(Closed) Keeping the Sex of the Baby a Secret or Not?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Keeping the sex of the baby a secret?
    Yes, I want to be surprised. : (40 votes)
    23 %
    No, I have to know. : (95 votes)
    56 %
    We will know, but not tell anyone else. : (9 votes)
    5 %
    We will know, but only tell family. : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Not sure yet. : (16 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    4161 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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 Smile

    Post # 10
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When we get pregnant I really want to know but Darling Husband doesn’t so we’ll see!

    Post # 13
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @PrncssDva: 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
    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    i would have to find out—and tell everyone!  lol

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