finding out the sex of your baby and other's opinions...

Lori - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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okay so my husband and i have always known we wanted to know what our babies are when were expecting them, thats just our choice. so at 19 weeks along when i was having some pain i gave my dr a call and she told me to come in. we discovered that i have a hernia and while i was there we asked her to peek at the sex of the baby...she agreed and discovered we were having a girl! we were very excited and immediately starting telling our friends and family. the following week we went for the offical anatomny scan and while there noticed there seemed to be a penis on our daughter!!! LOL turns out we are really having another boy!!!!!!!! after the appointment we contacted friends and family and told them of the mistake and that our new baby was in fact a boy and not a girl. the response from quite a few people was to the effect of, "omg are you okay???? you guys must be so upset." ummmm....seriously??? we just found out we're expecting a very healthy baby boy, what is there to be so upset about exactly? we couldn't be happier that the baby is healthy and everything with the pregnancy is going well. some people are so crazy!!

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Iysha - posted on 04/02/2010

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Maybe it is because you have boys already. Lol. My aunt had 2 boys and wanted a girl sooo badly. She found out she was having another boy and was devastated... She thought she was going to finally have her little girl.

I didn't care too much about what we were having. I just wanted to know so I could be prepared with the bedding and all that. Lol.

Lauren - posted on 04/02/2010

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I, personally wanted to know the sex of all my babies. It easier to prepare!!!!!!! My bf brought 2 boys into the relationship so when I 1st found out I was pregnant I wanted a girl. Yeah we got our girl, everyone was excited for us. Then I went in for my 6 wk checkup and found out I was pregnant again. Sex didnt matter but we still wanted to know. Yay, another girl!!!! 2 boys and 2 girls, we were happy about that. But after I had her I was feeling an emptiness in my heart. I wanted a lil boy of my own!!! He didnt want to have anymore b/c we had 4 already. Why have 5??? (everyone asked us that, so annoying) Our second daughter was 18 months when we found out I was pregnant again, lol. I was so nervous and excited all at the same time, just hoping there was a lil boy in there. Went in for my ultrasound and found out there were 2 in there, lol. So when it came time to tell the sex I was sooooooooo nervous. Hey, Baby A is a GIRL, at that point I thought I was gonna go out of my mind if I couldnt have my lil boy. But then they said Baby B was a BOY!!!! I cried like a baby, I was so happy. We are now blessed with 3 healthy boys and 3 healthy girls. They are 12, 10, 5, 4, and almost 3 twins!!!! I am so pleased with what the Lord has given me.

Kimberly - posted on 04/01/2010

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I know that if my friends had the reaction of "are you ok?" it would be for good reason. with my first I really wanted a girl and was a lot more disapointed then I thought I would be. I love my son and would love another boy just as much, however I would like a girl, I just hope when we find out this one is a boy I feel delighted to have a healthy baby and not devastated that my FIL was right again. He is an ass about girls in the family and it pisses me off.

Lori - posted on 04/01/2010

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yeah we heard how lucky we were when everyone thought it was a boy and a girl too. i guess we're unlucky now because it's 2 happy healthy boys and not one of each!!! people crack me up! now im being bombarded with the "so are you going to try again for a girl" question. gee people, do you think i could carry this baby to term before i start planning another one!!!!

Angela - posted on 03/31/2010

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I think it is because most people automatically think that you want the opposite of what you had the first time! With my 2nd I really wanted another girl(we got a beautiful baby boy) everyone thought I was so lucky because I got one of each. People are odd!

Desirae - posted on 03/31/2010

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Everyone wanted to know the sex of my baby too and when I had the ultrasound my phone was ringing the whole app with texts from ppl asking if i knew yet. They are crazy. I've decided when I have another child I'm going to make it a surprise for everyone (myself included) so no one can annoy me. Hahaha.

Alina - posted on 03/31/2010

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I had the same reaction when I was pregnant with our first. I wanted to know the sex, too, and had a very painful fibroid, which I mistook for my son's head being lodged there LOL. Anyway, when I told people they were like, you found out the sex??? You're not supposed to do that with your first! Your family needs girls! Aren't you disappointed??? What??? I never cared about the sex of my baby, I just wanted them! Like you said, some people are so crazy!

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