Post # 1
So one of my good friends decided to find out the sex of her baby a few months go and was told she was expecting a little girl…fast forward to now and she’s just given birth to a beautiful baby BOY!
Any other bees had this happen to them or anyone they know?
Post # 2
I’ve known a few people that this has happened to! It’s always a delighful surprise!
Post # 3
I wish I never read this thread! lol
I have been told I’m having a girl, which I’m absolutely thrilled about! But it was early and I am confirming next week at my next u/s….
You’re making me nervous!
Post # 4
I’ve heard this is far more common in exactly that situation — boys being mislabeled girls in utero. Maybe it’s laziness on the technician’s part, or the shorthand of, “There’s no penis, it’s a girl, even if I don’t see visual confirmation it’s a girl,” sometimes fails.
When I was a very little girl — 4 or 5 — I remember going to a neighbor’s baby shower. Everything was blueblueblue for her son, Alexander. A big surprise came when “Alexander” was born, and he was actually a girl. Needless to say, he became “Alexis.”
Post # 5
This is why early ultrasounds are not such a good idea lol. I know a lot of people who paid for elective u/s to find out the sex early and they were wrong. Its never a sure thing until the baby is born!!
Post # 7
We have a Joey’s first Christmas ordiment on my parent’s tree, but none with my name. My parents were very surprised!
Post # 6
SellyJo: I’ve heard that they can never be 100% sure its a girl until birth. I have heard of it happening to others.
Post # 8
The more I look into it, the more common this seems to be!
My friend was told it was ‘definitely a girl’ all the way through so everything is pink… The nursery, the clothes, the gifts…. everything!!! She is delighted with her little bundle of joy but has absolutely nothing for a boy so everyone is trying to rally around for things while she’s in the hospital! He doesn’t even have a name yet!
I don’t think I’d ever want to find out after this… far better to get everything neutral and just wait and see 🙂
Post # 9
Pollywog: Haha! I love that your parents kept the ornament!
Post # 10
SellyJo: I know someone this happened to, for a while Doctors in New Brunswick weren’t allowed to tell you the sex of your baby because of a pending lawsuit (a mother was suing for all the money she spent on girl stuff and the ‘pain and anguish’ of having a boy when she expected a girl) parents had to drive to Nova Scotia and pay for a private scan if they wanted to know.
I think that’s changed there now, but I know some techs are still reluctant to tell for this reason.
Post # 11
SellyJo: OMG this is the first I’ve heard of that! I guess it can happen, of course.
I think I’d be inevitably happy either way, but I’m very “girls wear pink, boys wear blue” at least when they’re babies, so I’d be in for a rude awakening after decorating a nursery and buying all girl’s stuff!
Post # 12
This didn’t happen to me but I was so afraid it would. I really “felt” I was having a boy early on but then they told me a girl at my 20 week ultrasound. I was thrilled, but then I started hearing all the horror stories on how they could be wrong. I even got a 3D ultrasound later on just to be sure…She confirmed it was a girl. I was relieved but still paranoid because I didn’t actually see the girl parts lol. One of the first things I said when my dd was born was, “she’s a girl, right?!” the doctor just laughed at me
Post # 13
SellyJo: I’ve seen my baby girl’s “bits” several times, so I’m quite confident they are lady bits in there. To be honest, if this happened to me, I’d be a bit devastated. I’ve spent over half my pregnancy bonding with a daughter and calling her by her name and loving her. I would feel like I lost a child if I suddenly had a son instead.. or at least that’s how I feel now. I don’t know how I would really react. I hope they didn’t buy all pink stuff like I have..
Post # 14
SellyJo: This happened to my MIL during her 2nd pregnancy – they told her they were having a boy but she had a girl – and she was born on April Fools Day! So everyone thought they were kidding. But my MIL says that had a feeling the baby was a girl the whole pregnancy.
Post # 15
I know a few people this has happened to as well. One of the reasons that even if we find out the sex (when we decide to have kids) we will not buy everything in pink or blue. Plus we want 2-3 kids, and green & yellow big ticket items can easily be reused if the 2nd child is a diferent sex.