Post # 1
First off, I know deep down you just have to brush annoying people off and move on, but sometimes a girl just has to vent, you know??
So our next ultrasound is at 20w1d, fairly typical from what I have researched. At this point we intend to find out the sex of our baby if it’s cooperating. My friend is going in for her next ultrasound at 18 weeks and her doctor (different than mine) intends to do their sex screening then. They have already sent out an invitation for a revealing party to all of our friends the same week that they find out. I’m really nervous for them. They are total bee-in-you-pants-types and what if they are unable to determine the gender at that point? It’s just such a crap shoot!
Post # 3
I kind of think that having a “revealing party” is pretty lame in and of itself! It will be a super duper lame revealing party if they have nothing to reveal.
Post # 4
Yeah we really wanted to find out before Christmas but we weren’t able to till our 20 wk appointment – he was just too small and it was too hard to get him in a good position. Personally I would want to make sure it was ABSOLUTELY positive what the gender was before announcing it.
Post # 5
@Ms Mini: Ok, good! I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks that it’s a little lame! It’s very “look at me” ish. Which is where they are kinda heading with their whole pregnancy.
Post # 6
Oh.Goodness. Revealing party? Some people think of everything.
Post # 7
All I can say is good luck to them lol. Our anatomy scan was at 18 wks and we were told there’s a 50% chance its a girl. A friend of mine who’s in ultrasound did a scan for me at 21 weeks and it took about 30 minutes and them tipping the bed upside down with my towards the ground to get the baby to cooperate enough for her to say she was about 90% sure it was indeed a girl. Even then we doubted it until we got further confirmation at a 30wk scan.
Post # 8
LOL, they were 50% sure it was a girl, huh? I bet you were that sure without an ultrasound!
I wouldn’t share the gender without being pretty positive, but I don’t think the revealing party is necessarily lame. I saw one couple who had the nurse write down the sex, they put it in an envelope without looking, and then they had a baker make the cake pink inside if it was a girl, and blue inside if it was a boy. They found out with their guests, and it sounded fun to me, but I don’t have the house to entertain.
Post # 9
I hated telling people when we were getting the scan b/c then I felt so much pressure for her to cooperate and not be in a bad position. Luckily for us she did, but I would never have been able to schedule an official revealing for it until I actually knew for sure.
Post # 10
I don’t think I would host a party for it until I was positive either. And even then, you can’t bee 100% sure until the kid pops out. Just so your friend doesn’t look silly I hope she’s able to find out the sex at 18 weeks!
Post # 11
When my sister in law went in to find out the gender of her little one, she went to a place that specifically does gender screening, there was a lady in an appointment before her that had come in 2 times and the baby would not cooperate, So that is risky to plan a party around something that you are not absolutely sure about. We plan to have an ultrasound at 17 weeks to see if its a boy or a girl but im not planning anything around that just in case.
Post # 12
@farmgirl2106: I love the idea to have the cake be a certain color. That is adorable!
Post # 13
@farmgirl2106: That is so cool! I hope that got photos of the reaction as they cut the cake. Even if you just had a small party with family it would be fun. Any excuse for a good food and gathering of the family. 😛