Ever since she announced her pregnancy, Kate Middleton has been on the front of tabloids around the world as people speculate the gender of her unborn baby. On a number of occasions, Middleton has "almost" let it slip. Most notably, Middleton allegedly used the "D" consonant while speaking to an individual at a public event, leading people to believe that she was about to refer to her baby as her daughter.
The Royal Family has yet to make an official statement, and it seems that it will stay that way until Middleton reaches the end of her pregnancy calendar in July. However, people who've seen Middleton and Prince William out shopping for the baby's nursery say that it's fairly obvious that they're expecting a boy, according to The Mirror. Sources say that Prince William was recently seen carrying a blue teddy bear, and many of the items that they've purchased have been the same hue.
"Kate was chatting to [a group of Army wives] about prams and one of the girls said she had just bought a Bugaboo," a source told The Mirror. "Kate said she had [one] as well, a light blue one."
However, other people close to the couple who've seen the royal nursery claim that there's no indication of gender. Some say that it's a tastefully decorated room - not over-the-top - and it has fairly neutral colors. If this is the case, it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are doing a magnificent job of keeping the baby's gender a secret!
Are you expecting a boy or girl?
This is a question that makes parents go crazy as soon as they find out they're expecting. The fact of the matter is that gender can't be determined as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed, but science is getting closer to giving people more options when it comes to finding out the news. For instance, The New York Times reported that a new blood test may be able to provide parents with this information as early as seven weeks. However, the standard time frame for testing is typically the second trimester, according to the Mayo Clinic. This is when the baby has an established heartbeat and functioning organs.
Did you wait to determine the gender of your baby? Were you too anxious to hold off until the delivery? Leave your feedback in the comments section!