(Closed) Finding out the sex of your baby – yes or no?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Finding out?
    Yes! : (127 votes)
    74 %
    No! : (45 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yes, absolutely. I could never not find out. It would drive me crazy not knowing.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I do not have enough willpower to not know. I also think I’ll share said gender with people. I’m not sure, however, that we will share our baby name until either very close to the birth or after.

    Post # 5
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Before I met my husband I always used to say that I wouldn’t want to know and would rather find out the “old fashioned” way– in the delivery room.  But my husband convinced me otherwise.  He is a planner and likes as much information in advance as possible.  We found out we’re having a little girl and now I couldn’t imagine not finding out.  It is so much fun planning for our daughter!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    there is so much more variety if you do know. one can only take so much pale yellow, pale green and white haha

    Post # 8
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    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I will absolutely find out.  I know a lot of people like the “surprise” of finding out at the birth, but I think I’ll be just as “surprised” at the ultrasound appointment, it’s just an earlier surprise!

    For me personally, I’d want to know.  I’m a big fan of pink and blue things rather than yellow, green, purple, and white.  I know, I know; I’m gender stereotyping.  I wore a lot of pink when I was a baby and lived in a pink room until I was about 16 and I turned out fine.  ๐Ÿ˜›

    I respect people’s decision not to find out, though – it’s just not for me.  I’m a detail planner.

    Post # 9
    Member
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That is a big YES for both soon to be hubby and I. It is very hard to prepare for the baby if you don’t know what they are! Besides there are not very much neutral clothes for babies nowadays. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    I think your reasons sound pretty solid. I can’t think of any reason I WOULDN’T want to know, and I don’t think I know anyone who has chosen to be surprised, (or at least stuck with that choice,) older or otherwise. The only reason it’s “tradition” not to know is because the technology is relatively recent – it’s like saying it’s “nontraditional” to have electric lights in the delivery room.

    Congratulations on your baby!

    Post # 12
    Member
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldnt want to know. I like the idea of the old fashioned suprise. And I’d probably want to decorate the room in greens anyway… I’m weird like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    We’re not expecting, but Darling Husband and I are totally torn on this. We both can’t decide if we’d want to know or not! We do know that, if we find out the gender, we wouldn’t share it with anyone else.

    Post # 15
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    7679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My kids were born in the 90s when knowing the sex was already quite popular… and we didn’t. We didn’t bother painting the baby’s room beforehand, so there was no reason to know.

    Post # 16
    Member
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I don’t plan of having little ones for a few more years but i’d like atleast two. My plan is know the sex of the first one and have the second one as a surprise ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S this makes me think of the episode on Friends when Ross flipped back and forth from wating to know the sex of his child with his ex lesbian girlfriend.

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