Post # 1
Just curious about how everyone will or did handle finding out their children’s genders before they are born. When we have children, FI wants to know their gender but I don’t. I think I will be taking the reigns on this one. I figure if I’m the one who has to deal with weight gain, labor, and morning sickness, I will be the one making this decision! 🙂
Post # 3
Oh my gosh, it would be very cool to be surprised, but there is no way I’d be able to NOT find out! LOL I mean just knowing that I could know, I would just have to find out!
Post # 4
weve both decided that when we have kids we want to know so we can be prepared. my mom had all her four kids be a surprise, and had them all natually, no epidural. i dont know how my mom did it!
Post # 5
Ugh all this baby talk on WB today is not helping my baby fever at all!
I used to think that I didn’t want to know until the baby was born but I am way too into planning for that! I already have names picked out and a color scheme for a non-existant nursery, as well as furniture picked out for the room.
Post # 6
I’m gonna wanna know. I can’t handle NOT knowing.
Post # 7
We’ve talked about our future family but haven’t gotten to this topic yet. I’m with honeybun – being surprised sounds cool but we’re both huge planners and would want to know ahead of time. Also, everyone else in the family found out and announced before hand so it would prob drive the fam nuts, lol.
Post # 8
my fi said he thinks he would be neat to wait. but i’m a planner, i would go crazy if i didn’t know. i’ll have the nursery ready the second i know if it’s a boy or a girl. and my favorite color is pink, so i’m not ok with doing a neutral color if it’s a girl.
Post # 9
I found out with my first daughter (now 6). I think I might have it be a surprise the next time!
Post # 10
Neither of us want to know when the time comes. I really love the element of surprise and am fine with making a gender-neutral nursery. I think not knowing adds an extra layer of excitement.
Post # 11
I want it to be a surprise (when it happens) and he said he’d like to find out. I know eh wouldn’t be able to find out and manage to keep it a secret from me so neither one of us will find out.
At least thats how I feel now, who knows what pregnancy hormones will do to me 🙂
Post # 12
i definitely will be finding out. i don’t know if the guy wants to know but i’m knowing. lol. i suck at anticipating things so knowing that i’m having a baby but not knowing what will KILL me. i have no clue how other people can handle it. i mean, can it really be a surprise? it’ll either be a boy or a girl. now, if it was a puppy, then THAT would be a surprise! lol.
but mainly, i have to know because i really, REALLY want boys so if i’m told i’ll be having a girl, i’m going to need some time to mourn the fact that i didn’t get what i wanted so that i can be super excited when i do give birth.
Post # 13
We’ve already decided that once we do get pregnant, we won’t find out the gender and will pick out unisex names so that we can name either gender the same name. We already have our first baby’s name picked out, and we aren’t even close to trying for one
Post # 14
We decided not to find out, despite a little pressure from my family. We’re both super exited to wait. I cannot wait for my husband to make the big announcement in the delivery room. How cool will that be! Plus, pregnancy is hard, man. It’s definitely given me something to look forward to, even when I’m bowed over the toilet for the fifth time that day. 🙂
Plus, weren’t not into pink or blue, so everything can be done beforehand without knowing the baby’s sex: the nursery will be painted/decorated, all the baby items will be bought except some outfits, names for both sexes will be picked out, etc…
Post # 15
By the way, I was told by a lady who just had her baby that you get better gifts when guests don’t know the gender of the baby! As in, instead of just picking up something blue or pink, you get stuff you’ll end up needed (breast pumps and yellow blankets, burp towels, shoes, etc) and you dont get an explosion of pink and blue….=]
Post # 16
We’re not planning on having a baby any time soon, but we would both want to know. We’re planners and there’s no way we would want to wait!