Did you find out the sex of your baby before it was born?
Ruth - posted on 04/18/2009
We choose to find out the sex of the baby and I do regret it. My pregnancy didnt quite go to plan and I had to have a c section, Before my daughter was born I knew that she was going to be girl, what day they were going to deliver her and what time, in hindsight it would have been nice to have not known the sex of the baby so that there was a surprise.
Pam - posted on 04/17/2009
No - both of us wanted to be surprised. I can see wanting to buy gender specific things and prepare a gender specific room (I would totally go for the pink, if it was a girl), but I love the surprise. We won't find out with any future children either.
Maureen - posted on 04/17/2009
Yes, I was really eager to discover the sex. But, we did keep it a secret from everyone else. It was our private secret between my husband and I - until our son was born of course ! I did have a girls name picked out ( just in case ! ) But I had a girls name picked out for years - family name ( Mariah ) . I guess that's why I got a boy !
Esther - posted on 04/16/2009
I am with Stephanie all the way. I couldn't WAIT to find out what I was having. If there had been a way for me to know at 1 week, I would have. I did not like referring to my baby as "the baby" or "it" and I also didn't want to say "him" when it was a "her" or vice versa. Everyone always talks about the surprise, but it was just as much of a surprise at the 20-week ultrasound. And at least from then on I could name him (yes, it was a boy) and be more focused in my shopping. There are very few gender neutral things out there that I find cute. I had so much more fun when I could shop for the cute little boy clothes etc.
Stephanie - posted on 04/15/2009
Definitely. I couldn't imagine waiting until the day our son was born. I don't know how other people do it. It so much nicer to only come up with a name for a boy OR a girl instead of both. I personally am not a fan of green and yellow so I wanted to know which clothes I should buy, how I wanted to decorate the room. Seems like it was easier to get gifts for our shower too.
Gabrielle - posted on 04/15/2009
I didn't want to, but my husband did, so we did. He thought it would make it easier for people to "plan" or whatever. But that was the whole reason I didn't want to know/tell - we had a girl and I hate pink! I didn't want to be buried in pink clothes. Oh well. I just gave away the stuff I really hated and bought her some new stuff. :)
Emily - posted on 04/15/2009
I did with my oldest. I didn't really want to know until birth but my husband and mother did so we found out. I didn't with my second and I personally liked finding out at birth much better. I didn't even have an ultrasound with her, though, so I couldn't have found out even if I had wanted to.
Marlene - posted on 04/15/2009
No... and yes. We didn't want to know - we wanted it to be the biggest surprise of our lives. but then at my 8 month check up the OB-GYN did an ultrasound and accidentally let it slip when she was showing me all the anatomy. I was so disappointed to find out after waiting all that time. She told us we were having a girl so we still got the surprise we wanted when our little boy was born! Good thing we didn't tell anyone that we "knew".
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