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We decided with our first that we didn't want to know and for us it was lovely because I was the first person to see we had a son and it was so special, as everyone thought I was going to need an emergency c-section my hubby and I had agreed that until I had seen our child and knew the sex nobody else would be sent a picture or told the sex (they would just be told the baby was ok nothing more), luckily I was able to birth my baby :-)

This time we are waiting again because it is a lovely suprise and we are able to prepare well enough - we just choose a few gender neutral pieces and wait until the baby is born for gender specifics. Ultimately though it is completely up to you whether you find out, good luck deciding :-)

Jolene - posted on 12/13/2010

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I never found out the babies sex with any of my 5 children. My husband found out with baby #4 and didn't tell me he knew. (He was good)
I hated delivery and decided it was what I was going through delivery for. To find out what I was having. :D It made delivery so much more enjoyable. ha ha
My cousin was told 3 times after 3 separate ultrasounds that she was having a girl. It was a boy!

Shana - posted on 12/11/2010

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I have 4 beautiful sons, and am currently 16weeks with number 5.We deliberatly didnt find out with our eldest as we wanted a surprise. With our second we chose to find out. I loved knowing as it meant we could shop and really prepare our then 2year old for his brother. Number 3 we couldnt find out becuase he chose not to share and that was a fun experience too, trying to guess from "old wives tales" . We found out with our 4th son as we felt that it would be easier to prepare (that and he flashed the ultrasound and felt nothing to the imagination!!) we will again find out with number 5 (in 8days time :) as if its another boy we will need to rest of the pregnancy to agree on a name :)
I did enjoy both sides but think you have to have a clear idea of why you are finding out. And to be honest a friend of mine was intially told 100% girl, second scan "sorry we had an ooops - 100% boy" third scan (for health reasons) 100% girl!! She is now overdue and is still awaiting her surprise!!

Lorraine - posted on 12/09/2010

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I didn't wait because my partner wanted to find out but it gave me time to get use to the idea that i was having a son, same this tme around to because now we needed to know weather we keep all the blue clothe or have to sell then buy pink stuff, lucky we did because it is a girl and it still takes time to believe what your having. it's still exciting because we keep wondering what she will look like what clour hair & so on, even with the name it's still hard so we will wait till she's born then decide on the name from what she looks lik. But it's up to you if you decide to find out now i can start painting the room pink and girly but i better hurry to only got 2 months to go good luck on deciding.

Caroline - posted on 12/09/2010

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We let our first be a surprise and it was amazing! Even though it's really emotional already... it just made it that much more... emotional! lol
We are waiting again with our second (I'm 30 weeks now) but my husband is going crazy.. he really wanted to find out this time! While at the doctors office today a couple I was talking to gave me a really good idea... She let her husband look at the ultrasound but told the tech.. "do not confirm or deny what he guesses!" So she pretty much left it to her husbands ability to determine if it was a boy or girl (she didn't look) and he said "I'm absolutely clueless!"... so I think thats what we might do for our third.. just to make my husband that much more crazy! haha

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Shavone - posted on 12/08/2010

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I would love to wait because I would like to experience the surprise, my husband doesn't want to wait because he says he is for sure it is a girl so why the wait I want to know now. But since he is so excited and this is our first experience together. He can have anything he wants, I love me some him

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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You know, I am in the same boat as you. We waited on the first one, even though my husband didn't want to. Now he wants to know and I don't. I like the surprise at the birth; plus I knew the whole time during my first pregnancy that I was having a boy! It was fine by me! :) He is great! Anyway, I don't know. I wish I could offer some actual help. :)

Jessica - posted on 12/05/2010

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with our first we waited and with baby #2 we waited until hours before then we found out we were having another boy( we were not sure what the fate of the baby was going to be so we started to prepare.) For our next babies we will wait unless we have probles agin

Erin - posted on 12/04/2010

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we found out with the first. the second we REALLY wanted to know, but they couldnt tell with the ultrasound... at first it really drove me nuts not knowing but it was a really fun surprise. I say if you dont mind the wait, its alot funner, but for me I love to find out! I wonder if the Dr. wispered it to your husband maybe he could keep it his secret so you could still have the fun of being surprised, but he would know...might be fun... might not work.

Helen Katrina - posted on 12/04/2010

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i never had the will power to wait, im all for finding out the sex, but its a personal choice. both times its been said that im having a girl, the first was right the second is still in my belly to be determined if its correct or not lol. i think if i could have waited without going insane it would have been a really nice surprise!!!

Dora - posted on 12/03/2010

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We didn't find out with our first and it was the best decision could of ever made. To us it really didn't matter if we were going to have a boy or girl. Please kept asking me don't you want to know so you can prepare? I though that was silly cause you can prepare without knowing the sex of your baby. I am now pregnant with baby #2 and we are going to be surprised again. Also the other nice thing about not knowing is that in the end it is a surprise for everyone in our lives adn my husband got the honors of announcing to everyone that the baby was a boy. I also enjoyed the anticipation and wondering is the baby a boy or a girl.

Rachel - posted on 12/03/2010

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with our first we had a supprise. for the second we are thinking to find out so we can actually prepair... if i need to buy some pink items or if all the blue I have is enough

Brianna - posted on 12/02/2010

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i wouldnt ever wanna find out. it was the best surprise ever to wait! and its sooo much fun guessing!

Jamie - posted on 12/02/2010

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I have one daughter and about to have another daughter. I found out with both because I just couldnt wait, I have no regrets finding out. Finding out made it easier for me to prepare plus I dont like suprises, never did. Good luck!

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i only have one child a girl and that is what they predicted with the ultrasounds everyone i ran into including family swore it was a boy because of the way my belly looked i am glad we found out early because i really wanted to know, it was my first and everything is new and exciting. with my second(i'm not pregnant yet) i am going to let it be a surprise because i wanted to do that too but just didn't it's completely up to you. it might be nice finding out the second time around cause than you will know what to prepare for. talk to your husband and find out why he wants to know so bad. hope this helped good luck and congrats!

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