- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
For me, I would want to find out with just my husband too. I think there is something very weird about celebrating a baby’s gender, so the whole gender reveal party doesn’t appeal to me at all.
Not pregnant but someday plan to be, and we will find out.
Also a question for the parents on this thread —
Why do you call it a “gender” reveal? You’re finding out the baby’s sex. I know “sex reveal” party isn’t as Pinterest friendly, but sex/gender are not interchangeable terms.
We did an elective ultrasound at 16 weeks and found out then. It was at one of those just-for-fun places so the lights were off and soft music was playing, and we got teary eyed when we were told it was a girl.
i was always team green until I went to a reveal party a few years ago for a good friend of mine. She and her husband cut the cake at the end of the party revealing a thick blue icing. The looks of joy on their faces were priceless and I loved being able to share in their joy. Obviously, they would have been happy regardless. It’s awesome that I am a part of that happy memory and that I have a happy memory of them. So that’s when I decided to have a reveal when we conceive. I want others to share in our excitement and joy. I also want my family and friends to have joyous memories of our little one even before the birth.
I personally am not a huge fan of over the top reveals where you invite the whole world. Close family would be okay. We did the dna blood test and got results when I was 11 weeks. The nurse told me on the phone and my DH was home sick with me so I just went straight down and told him. We were both positive it was a boy but she’s a girl. I was so happy but my Husband was in shock for a bit and quite obviously disappointed as he was really wanting a boy. He’s fine with it all now but thank god no one else was around. Your immediate feelings can definitely be seen and neither of us felt that we would react that way so you never know.
We did a cell free dna test and the office called me with the results and asked if I wanted to know the sex. I was in my way to work so I called DH and told him. We kept it to ourselves until we revealed we were even pregnant at like 24ish weeks. We were not initially going to tell anyone the sex because we figured if they felt the need to buy us crap they would have to make it neutral.
Quite frankly, I don’t get the point of the reveal parties. They seem pretty self centered and over the top to me. People have babies every day and they are either boys or girls.
During delivery. It was amazing.
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