Who waited to learn baby's sex until birth?

Skye - posted on 01/30/2013 ( 26 moms have responded )

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If so, did you have a few clothes for both genders available to take one set back to store after, or did you just buy a few things all white and then buy after the birth?
This is my 3rd, our first two we found out before 20 weeks. I've always wanted to wait and see so we are!

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Mackenzie - posted on 02/04/2013

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I waited with my first two and found out with my third. I bought green, yellow, white, and orange clothes and then bought gender specific after they were born. my kids are now 6, 3, and 1.

Meredith - posted on 02/03/2013

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We did the same thing for our 3rd! But my first 2 were a boy and a girl, so I had clothes! I just brought clothes for each. I had purchased a few outfits and just saved the boy ones and hpgave them to my sister as a gift when she had her son!

Stephanie - posted on 02/02/2013

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I waited with my daughter. My fiance did not but he is a good secreat keeper. I was sure it was a boy but when she was born and I finally say her little bottom, (the drs took FOREVER to tell me) I have never been excited to see um.. a female bottom before. (totally in a non creapy way!) I wanted a girl and waiting and being excited was the best feeling. We got a lot of gender nutural things and one of each for the going home outfit. Daddy does not get to know next time!

Tamara - posted on 02/02/2013

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I waited with both of my pregnancies (DH couldn't wait the second time). I got a lot of green and/or yellow things, gender neutral baby gear, etc. for when baby arrived. I bought boy things after 3 months or so with the first and since baby #2 was a boy also, we really didn't need much.

Elfrieda - posted on 02/01/2013

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I had a few green and yellow sleepers, but was lucky in my relatives. If it was a boy, my cousin was going to lend me boxes of clothes, and if it was a girl I was all set with my sister-in-law.

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Brianna - posted on 02/11/2013

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with my first baby we left it a surprise and with our second we found out the sex. Our first was a girl but since i didnt no what i was having a just bought some neutrual colored sleepers (yellow, green) then i bought the rest of the clothes after. the nursury i decorated jungle theme so that it was nutrual so that it would work for all the kids i will have. when i was preggo with my son i found out the sex yes i could buy more clothes ahead of time but i still prefered leaving the sex a surprise. if i have a 3rd i will not find out the sex

Michelle - posted on 02/11/2013

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My first child. Hubs was military at the time, and Tricare didn't cover ultrasounds. I didn't mind not knowing the gender even though I'm big about being prepared and it makes buying clothes easier, but I hated constantly worrying about if she was healthy or not. The ultrasounds with the other 2 gave me a peace of mind that they were healthy, had all the proper appendages, 2 arms, 2 legs, 10 fingers, 10 toes...

Abbie - posted on 02/08/2013

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I waited with my first one and I found out with my second. If I could do it again, I wouldn't of found out with the second!!! I loved not knowing (and I hate surprises) what I was having with the first one. I had an idea cause my son had a kidney problem and the doctor said it was most common in boys, but part of me the whole pregnancy still thought he was going to be a girl!!! I had neutral color clothes at home but just a few, I took a boy and a girl outfit to the hospital with me. I also worked at a second hand store so I just picked up some boy and some girl clothes throughout my pregnancy!! It was one of the most memorable, exciting, breath-taking moments in my entire life to hear the doctor say, "ITS A BOY" :)

Jacquelyn - posted on 02/05/2013

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With our first baby, we waited to find out what we were having. We got a few things in green and yellow, the gender neutral colors, but what helped us was waiting to have the baby shower til after our baby was born. We knew what day I was going into hospital so my friends daughter put a picture of my newborn son in the invitation letting everyone know what we had and then we were able to get the clothes we needed for the first few months. We are now having our second baby and we decided with this one we are going to find out what we are having because if we have a girl we have to start over with clothes

Amy - posted on 02/05/2013

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I found out on my first and waited on my second. I would wait again in a heartbeat. I had a hunch, but, didn't know. Our little one was born in October, so I got orange pants and a white onesie for her to come home in. I knitted a pumpkin hat, so, boy or girl, we were good.

Crystal - posted on 02/05/2013

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I waited on all 4 of mine, I bought a boy outfit and a girl outfit. I had all girls so gave the boy outfit as a gift to someone else everytime.

Frances - posted on 02/05/2013

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P.s. If you can sew you can also make your own clothes in neutral colors and whatnot

Frances - posted on 02/05/2013

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I waited on 3 out of my 4. I bought greens yellows light shades of blue and red anything that looked unisex I picked up. It's not as hard as you think to buy for yourself or someone you know who does know what they are having. If it was I wouldn't have been able to do it 3 times.
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Pure - posted on 02/05/2013

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I waited until birth I was only interested in giving birth firstly to a human and secondly the baby had all the required bits and pieces. I already knew 26 years about dressing girls in blue and boys in pink - it goes a long way back in history. I eventually became a Colour Therapist. So here's a hint for you dress girls in cool plain blues and boys in lovely plain pinks and for their health's sake dress them only in cottons, bamboos or other natural materials - synthetic clothing are full of chemicals that belong in the toxic waste dump not in or on our beautiful natural bodies.
Good on you finally waiting - it is more of a surprise and good luck with your new addition.

Rachel - posted on 02/05/2013

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My husband and I (was only BF at the time) waited until our daughter was born. I wanted to find out so I could plan things and be as ready as I could be, but he said "this is the only time in your life when you can have a REAL surprise". I still wanted to know, but I knew that I wouldn't be able to keep it a secret, that and the idea of not having anyone in the position to give the surprise away was appealing.

What I brought to the hospital was definitely not the usual. My husband listens to really loud death metal type music, and I thought it would be fun to do something to make him feel like a "cool dad" from day 1, so I found this black one-sey with a skull on it that read "Daddy's little metal head". He really enjoyed bringing home a baby that was dressed to kick butt! lol

Andi - posted on 02/05/2013

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We did not find out with our first baby, but did find out with our 2nd. In retrospect, I wish we had not found out that time either. There is something so fun about the suprise in the delivery room! We were given mostly neutral gifts for first baby shower, although a few people bought into my "hunch" that I was having a girl, and bought little dresses. We had a boy, so I packed the dresses away. Luckily baby #2 was a girl so I was eventually able to use them!

Danielle - posted on 02/05/2013

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We waited till birth to find out our babies gender. It was the best surprise of our life. We brought a gender neutral outfit to the hospital, one with a little ducky on it :) when are you due?

Christine - posted on 02/05/2013

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I did on my first, but that was 26 years ago. I love the surprise though and would still do it again.

Skye - posted on 02/02/2013

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Thank yall for the feedback, I so appreciate it! :) I'm so exited to meet this one, but got a long way to go, I'm only 5ish weeks! I was so prepared with all my first two clothes and things, all the clothes folded and perfect...so I'm trying to not be so anxious about not having girl or boy clothes readily folded, and I'm very anxious to discover the sex and his/ or her sweet face!

Kristin - posted on 02/01/2013

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I didn't find out with any of my three. We got gender neutral through 3 months.

Sally - posted on 02/01/2013

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We waited with both our girls (both of whom I was convinced were boys until they fell out). Buying neutral clothes means that they can be handed down regardless of gender. We also bought mostly "boy" clothes for our girls through the toddler years because they tend to be sturdier and more comfortable.

Lori - posted on 01/31/2013

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Lucky for us my brother & his wife didn't fing out so we had a lot of neutral Hand me downs. We & everyone else were convinced it was a boy but I did buy one girl outfit just in case. Since we had a March baby we didn't go out much until spring & by the we had received several girls outfits from friends & family

S. - posted on 01/31/2013

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I waited with all 3 of mine, I find it exciting not knowing.
With mine we bought neutral thinks and tbh they all got so many outfits bought for them as gifts I didn't need to buy anything else until they reached 6 months.

My friend didn't find out and bought two outfits boy and girl then took one back to the shop.

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With my first we waited and it was so cool, because we were both convinced it was a boy, imagine our surprise in the delivery room when it was a girl! I bought mainly white and yellow, no pink at all. My mom kept buying girl clothes and I kept telling her not to, that she was wasting her money! Glad she did now, LOL

With my twins we found out ahead of time for the sake of planning, was still fun to find out what they were but neat to buy actual outfits ahead of time.

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