(Closed) Surprise or No Surprise… That is the question!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsPhilly:  I absolutely found out during an u/s! My first was a girl. The second pregnancy was twin girls. My ex-DH had really wanted a boy so he needed the time deal if he wasn’t going to get a boy. 

As far as surprises go, seeing what the baby looks like is one. I wanted to be looking at my baby’s face, not between the legs. Who does the baby resemble? First baby looked like a mix of both parents, Baby A looked more like me and some like first Dear Daughter, Baby B looked like ex-DH’s family. I’m glad my thoughts were on my children as developing people not “boy” or “girl.” 

Darling Husband and I are having kids together and we’ll def find out during an u/s. 

My brother and SIL couldn’t find out with child #1 through an u/s because baby wouldn’t cooperate. They were so convinced it was a boy and were sooo shocked when it was a 9lb baby GIRL! 

Post # 48
8146 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d be more likely team green for #1 and want to know for our second since we’ll need to know if hand me downs are an option? Darling Husband on the othegand wants to know for all our kids! Not TTC til fall-ish. 🙂

Post # 49
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would like for just us 2 (maybe supportive best friends) to know the gender.  We plan on decorating/rearing the child pretty gender netural (we are ‘those people’) anyway and we reallllly do not want very gender-specific clothes and other things.  We aren’t totally against any of it and if someone buys us a cute pink outfit, or I see a really adorable baseball onesie I will use it.  Who knows, when the time comes I might be jumping out of my skin to find out and I am not good at keeping secrets.  

In short I think it’s easier to tell people you are Team Green than to explain to them why you are raising your child gender netural and possibly get into an argument over it.

Post # 50
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m not pregnant or TTC, but in all honesty, I think about it a LOT! I already know that we will find out the sex. A few reasons, I’m an impatient control freak and couldn’star and not knowing and I’d like to decorate and what not in colours I choose. 

Post # 51
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the whole pink//blue preparation thing is over-rated. Lots of things get reused anyway (I had 3 kids). What’s the point in decorating the room pink when that room will later be the next baby’s room? Cots, prams etc get re-used. Clothes you can buy as you go anyway.

So we waited and found out when they were born.

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