Cupid's Pulse Article: Mario and Courtney Lopez Welcome a Baby BoyCupid's Pulse Article: Mario and Courtney Lopez Welcome a Baby Boy

By April Littleton

People reports that Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney welcomed their second child, Dominic, Monday, September 9. “It’s a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please welcome Dominic Lopez to the world,” Lopez wrote on Twitter.“Couldn’t be happier … Courtney and baby are doing just fine.”

What are the perks of waiting to find out the gender of your child?

Cupid’s Advice:

You’re pregnant, but you’re unsure if you’d like to know the sex of the baby before it’s time for you to give birth or if you’d rather wait until the big day. Keeping it a mystery until the day you deliver can be a lot of fun for you and your partner. Cupid has some advice:

1. Excitement: If you decide that you don’t want to know the gender of your baby, labor will be very exciting for you and your whole family. The news that you’ve had a boy or a girl will be even more special since you’ve waited so long to find out. You’ll have even more memories to look back on and you’ll have quite a story to tell your child when he or she grows up.

2. No expectations: Even if you do find out if you’re having a boy or girl, that prediction isn’t necessarily 100 percent correct. Mistakes do happen. You could be expecting to have a boy and end up delivering a girl. If you expect one thing, you won’t be prepared for any other circumstances. Avoid any potential sadness, anxiety or grief by letting the gender be a complete surprise. You and your honey can have a little fun with it and plan for the birth of your newborn to go either way.

3. Shopping: Instead of sticking to traditional blues for a boy or pinks for a girl, spice things up and go for unisex colors. Shopping for a “mystery” baby will be more fun and exciting and you’ll have more options to choose from. You can stay safe and go for more neutral colors. Or, go a little crazy and pick something bright and vibrant for your baby’s nursery.

Are there any more perks to waiting to find out the gender of a baby? Comment below.