(Closed) Discovering baby's gender… question for Bees

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had genetic testing done for both babies.  The doctor called me and told me they were girls.  I called my husband and told him.  So nothing elaborate.

I will say if you really want a boy or girl, do not find out in front of other people. Pregnancy hormones are weird and if it’s not the gender you want, you may cry uncontrollably like I did! 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

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CityBearBride :  Even if you think you don’t care about the sex, you can still be surprised. I was convinced that I didn’t care either way but for some reason “felt” it was a boy, when we found out it was a girl I was disappointed. I think because I had a hard relationship with my mother  and felt scared I would do the same to my daughter. I got over it and am so excited for our little girl now, but it was a weird reaction that I never expected. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did a 3d ultrasound specifically to find out. My mom was there, and my sister, dad and a few friends were able to stream it online…we opened it up to whoever wanted to watch.

We had a boy, and there was no mistaking it once the tech started hovering over that area. It was a really special moment. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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CityBearBride :  haha, I got what I wanted and STILL cried uncontrollably! 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We wanted to know as soon as possible, the suspense was killing me!  Our ultrasound technician told us.  No regrets!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

“Gender reveals” aren’t really a thing here in the uk. Friends that have wanted to know just asked st the scan.

we are ttc. If we get lucky I don’t want to know the sex. DH does. So I don’t know what we’ll do here. 

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

#1- during the ultrasound

#2- I had the prenatal genetic testing and they called me.  I called my DH

I don’t really care to throw a party about it myself, although I’ve been to some and they’re fine.  If you want to do some reveal thing but don’t want anyone else knowing first just do the cake thing and take the sealed envelope to the baker. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ll be finding out at my 20 week ultrasound in a couple of days.  I know I’ll probably react, so I just want it to be between me and my husband (and the tech, lol).  We won’t be doing any big gender reveal to family either…I think some of them are so adorable and fun, but I’m trying really hard to not go too crazy with gender specific stuff before the baby is born…no pink or blue if I can help it!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had genetic testing at 10 weeks and the dr office just called and told me. Then I texted my husband. I am not a person who would ever do a gender reveal party.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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misspenny2010 :  We did the NIPT blood test at 10 weeks. 2 weeks later when the results were in I logged on to my paitent portal and read the letter from my OB (both DH and I were at work). At the bottom it said to call the office if we wanted to know the baby’s sex. I called DH and he conferenced in the OB office in a three-way call. The nurse told both of us over the phone so we both found out at the same time 🙂

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Seriously though, if either of you have a preference for a certain gender PLEASE don’t do a big gender reveal in front of a bunch of people. That is so freaking awkward when one/both of the people is upset about it!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We are doing a reveal with immediate family, low-key. With that being said, we planned on finding out with everyone else, but we have now decided we want that moment together of seeing it on the screen alone. & I think thats best, you never know how youll react & ive been super emotional lately! Im also having a fun time looking at ways to reveal, I wouldnt want someone else to just go ahead and decide for me! Takes some of the fun out of it! We are getting a baseball with pink or blue powder in it that explodes when hit. 

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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misspenny2010 :  I wasn’t there myself but they posted it all on FB. They had all blue decor, “team blue” shirts, etc., and then they opened a box of pink balloons…you could tell in the video they were so disappointed! Like WHY would you set yourself up for that!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We had a cell-free DNA test performed, and I got a phone call from the doctor’s office letting me know the gender. I came home and told my husband one on one. We told my parents and sister over dinner that weekend, and called his family the same day. 

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