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

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Finding out?
    Yes! : (127 votes)
    74 %
    No! : (45 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 32
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    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I will definitely find out.  I’m too much of a planner not too.

    And I agree with the PPs that I’ll be just as surprised at the ultrasounds as I would be at the birth.  The surprise is just a few months earlier.

    Post # 33
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    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We had all intentions of NOT finding out, but our ultrasound tech slipped up at our 25 week ultrasound (to re-check something) and said “the weight is in the 26th percentile, for a GIRL” we even told her twice and she turned the screen away. Honest mistake and we have made the best of it and our little girl is due in less than a week! I have to say, planning is a lot easier knowing the gender.

    Post # 34
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    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am SUCH a girly girl and want to find out more than anything when that time comes, for the simple reason of knowing whether to buy buttloads of pink or not. To me, that’s not enough reason to spoil one of the last few surprises left in life. So, I’m going to try to not find out, and do the nursery in grey +color (which is what I wanted to do anyways). So, I’ll buy pink AND blue pillows and accents a month out or so, and once baby arrives will take back whatever color doesn’t work out. I can literally seeing me wasting some money up  front buying in pink and blue, but refund policies tend to be generous these days 🙂 

    Post # 35
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    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I’m too much of a control freak to wait! 

    Post # 36
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t like surprises so I would definitely want to know.

    That said, I’m not sure I would tell people. I just read a blog post somewhere that said it may be helpful to not tell people the gender as then they spend $$$ buying a ton of tiny, cutesy dresses, baseball jerseys, stuffies (and other non-essential things) rather than spending the same amount on essentials that you really really need. I’m not gift-grabby so it’s less about not getting the essentials (we can buy those ourselves) as being drowned in a sea of pastel pink or blue items (I’m not really into the traditional pastel, teddy bear-adorned things).

    Post # 37
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    3451 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I found out with my pregnancies.

    Post # 38
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    1306 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ahh Darling Husband and I constantly go back and forth on this.  (And we’re years out from even TTC!!)  He absolutely wants to know the sex.  I, on the other hand, waiver.  The bigger part of me wants the surprise (my mom was surprised with both my brother and I and said she couldn’t imagine it any other way!), but the obsessive planner in my wants to know!!  I have some time to think about it, but I have a feeling we’ll end up finding out when that time comes.

    Post # 39
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m definitely NOT going to find out. I love surprises and I feel like this for me will be the ultimate surprise. My fiance jokes that he is going to buy an at home ultrasound machine and find out the sex for himself. I really don’t think I’ll mind waiting but that may change once I’m actually pregnant (which I’m years away from).

    Post # 40
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    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    It’s hard enough for me to wait as long as I have to. Find out!!

    Post # 41
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wish I could be strong enough to wait! We found out with our first, and probably will again. Darling Husband doesn’t like the idea of not knowing at all, but I think it would be the greatest surprise life has to offer.

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