For those who found out (or will find out) the baby's gender…

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you/will you...?
    Find out at the ultrasound, make one mass announcement. : (25 votes)
    18 %
    Find out at the ultrasound, tell people individually/in small groups. : (63 votes)
    45 %
    Find out at the ultrasound, keep it a secret! : (19 votes)
    13 %
    Have ultrasound tech put gender in envelope, have a gender reveal party! : (27 votes)
    19 %
    Other - will share below! : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I bought party poppers on etsy that had blue confetti inside. So I gave them to people (for instance one group was just my mom and dad) and I filmed them making guesses on what they thought the baby would be and then I filmed them popping the poppers! It was really cute!! 

    For everyone else (like Facebook friends and stuff)  I just took a pic of little blue shoes with a scratch card we were GOING to use before we found poppers and the popped poppers. 

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    Post # 4
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee

    We found out and decided not to share. Horrible decision. People were very disrespectful of the decision and constantly badgering is about it, or waiting for one of us to ‘slip up’. i wouldn’t do it again. 

    Post # 5
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    PoppyH:  wow! I can’t believe people would be so inconsiderate about your personal decision! That’s ridiculous!!

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    Post # 6
    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    PoppyH:  That’s interesting… I was considering finding out and not telling. Will definitely not tell anyone we know!!! 

    Post # 7
    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We found out during the ultrasound and each called our parents right after. Everyone knew when our ultrasound was so they were all waiting. When we called them we gave them the go ahead to ca ll any family members who wanted to know first hand and then we texted our siblings. Then the next day we put it on facebook by posting a picture of me wearing pink and holding up pink booties to my stomach. One of my Aunts and a couple of DH’s Aunts were upset that they found out on Facebook, but we didn’t care. The way we looked at it is that it was our news and our experience to enjoy and we shouldn’t be obligated to call everyone personally. We prefered to spend our time celebrating.


    Post # 8
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We found out at our ultrasound with the intentions of keeping it a secret until birth. That lasted about one week because people kept badgering and trying to guilt us into telling (my MIL said “do you want me to spend my hard earned money on green and yellow?!” Umm what’s wrong with green and yellow??”). We ended up doing the hands dipped in paint pressed on a white shirt Pinterest gender reveal. Emailed it to our parents and family one day and then posted it to Facebook the next day. I must admit it was such a relief having it out in the open. It’s nice to be able to openly say “he just kicked me!” Instead of “the baby”.

    Post # 9
    7198 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I made two separate papers that said “It’s a girl!” and “It’s a boy!” and had her put the right one in the envelope and throw the other one away. We filmed ourselves opening the envelope at home and shared that with family and friends. If we had lived close to family, we would have probably had a small gender reveal party.

    Post # 10
    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We found out and were going to reveal the gender at our baby shower but realized we really wanted to tell everyone and keeping it a secret was no fun. So I baked a two layer cake and told my mom each layer represented a gender of each baby (was pregnant with twins). She cut into the cake and was so excited! We then told a few family and friends and then I basially announced that my husband was a ‘maker of men’ as we were having two boys!

    I think, just like weddings, its easy to get caught up in Pintrest ideas..especially gender reveal ideas (which are super fun and cute btw), but we couldn’t afford to hire a photographer or throw another party so what we did worked out for us in the end.

    Post # 11
    277 posts
    Helper bee

    I guess we were kind of slackers… We found out really early because of some specialty ultrasound screenings we needed at about wk 15. We called our parents afterwards and told our friends as they asked…  no reveal and I didn’t want to talk about the pregnancy on facebook or social media so nothing there… But I’ve never regretted finding out and sharing our joy with family and friends.

    Post # 12
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    E_Lynne615:  I’m not pregnant, but we’ve already discussed this!!  😀  We’re going to NTNT from September/October

    We are definately going to have a gender reveal party.  They’re not a big thing in the UK, so I think our friends and family will be intrigued and excited to attend one!  We’ll have a cake reveal, because like my SO so elequently put – everything is better with cake 😀

    Post # 14
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    PoppyH:  Yikes, I’m sorry people were such jerks about it.  I’m torn – we know we will not be sharing the sex with anyone, but I’m undecided right now about whether or not I even want to know.  I always thought I would, but the idea of being Team Green is really growing on me.  We’ll see….but for sure, if we find out, we’ll just tell everyone that we don’t know.

    Post # 15
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I asked my husband and he has no idea.  LOL!  I think I’d lean towards telling people in a similar way that we told them about the pregnancy: separately in small-ish groups, maybe incorporating a cute announcement if we can think of something.  Like having them open a box with pink or blue something inside.  Honestly, we haven’t given this much thought ’cause I’m only 12 weeks and we’re not sure if we’ll find out in advance.

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