(Closed) Does anyone keep the gender of the baby a surprise anymore?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We were team green! We had a baby 6 months ago & didn’t find out until he was born. I play on being team green for future babies too!

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was so surprised how many Team Green-ers there are on the August 2014 Momma’s thread. When I tell people that Darling Husband and I are not planning on finding out our baby’s gender, it surprises a lot of people. But it looks like, according to this site, there are a lot of people taking the route towards beign surprised on the Big Day!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by  JackieDe.
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sassy9226:  I think that’s the best solution for sure. We just haven’t found a nickname that sticks yet. I usually try to use “the baby” but sometimes that doesn’t fit in the sentence. And I agree about “it”…talk about not being able to bond! 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We don’t know (due April 2) and I would say there’s still a good amount of people who choose not to find out…at least those I’ve met while being pregnant :). So in my opinion to answer your question, yes, lots of people choose to keep it a surprise!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

kate02121:  We have the babycenter ap that keeps track of what size fruit or veggie baby is, and I usually call him or her whatever the fruit or veggie for that week is.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My husband and I are going to find out the gender. I originally did not want to find out and he has always been one for finding out. After much talking I have decided to switch sides and now want to find out. Like a previous poster had said this is also our first child and there are so many things we don’t know going into this. Finding out the gender is one thing that can help us feel more prepared for when he/she gets here. Now that I am getting closer to being able to find out it’s getting exciting. Hearing “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl” is still going to be exciting and emotional wether it’s in the delivery room or ultrasound room.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We aren’t TTC yet but we’ve already discussed this and don’t plan on finding out.  We want to be surprised, although Darling Husband has already said that he would really like a girl.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I bought most of my baby crap before I got pregnant, so a great deal of it is gender-neutral (I do have several ‘boys only’ or ‘girls only’ outfits that I inherited or bought at steep discount, though — so not entirely gender neutral!). It’s nice to not have the obligation to rebuy everything if I wind up having a second baby of another sex.

I will find out the sex of my baby ASAP — I still see it as a surprise — though certainly I see no problem at all with NOT knowing (that can be fun too!).

The baby’s nursery will be gender-neutral (cloud theme) so I never have to bother with that with a second baby.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

JackieDe:  Haha yes, my Father-In-Law insists on calling the baby kumquat still. I have another ap that gives the “manly” version of the weekly fruit, and this week I’m a hand grenade (instead of avocado) haha. Not sure how I’d feel about calling my baby a grenade  but I think a lot of people do it the way you are. I just need something that sticks, that feels right, and that I don’t feel silly saying. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

kate02121:  Ha! Awesome! Do you have the name of the ap? That’s too funny.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We didn’t find out. My fiancé, and everyone around us, would have loved for us to find out….but I refused to. My fiancé understood because he said it was the only real thing I could control about my pregnancy so he agreed to not find out. We just did the baby shower after baby was born to help others have an easier time with gifts, but that way they could meet baby! Everyone loved that he was there! We are planning to TTC as soon as we are married and will be team green all over again! 

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t get the point in not finding out, though it is certainly a valid decision. But I mean, it’s a surprise no matter what. Either you find out the sex around 20 weeks or you find out around 40 weeks! There’s still excitement and anticipation in both scenarios.

I actually find the whole “team green” thing to be quite trendy right now. It’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve even heard of such a thing.

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper

We were surprised, but even had we opted to know, we agreed that we did not want to tell anyone else until after the birth of a healthy baby.  The clothes and blankets were  so not a  big deal.  I had two separate orders of gender specific stuff ready to be picked up or delivered to our door as soon as we knew.  

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m very impatient so there’s no way I would be able to wait 9 months to find out! I think Darling Husband knows this already so he’s probably prepared to find out. 🙂

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We plan on TTC for the first time soon, and don’t plan on finding out until he or she comes to join us.  I don’t want to build my child a complete identity before I have meet them.  And I guess I’m just old school.  I also like the idea of keeping things gender nuetral as far as the nursery.  We are planning an owl theme.  

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