Post # 1
As you can see…I am really on this baby kick now. Even though I am not pregnant or TTC yet, I want to explore all of my options. I have a new question stemmed from TheFutureMcBride’s response to another one of my threads.
Are you keeping the sex of the baby a secret or do you want to know? Why or why not?
Post # 3
I found out the sex of my first baby, so next time I would like to see how I handle not knowing =) I think it would be exiting but my OH says he is going to want to know again…
Post # 4
I’m not pregnant, but when I do become pregnant, I want it to be kept a surprise until the baby is born!! You have so little good surprises left in life as you get older, and this is one of the best ones!!
Post # 5
My husband and I REALLY wanted to find out! I am a big planner so it was key for me to know. I think it is pretty cool when people wait for the suprise but I couldn’t do that 🙂 We told everyone that it’s a girl…makes showers/etc easier but I know some couples who save that part as a suprise for everyone else.
For our next baby? I love the idea of having the ultrasound tech putting the pictures/sex into an envelope and then going on a special date night/weekend and opening it together!!
Post # 6
i wish could wait to find out but i just know, knowing me, there is no way i could wait!! i am envious of those who do!
Post # 7
Before I got pregnant, I always said that I would not want to find out the sex, no matter what. Now that I’m pregnant, as time goes on, I’m considering finding out! I flip flop back and forth all the time. I really like the idea of keeping the surprise until the birth. Also, if we stock up on gender neutral things now, we’ll be able to use them for our other future children. But, I do kind of feel like knowing the sex of the baby while it’s in my belly will make me feel closer to it and maybe enhance our bonding. Is that crazy? Does anyone else have this feeling or have heard about this? Also, I don’t really love a lot of the gender neutral nursery items/themes out there, so I’d like to know the sex for this reason too. Who knows what we’ll decide!
Post # 8
I wouldn’t want to tell everyone else, even though I would want to know. Mostly for selfish reasons. I like things that are yellow and green, for either a boy or girl. Once everyone finds out the sex my family would only give either pink or blue gifts. It’s just what they do. Once the baby is born my family still gives gifts and I know it would be all in pink or blue, so to get a better mix of colors in clothes and everything I wouldn’t tell.
That sounds so strange, but I really wouldn’t
Post # 9
What is OH?
I am the same way, so I m not sure I can go without knowing. The date idea is cute, but I am so not sure if I could make it out of the place without them pointing out the parts, etc
It might really drive me crazy to wait until the birth!
I understand what you mean about maybe bonding better if you know. You can pick names earlier then too….well, definite names and start calling the baby that.
Post # 10
When we get pregnant I really want to know but DH doesn’t so we’ll see!
Post # 12
Mabye you can know, but not tell him. Would you be able to keep it a secret from him?
Post # 13
My sister never found out with either of her two kids and loved being surprised. My step sister found out with her two kids but didn’t tell anyone else. We found out and told people because I’m a planner. I was all set for a girl and I needed to be able to wrap my head around having a boy if that was the case so I wasn’t disappointed. As it turns out, this baby is a boy and I’m glad I found out early.
Post # 14
We didn’t find out, and loved the surprise. We plan on waiting to find out the sex with our next kids, too!
Post # 15
haha, no way! I can’t even make it to his birthday without telling him what his present is or giving it to him!
Post # 16
i would have to find out—and tell everyone! lol