediction of an unborn baby can still be inaccurate.  You’ll never truly know what you’re having until the day your son or daughter is born, so try to keep an open mind.  Bringing life into the world is amazing itself!