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Did you find out your baby's gender?

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 7 months ago
Usually around 20 weeks you get the anatomy scan and can also be told the gender of your child. Did you end up finding out, or did you keep it a surprise?

My husband and I found out, but we kept it a surprise for everyone else! I wanted something to be just for us to know and share with others when our little one was born.


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MariposaMariposa
posted 1 year 7 months ago
I went back and forth on this for quite a long time. My hubby didn't care either way, so it was totally up to me and I couldn't make up my mind.

Final decision was that I was old fashioned enough to want the thrill of finding out gender on the day of birth, so I didn't find out ahead of time, no.

I should add the our daughter was born 5 weeks prematurely, so I'm not sure I would have been able to continue holding out or not but when it was all over, I was glad I didn't know ahead of time. Well... I was glad I didn't *confirm* ahead of time, I should say, because from the very beginning I felt that I knew it was a girl. I was right! Intuition about those things is a lot stronger than many people give it credit for!

JosiePJosieP
posted 1 year 7 months ago
I agree! I didn't hold out till the end, but I was right for both of my boys. In fact, I've always said I WILLED them to be boys haha. Two of the best days of my life (aside from the days they were born, of course).

MariposaMariposa
posted 1 year 7 months ago

JosieP said:
I agree! I didn't hold out till the end, but I was right for both of my boys. In fact, I've always said I WILLED them to be boys haha. Two of the best days of my life (aside from the days they were born, of course).
That intuition stuff is very strong, isn't it, JosieP?! I've heard people say (and of course I know it's true in theory) "Oh sure, you had a 50-50 chance of guessing right!" I guess they just don't understand that it's not a guess at all, but a strong feeling.

Intuition or lucky guess guess doesn't really matter... WE know we're right!

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 7 months ago
You guys will laugh at me but I was 100% wrong with my mama gut instincts! I was so so convinced I was having a boy. When they told us we were having a girl I was basically questioning the ultrasound tech thinking to myself "no way, this guy must be new or something, he's obviously got it wrong!"

But, he wasn't wrong! I just had the guessing side of things totally off track!

Akiram13Akiram13
posted 1 year 7 months ago
For my three girls i was able to find out the gender at 6 months. But this pregnancy just two days ago at 21 weeks my ultrasound results said it 80% chance male. I am so excited to have my first son.


All of my girls wouldnt show their gender and i had to retake. So i am happy that this time i got the results and had my prayers answered Smile

MelissavdW27MelissavdW27
posted 1 year 7 months ago
Oh, I couldn't keep it to myself and I don't think I would've remained semi-sane if I didn't find out the gender. I like to be in control of things, and as it is during pregnancy you are not in control of most things. So finding out the gender helped me to feel like I have some form of control on what to buy regarding clothes and choosing a name. It took me 8 months to find a name for my second baby. Imagine if I had to wait till she was born to start looking for names?!

NewJersey13NewJersey13
posted 1 year 7 months ago
I decided to find out the gender of my baby. I did not keep it as a surprise. I was excited to tell everyone what I was having. I wanted to know the gender of my baby because I wanted to pick a theme for the baby room that was specific to the gender. I also wanted people to know if they were buying for a boy or a girl. I thinking knowing the gender of my baby made it easier for me to shop.

morgoodiemorgoodie
posted 1 year 7 months ago
I did not want to find out when I was pregnant with my first child. I wanted the whole experience of not knowing and being surprised. Of course, in my heart I knew I was having a girl and that was all I needed. I reveled in all the experiences of my first pregnancy and could have stayed that way if I had the choice. However, my second pregnancy I opted to find out even though I knew I was going to have a boy but I needed it confirmed so I could save the baby clothes if I needed to. It is rare anymore for people to wait until the birth to find out what they are having.

darkchilddarkchild
posted 1 year 7 months ago
We were as anxious as others and ended up checking the gender of our baby. I wanted to start calling him a name; I am not a fan of surprises and would rather prepare for a particular gender. I also wanted to buy a specific gender's clothes and accessories.

But I only revealed the gender to my sisters and no one else, I preferred to be private about it and others knew when the baby was born.

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