(Closed) Are you planning to find out your baby's gender? Or will it be a surprise?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I plan on being surprised. We’ve talked about it and FI wants to find out. I think it’ll give me more motivation during labor if we don’t know the sex! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

DH and I both have agreed that we want to know. We’re both planners and it’s SO much easier when having a baby shower.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DH and I are wanting to find out as well. He has a feeling it’s a girl and I have a feeling it’s a boy. We find out in two weeks :). It’ll just be super handy to know when planning out the nursery and buying stuff to get ready for the little one as well.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are team green. We both agree that we want a surprise at the end of labour. I think it is fun not knowing and it is fun to hear everyone’s guess’s and why.

Also there are tonnese of gender neutral clothes and themes for the nursery.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We are team green all the way.  It was a little difficult when we were registering, but it’ll be so worth it when baby arrives, and we get that surprise at the end. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband and I talked about it and decided we wanted to know the gender. We were too impatient to wait. We’re having a girl. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I was happy staying in the dark and having a surprise. I was floored when Mr. Jaguar’s first question after our BFP was ‘When can we find out what we’re having?!’

He’s been a great support system, and I love that he’s so excited – so we’ll be finding out at 19 weeks, all going well.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I definitely want to know, so I can be prepared!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had to know ! This is our first pregnancy so it was a must. Maybe the third kid we won’t find out ?

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We are waiting.

I cannot wait for the moment when DH tells me the gender of the baby. I think there’s something very sweet about letting him experience some part of this first. I felt the kicks first, I get to bond first… this is one thing he can be the first to experience.

I also feel there are very few surprises in life that come anywhere near to this and I want to enjoy that anticipation.

We also want to make sure we buy and are gifted as much gender neutral stuff as possible, but that’s secondary.

Honestly, it’s not like knowing the gender makes anything easier to prepare for. There’s very little difference in a baby boy and a baby girl for the first year or two (if not more) other than deciding whether to circumcise and the color clothing that our culture has decided is appropriate for which gender.

Some people say it makes labor more exciting and bearable because you are excited not only to meet your child but also to finally know what gender it is.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

DH said he could wait until I delivered to find out the gender.  I say no way…I am way to Type A and want to know now.  We will find out in about 5 weeks 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am too OCD to not know.  Specifically, and really for only, preparing the nursery I need to know.  Basically, we have two spare rooms so if we had a boy he would go in one room and if it was a girl, we’d put her in the other one.  So, I want to know in order to get that together.  But like some others have said, whether a girl or boy I still want a lot of gender neutral things.  So maybe hubby and I will keep it between ourselves!?!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am not TTC yet.  But when the time comes I will definitely be finding out the gender.  Either way it is a surprise so might as well find out before birth to feel a little more prepared.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We will be finding out. I am way too neurotic not to. DH would be fine with waiting but there is no way I could wait.

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