Michele - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
Michele - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
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Nikki - posted on 01/22/2010
surprises are great but I needed to know i needed to finish the nursery and have clothes and i wasnt a fan of neutral everything. Im glad we found out we were having a boy b/c honestly i watched my gf have to prepare everything right when her daughter came and i could barely walk the first three weeks if i had to set up his nursery and go shopping i would have lost my mind, plus we kinda wanted a boy so when we found out it was a boy we were super excited and loved shopping for him and everything
Kelli - posted on 01/22/2010
I just wanted to know because I had to buy baby stuff and didn't want to buy yellow or green.
Nichola - posted on 01/22/2010
I did find out with my son but I have already decided that when I have another I dont want to find out
Rosie - posted on 01/22/2010
i wanted to know not just for logistics of buying things pink or blue, but i wanted to put some sort of identity on this "thing" growing inside of me. calling him by his name made me feel like the whole thing was real, that he was real. with my first one i didn't find out until i was 36 weeks and it drove me crazy not knowing.
Brittany - posted on 01/22/2010
I did! I wanted a boy really bad and everybody kept telling me I was carrying like it was a boy...and it turned out to be a boy :-) lol.
Elizabeth - posted on 01/22/2010
I did with the first b/c I was being pressured by family, and I thought it would be easier. With the second, I didn't want to know b/c knowing had been a part of my emotional disconnect with the first one. I dont' know if it helped, but I sure felt fine that I have two beautiful boys, instead of dissapointed like the rest of my husband's family.
Melissa - posted on 01/22/2010
Elaine - posted on 01/22/2010
hi michelle i found out at my 18 week scan and for me it was the best thing. Iam a tom boy by heart and had my mind set on a boy. when i found out it was a girl it was the best thing we were able to prepare and i never felt disappointed which for some reason i believe i would have( not sure why) . my little girl is precious and a miracle and have never regretted finding out if i ever fall pregnant again will probably do the same. i have other friends who wont find out and like it to be a surprise. either way that babe in the arms at the end of 9 mts is such a great feeling.
Erica - posted on 01/22/2010
It was surprise pregnancy (although my husband and I were excited anyway) and then we were surprised at 20 weeks to find out we were having twins. We were done with surprises by then, I had to find out the sex of the babies. I wanted to plan at least one thing!
Ashley - posted on 01/22/2010
Absolutely for my first one. It was so much easier to prepare for her arrival. My next ones I think I'll keep a surprise.
Heidi - posted on 01/22/2010
I did not want to know, but then when I had to go the the University Hospital for gentic testing since they thought my baby would have spinafidia, when they asked if we wanted to know I said yes so we could remember that day as a good day and not a gloomy one.
The Dr.s were all wrong I had a very tiny but healthy baby boy.
Mary - posted on 01/22/2010
Not with my 1st one. I did want to know the second time around though because my kids were going to be so close together. I always planned on two kids, but I got the second one sooner than I expected.
Iysha - posted on 01/22/2010
My mom told me that while she was pregnant with me, I was supposed to be twins, then a boy, and I ended up being ONE very tiny little GIRL! My cousin's son was supposed to be a girl =] I wonder how often doctors get the gender wrong.
Kellie - posted on 01/22/2010
Nope, we didn't want to know but then there were times we did want to know. It was hard but so worth the wait. I had kept telling my husband throughout my preg that i thought she was a girl, but he was never really convinced. When she came out he was doubly shocked. LOL
Iysha - posted on 01/22/2010
YES. We wanted to know if we were going to have a boy or girl. We had a girl and right after I found out, I started to look for all the girly things I wanted for my daughter. I would have hated to think I was having a boy and have ended up with my daughter. I like gender neutral things but, It's fun having a ton of pink things! pink blankets, bink clothes, pink bedding, pink everything =]
Tanya - posted on 01/22/2010
With our first I didn't, but my husband did, but we didnt' find out til the day and it was a great surprise! We had a baby girl, I am pregnant again and since we didn't find out with our first we found out with this one, and we are having a boy
Joanie - posted on 01/22/2010
Well, for us, knowing the sex of our child before the birth is like knowing which gift we'll have for Christmas. So, for our 3 children, and maybe the fourth, we didn't ask for the sex.
Gelaine - posted on 01/22/2010
since I hate green and yellow I just had to find out with my daughter, and I will again with this one.. 8 more weeks to find out!
Margie - posted on 01/22/2010
My children (sons 2) were born before knowing was popular. But funny thing was, the doctor told me that both times was having twin, yes twin girls. Both times he was wrong. There was only one boy at a time. But he was going by heartbeats.
Judy - posted on 01/22/2010
Yes I found out as soon as I could with my kids. I liked being able to talk to my stomach and call my child by his/her name
Rocky (Roxanne) - posted on 01/22/2010
Me and my Husband chose to wait with all 3 of our kids because my husbands says there are only a few suprises in life any more and thats 1 of the best and most importaint
Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2010
Yes! Better prepaired that way. I had a girl and loved getting all that pink stuff for my baby showers.
Erin - posted on 01/22/2010
Heck yeah I wanted to know! I found out what my son was as soon as possible! My daughter I didn't get to find out until she was born cause she was never in the right position. I think it is easier to know, that way you can get the right stuff, "pink or blue." With my daughter I had to go with all yellows and stuff! Hope I helped!
Deveika - posted on 01/22/2010
I moved around alot during my pegnancy and at one point was in an hospital where they don't tell you what the baby's sex is as there was a big muslim commnity where boy children are in high demand and girl children get terminated (at least thats what I was told) so I wanted but I wasn't allowed to know at my scan and then I decided I didn't want to know i was really hoping for a girl (because i was doing this alone and I knew more about what to expect with girls) I asked the midwife not to tellme and just to give the baby to me so I could find out for myself it was a boy and I loved him the moment I saw him (if not before) if i had known I might of been depressed the last few months of my pregnancy so it was the best thing for me.
Kara - posted on 01/22/2010
I wanted to know with all 3 of mine. I wanted to be able to get the nursery done and clothes bought and I hate surprises lol. I'd say it's more personal preference. It's a choice you and your partner need to make based on what you want and what you feel is best for you.
Terri - posted on 01/22/2010
Nope! I have four kids and didnt find out the sex of any of them. Each time after the first I had people asking me if I would and by the fourth child everyone was saying surely you are going to find out this time? And I said no I love the surprise. We actually thought the last one was a boy and she turned out a girl and it was a lovely surprise. After the long pregnancy I just feel you should have something to look forward to. So many of my friends have found out the sex and told people the name and when the baby is born there is just not a lot of anticipation cause you already know the main details. But I know a lot of people like to prepare for all the baby clothes and room so I guess it comes down to a personal choice. Good luck :)
Michelle - posted on 01/22/2010
I waited with our 1st and found out with our second. We found our so we could pick a name and get different things as our 1st was a girl and our second a boy.
Nicole - posted on 01/22/2010
my husband and i waited to know what we were having when we had the baby. its a great surprise after a long pregnancy and gaining weight and feeling like a whale for 9months. i loved that waited i wouldnt of changed it.