(Closed) will you / did you find out the sex of your baby?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you want to / Did you find out the sex of your baby?

    Yes, absolutely I NEED/NEEDED to know before hand - wouldn't have it any other way.

    Nope, I was/want to be surprised!

    My spouse knew but not me.

    other (please explain...)

  • Post # 17
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My husband and I won’t know for another 6 weeks or so until the baby comes out.  I’m so excited!  Waiting hasn’t really been that difficult for us, I guess; although my husband has been convinced the entire time that the baby is a boy.  We’ll see…  πŸ™‚

    I’ll also say that the hard part (for us) hasn’t been planning the nursery and buying baby items.  For almost everything you need there’s a pink, blue, and gender neutral colored (red, green, yellow, orange, etc…) version.  The hardest part has been people’s rude/unthoughtful comments about waiting.  Some people just can’t understand the excitement of waiting.  Lame…  πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 18
    Member
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my favorite color is pink…. so there will be no way that i’d be happy with anything else if i have a girl. my husband wouldn’t mind waiting to find out, but he said we can do whatever i want. so we’ll be knowing the sex before.

    Post # 19
    Bee
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    Saying this way before babies are even on the horizon, I do not want to find out ahead of time.  We’re Jewish so we won’t have a baby shower or buy anything really until after the baby comes, and we’ll probably have a lot of color either way. For me, it’s one of those things that can really be a surprise, and I think I want to have it that way!

    Post # 20
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Joeyswife – your post brought up something that we are actually doing even though we know the gender of our baby.

    Even though we know that our baby is a girl, we knew we wanted to have more children so I made sure that the majority of the items (especially high priced items – crib set, strollers, walkers, play yards, etc.) were going be usable for both a girl or a boy just in case the next baby is of the opposite gender. I even had my hubby look at the items to make sure he thought it could go for a boy too. We did get a girly bedding set, clothes and some decor but they cost a lot less to replace than some of the other items that would need to be used for baby #2. That will save us a good bit of money.

    Post # 21
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The deal we’ve made is that if #2 is a boy, then we’ll already have one of each, so #3 will be a surprise!  I’d like to wait to find out with at least one pregnancy and we’re planning on 3 so I think it’s doable.

    Of course, I’ve already convinced myself that I will have girl, boy, girl… because, you know, I can control that…  πŸ™‚

    Post # 22
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @jgibso – I like that idea… I may have to borrow it πŸ™‚

    Post # 23
    Member
    7769 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Jenn- same with us!  We would want it to be an absolute surprise. 

    Post # 24
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    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2007

    We are waiting to find out.  Hubby *REALLY* wanted to know so I came up with a compromise where he could find out at about 30 weeks but would be sworn to secrecy.  That date is coming up and I asked him the other day if he was still ‘really curious’ and he said he’d kinda gotten over it.  So *hopefully* it’ll be a surprise for both of us!

    I do have an envelope with the answer in my possession.  It was kinda tempting the first week – but now I don’t think about it.

    I asked the baby last night to give me 1 kick for girl and 2 for boy – but nugget didn’t cooperate πŸ™‚  Baby is keeping the secret too!

     

    Post # 25
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    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Roddy: We did the same thing!  Our car seat, stroller, playyard, and jogging stroller are all gender neutral brown with green, red, orange accents.  That way if we have a boy for the second baby we’re still ok with all the expensive items.  We chose to really “genderize” the bedding set and coordinating decor.  Things we can easily replace.  I’ve handmade or altered most of the items anyway, so they’re all kind of special just for BabyMighty.

    We both just HAD to know!  We’re both type A about planning, and knowing the gender was part of that for us.  But looking back on it, the only thing that we would have done different was maybe purchase two bedding sets…everything else would have been the same.  We already had a boy’s and girl’s name picked out too.  (But we’re still going to find out for the next one too, LOL!)

    Post # 26
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Mighty – we actually went with shades of blue (our stroller, play yard and high chair will be grey pinstripe with light blue and orange piping), since I am not fond of the normal neutral colors. I am glad I am not alone πŸ™‚

    Post # 27
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I do not want to find out the sex of at least my first child. Fiance wants to find out, but I will have to convince him otherwise πŸ™‚

    Here are my reasons:

    1. To me there are few true surprises in life so I would look forward to waiting to find out the sex of my child until delivery.

    2. I am a very practical person so I want to receive practical things at my baby shower, not a bunch of very masculine items or a pink explosion. I plan to use baby items for multiple kids so I want gender neutral items (crib, stroller etc) I am sure that my child would still receive gender specific gifts after the birth which is fine.

     

    Post # 28
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    2468 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i have to know as soon as possible! not at all about needing to buy gender-specific anything or anything like that, but really i just hate hate hate surprises, i’m way too curious and will just need to know as much as possible as soon as possible πŸ˜‰ i get really anxious and impatient when i know a surprise is coming…

    Post # 29
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Jenn23- A college friend of mine had twins 2 years ago. Throughout the pregnancy the drs/ultrasound techs told them that they were having two boys. Imagine everyone’s surprise when she gave birth to a boy and a GIRL! Laughing 

    Post # 30
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    for me, it was a lot more about bonding than about decorating.  Although I do like being able to decorate knowing the gender!  For some reason, envisioning a son or daughter is a great bonding thing for us.  And for those who do elect to find out, it IS still a surprise – just one you get while pregnant than at delivery!  Plus its sort of a fun thing to celebrate in the middle of what sometimes feels like a lonnnnggg 9/10 months πŸ™‚

    Post # 31
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Although I am not pregnant nor will I be anytime soon (we are still 1.5 years out from the wedding day!) I will def DEF found out!  I just could not wait for nine months without knowing~!

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