(Closed) Do you want to find out the sex of the baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Poll
    I will definetely find out! : (56 votes)
    56 %
    I don't want to know, surprise!! : (34 votes)
    34 %
    We want to know, but won't let anyone else know : (10 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are going to wait to find out until the baby is born at least for the first one.

    You should put up a poll!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We found out. My main issue was (and will be for the nex too) that I love pink. If I were to have a girl (which I am), I would not have been happy having neutral colors everywhere, I want pink!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I want to find out, but would keep it a secret from everyone else. That way, I can go shopping for all the cute clothes and we can narrow down a name, leaving all the neutral onesies and stuff for everyone else to get. I figure when we get pregnant, it will be pretty obvious to everyone fairly soon that we’re expecting (pretty hard to hide that baby bump!), but the sex of the baby is something that can be for the two of us to share.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m not pregnant, but Fiance & have have had this talk. we want to wait to find out. i think it will be really hard not to have them tell you if they keep asking at ultrasounds, so we plan on telling them we don’t want to know & that they please not ask us as we don’t want to give in to temptation! Fiance wants to be the one to announce it, that will be his job, i’ll push it out & he can tell me what it is, lol! i wonder if we could switch, his job sounds better=)

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @MrsE.ToBe : My OB doesn’t have any ultrasounds after 20 weeks (which is when you find out the sex) unless there’s a problem, so if you say no to knowing then, you don’t really get another chance to find out.

    Post # 8
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am an extreme planner. I think I would have such anxiety if I didn’t know because then everything wouldn’t be able to be planned out completely LOL

    For those of you who don’t want to find out, make sure the doctors, nurses, and all the staff know this and ask them not to provide any leading information. My parents didn’t want to find out with their first child but everyone just kept telling her the baby was a linebacker so she ended up praying that it was a boy lol

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @artbee: interesting. the drs around here all seem to do them more frequently than that. i’m sure it depends on a lot of other factors, like my bff who had twins had TONS of ultrasounds.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Absolutely. I couldn’t imagine not finding out. I’m a planner and I’ll need to have the nursery, clothes and what not all done way ahead of time. The whole gender neutral thing does nothing for me. My Future Sister-In-Law is pregnant now and they’re not finding out. I personally think it’s annoying but to each their own (it’s their kid, what does it matter what I think). Gender neutral stuff is just not as cute as little pink dresses or little blue onesies with trains all over them .

    Either way you look at it, most gender neutral options are more boyish than they are girlish. I would not be happy having an all green nursery for a little girl (but then again pinks also my favorite color). Our friends wanted to find out the sex of their baby but she wasn’t cooperating at the ultrasounds so they weren’t able to. Their nursery was much more suited for a boy than it was a girl. They’ve since added some more girly aspects but those are all things that could have been done long before the baby was born had they been able to find out. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    YESSSSSSS.

    I wouldn’t be able to wait. 😀

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I found out with my son!!

     

    Everyone always said that we ruined the surprise – but how? It was still a surprise to us…it just happened 20 weeks earlier and we we’re able to prepare better!

    Post # 12
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    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I wasnt able to wait, we found out as soon as we could. But i have 2 friends that had babies in the past 3 months and one friend had twins and did not find out until delivery and the other had one and she waited until delivery. Both did neutral nuseries. I am such a planner that i could not wait to figure out what kind of nursery to plan for.

    Post # 13
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    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Actually, nowadays MORE people are choosing to find out beforehand. There are so few surprises left once you become an adult, why ruin this one? I didn’t and never would find out.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Due to the extremely high chance that if it we had a girl she’d develop some form of cancer we wanted to find out so we could prepare ourselves. If that wasn’t part of the equation I would have liked to have kept it a secret.

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We will absolutely find out.  I’m a planner and will have to know ahead of time.  It is just my nature.

    And I agree with the PP who said it is still just as much of a surprise whether you find our at a 20 week ultrasound or at birth.  You can just be more prepared with one option over the other.

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