Keeping the Sex of Your Baby a Surprise

Lena - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was curious if there is anyone out there who DIDNT find out the sex of their baby? I have a baby girl, and she is my only child. I wanted to find out the sex after the baby was born. I always felt that finding out the sex was sort of "cheating". I'm definitely not against anyone who does, I just want to see if there is anyone out there that still does this?

Personally, I think its so amazing and romantic to not know. I think its a great surprise! =]

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Amy - posted on 12/06/2009

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I only found out the first one. Probably because it was the first one and I had a shower and people wanted to know. I didn't find out for the other 3. I agree with you. I think a valid reason to find out is if one is low-income, so you can get what you need the first time rather than returning things. Even then, that baby doesn't care if his/here stuff is blue/pink. If anyone else does, let THEM buy what THEY think a child needs!

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Sarah - posted on 12/08/2009

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yes i,m the same as you with both of mine i found out the sex after they was born.I find it to be more exciting going in hospital not knowing what u r going to have.So i have one of each so u can imagine what a surprise i had

Tara - posted on 12/07/2009

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We didn't find out with either of ours (both girls). We liked the idea of it being a surprise and just picked up unisex outfits for the first few weeks :)

Cory - posted on 12/07/2009

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When we have our second we do not want to find out. That being said, i want the doctor to take a picture and put it in an envelope so that i have a picture for the baby book. I think it is soo exciting.

Rebecca - posted on 12/06/2009

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I agree with you! We didn't find out for ours. It wasn't an option until our first child was about 3 weeks old lol...and with our second the tech slipt but showed us and said she coudl'tn tell for 100% but she was saying girl alot lol. We were so glad we didn't find out for either. With our first we were so thankful to even get pregnant as i was told i would never have kids when i was 17 due to stage 3 endo. and i would need a complete histo 3 years after that surgery if my pain came back(3 years was the estimate of how long it would take for the adhesions to come back)...well 3 years came and the pain came full force so we went to the specialist...after trying for months we stopped and then got pregnant(it's true what they say...stop trying and it will happen) Well my husband was so happy when i gave birth he didn't even hear the sex of the baby but i did and we didn't have any names for a boy just a girl lol as he didn't like my boy name. He changed his mind after he saw all the work it took to be in labor so our sons name came off a IWK Balloon on the wall at Dairy Queen during one of my craving lol...and i love the name and so does my husband! Our daughter is the first girl in my family for 14 years and she is born on my grandfathers birthday ♥ so she is very special to all of us. I am glad we didn't offically find out the sex of her and if we have any more we wont find out the sex of them either. It really is special and you cry your eyes out forever over the sex of your baby after:)

Stephanie - posted on 12/06/2009

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My husband and I were sure from the VERY beginning that we did NOT want to find out the sex of our baby - and it was THE most exciting thing I have ever done - if we are blessed to have more children, we will do it again - I HIGHLY recommend NOT finding out!!!! I couldn't even begin to describe how it was for us, partly because my husband almost passed out at the same time I delivered our son, but that's another topic :)

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2009

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I too liked the surprise of not knowing until they were born. I did not find out with either of my kids. It was fun when the doctor announced the sex. It was even more fun calling everyone and letting them know what we had.

Venessa - posted on 12/06/2009

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I have 3 kids and never found out the sex beforehand! I bought green, yellow and white babygros and vests, a black changing bag! The cot and buggy are unisex anyway but in Ireland we generally do not prepare the babies room etc before the baby is born and even though we buy the buggy and cot we leave them in the shop until the baby is born. So there really isn't the same necessity to find out the sex of the baby as the shopping for the baby etc isn't done till after. I would buy one pack of nappies and wipes and a white towel for the hospital and stock up after. We also don't have baby showers, people buy presents afterwards and everybody buys, all our friends, family, some neighbours etc so you really don't need anything cos everybody buys so much! I actually only know one person who found out the baby's sex but none of my friends or family have ever done it! We pick two names and guess till the last minute!

Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

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we found out the sex, but have decided that for our next child to let it be a surprise, we wanted to find out so we could be prepared, but now that we have a daughter and most of our baby stuff is neutral colors, we want to be surprised the next time. i just hope i can wait lol

Kerry - posted on 12/06/2009

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We had a "surprise" for our first who was a boy then two years later we decided to find out for our second. mailny because if it was a girl i wanted to have a pretty room and i wanted to know whether or not to keep our older boys clothes. We now have two beautiful boys!!

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