Soon after the baby was born, in a pool of water at home, Witterick, 38, and Stocker, 39, sent an email announcing to loved ones: "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now - a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...)."
Kathy Witterick and David Stocker recently landed on the front page of The Toronto Star, explaining that they hope their third child, Storm, can remain untouched by the connotations of pink versus blue, male versus female, long enough to make up his or her own mind.
They told the Star that Storm's two older siblings - both on-the-record boys - know the baby's gender, along with a close family friend and the midwives who delivered him. They plan to keep the secret as long as Storm, 2-year-old Kio and 5-year-old Jazz are OK with it.
There's nothing unusual about Storm's genitalia, the parents note, but they've been stung by criticism of their older children for liking pink and purple clothes and other "girly" things, like the occasional dress and long hair for Jazz, who's currently sporting braids.Nation & World | Couple's gender secret for baby touches off debate | Seattle Times Newspaper