A friend of mine who is also expecting a baby (and only a little over a month ahead of me) told me she got a blood test to determine the gender of her baby! I had no idea such a thing existed, and neither did she until her doctor mentioned it.
I did some research and discovered that the test can be performed as early as 7 weeks pregnant. Most insurance companies aren’t covering the test (like that is a surprise) unless it is being performed to check for congenital, hereditary, sex-linked disorders like hemophilia. The plus side is it isn’t that expensive in the grand scheme of things.
I know what I will be asking my doctor about at my appointment next week!