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

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did an elective ultrasound and our families were with us.

Post # 62
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Busy bee

We did an extra scan to find out. My Mother-In-Law was there when we found out. Which says a lot about the dynamic…

Post # 63
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had the Harmony Genetic Test done, due to age and family history of Downs Syndrome, and there was the option to find out the fetal sex within that test. It was all covered by insurance, so we figured why not.

We got the results of the test not even a week ater, via our hospital’s online account system. The nurse who gave us the results asked how we would like to know the sex, so i just said she could reply with the results. The next day, I left the message unread so Darling Husband and I could read it together.

I opened the message, looked away and Darling Husband read the results. We were having a boy! 

We kept that information to ourselves for quite awhile, and it was confirmed at the anatomy scan a month later.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I found out both times during the anatomy scan with my husband and mom present (and dd1 for baby #2).  I didn’t mind having my mom there.  I probably wouldn’t enjoy having it announced at a party bc I don’t enjoy being the focus of attention and having groups of people watch my reactions to things lol.

Post # 66
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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misspenny2010 :  It’s actually on the form of the Harmony Test, and I had to specifically say I wanted it to be done. Otherwise, I don’t think they would have. It didn’t cost extra, but luckily… insurance covered it all!

Post # 67
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Dup post

Post # 68
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Helper bee

Sounds exactly like my situation! My sister in law wants to do the same, give the envelope to her and her plan a reveal.  But my husband and I have chose to find out first, just the two of us, and do a small reveal for the family.

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

We just started trying but have already decided we we will find out the sex on our own. We both have a strong preference and will be one and done, so we don’t want the pressure to be excited if we need some time to adjust. Of course we will end up being ecstatic about any child — the odds are so against us that any child would be a blessing. But I wold not want to do that in front of anyone else. 

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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misspenny2010 :  We found out alone at our scan which was exactly the way we wanted it to be. We then did the simple thing and called or texted (for those at work) our family to tell them. 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

After the scan, I had the tech put the result in an envelope. Darling Husband was out of town for work so he couldn’t be at the appointment. When I got home, I facetimed him and we “opened” it together. I actually pulled it out away from me so he saw it first. =)

My friends did something similar. Had the tech write it on an envelope and then they went out to dinner and opened it together.

Post # 72
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Blushing bee

If I get pregnant I don’t want to know, I really desperately want to find out at the birth. But  I am worried it will be revealed as I will need tests done amnio or cvs due to my age.  How do I avoid them telling me when they have it in the results in front of them?

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My husband and I found out together during the ultrasound, had our private “holy crap we’re going to have a son!” moment (I cried out of pure parental emotion) and then we had a bit of time to compose ourselves before calling our immediate family. My Mother-In-Law got to find out first though, as she’s a nurse in the hospital where we had our ultrasound 🙂 so she met us right afterward.

I’m glad we found out alone, because I would have been embarrassed to cry in front of others…

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