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Gender...who's finding out?

post #1 of 52
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My husband and I, for humour sake, want to try this.

We really do want to find out with this one though-through ultrasound if possible. After two boys, I feel like I need to be prepared if it's going to be a girl!

If the ultra sound isn't obvious enough then it will just have to be a surprise-I opt out of the amnio.

 

Who's going to try to find out?

post #2 of 52

First, we did the intelligender last time it said girl and we ended up with a boy! Just wanted to put that out there! We will be getting an ultrasound to find out for sure! I am not at all patient enough not to! Then I get all summer to go to rummage sales and pick stuff up!

post #3 of 52

I have heard something about Drano working like those tests..??

 

We will find out. We also have two boys would 'need' to know if it's a girl.

post #4 of 52
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Haha, yes, the intelligender is more going to be for fun-so I won't read into too much. I thought it might be a fun little "science" experiment for the kids to witness. (not the peeing part...) just waiting for the colour to change.lol

 

I live across the street from a gorgeous children's consignment shop that often has really awesome stuff..i'll want to be buying stuff as I see it! MUST FIND OUT.lol

post #5 of 52

I saw that test last week when I was picking up preggo test and I am curious about it.  Part of me wants to be surprised but I think I will probably find out if possible (my first two kept their legs closed) so I know which hand me downs to get out and because I am doing cloth this time and would love to get some cute gender specific covers :)

post #6 of 52

I have three girls and will NOT be finding out what this one is until s/he comes out. I have never found out with any of them, though I have had an ultrasound each pregnancy. It's really not an emergency to not "be ready". There's plenty of neutral baby clothes out there, plus for me, we have family who always bring over clothes when a new baby is born(tradition) so I am not worried. If it's a boy...we'll need to do a bit more shopping for clothes, but if it's a girl we are set for 2+ years!

post #7 of 52

I'm planning to find out.

 

I didn't with DS. Basically, I was so stressed about having a (highly medicalized) pregnancy that it was difficult to focus on having a baby. This time I want to focus on the baby as much as possible, and finding out the sex (if possible) will be part of that.

post #8 of 52

I would like to find out this time, with DD we didnt and that was great fun but I want to be prepared for another girl or a boy. A boy would mean more shopping, haha.

post #9 of 52

DH really wants to. I would prefer not to. We'll probably find out. It'll be dh's reward for putting up with me. LOL!

post #10 of 52
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lol Steph!!

 

Dh said he really didn't care if we found out, but at the same time he said he'd like to be prepared for a girl.lol I'd kind of like to know whether or not we need girl names or boy names...since dh and I have a hard time finding girl names that we both like a lot, it would be a pity to go hum and haw over a bunch of girl names, FINALLY decide on one, and then find out we don't need it!

post #11 of 52

We did not find out with our first two, and it was oh-so-fun to be surprised at the birth. 

 

This time, however, I am finding myself having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of another baby, so I think that I might find out, just to get that early connection.  However, DH absolutely doesn't want to find out before the birth, so it will just be my little secret with  myself.  Sounds kind of fun and sneaky :)

post #12 of 52
We will definitely find out! I'm too much of a preparer not to!

I did the Chinese Gender Prediction chart and it said boy for my DS and it's predicting a girl this time! Who knows? It was also right for my friends's two boys.

The Mayan Predictor is this: if the month you conceived and your age are both even or both odd, it's a boy. If they are one odd and one even, it's a girl! It was right again for my DS and is predicting a girl this time, too.

A bit of fun!
post #13 of 52

We will find out. We did with DD, I'm far too impatient to wait plus I like to shop lol.

post #14 of 52

We found out with DS.  We like knowing ahead of time, but we'll take what we can get with the ultrasound since we also opt out of amnio.

post #15 of 52

I can't wait to find out! I'm not purchasing the Intelligender test though, I haven't heard very good things about it. One lady here on MDC posted about it and said that it basically measures the pH in your urine. If it's low, it will give you a girl result, if it's high a boy. I don't know if that's true or not, but since we have a bunch of little test strips for our kiddie pool, I decided to give it a shot. Low pH, so girl for me winky.gif.

I've also heard of the Draino test, but have no idea how that works.

post #16 of 52

We haven't found out with any of our kids except the first 2.   I'm torn about it this time, though.  On the one hand I love the surprise when the baby is born on the other hand I think I would like to know....

post #17 of 52

we found out with our first 2...we have one of each....so we are not planning to find out this time ;)

post #18 of 52

We found out the first time and I was happy we did. However I want to wait this time.

post #19 of 52

I want to be surprised, but DH would definitely like to know.  The way I was thinking about it, it is pretty much the biggest and coolest surprise there is, and I believe God designed it to be a surprise.  I'm awful about keeping secrets and surprises, so I know it will be total torture though!

 

Also, I think it could be a good idea for us to have lots of gender neutral clothes/ things/ expectations.  We live in a very gendered society already, and the kid will have plenty of time for us to dress it in pink or blue, or subtly impose our expectations of what girls vs. boys do.  I partially want a girl especially because girl baby clothes are just so darn cute, but I figure I can wait until I meet it before I start coordinating cute little pink outfits!  

 

I also don't plan on getting any ultrasounds, so that makes it a little easier to keep the gender a surprise.  If I had one, I don't think I'd have the self control to NOT find out the gender!  

post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by Amy May View Post

I want to be surprised, but DH would definitely like to know.  The way I was thinking about it, it is pretty much the biggest and coolest surprise there is, and I believe God designed it to be a surprise.  I'm awful about keeping secrets and surprises, so I know it will be total torture though!

 

Also, I think it could be a good idea for us to have lots of gender neutral clothes/ things/ expectations.  We live in a very gendered society already, and the kid will have plenty of time for us to dress it in pink or blue, or subtly impose our expectations of what girls vs. boys do.  I partially want a girl especially because girl baby clothes are just so darn cute, but I figure I can wait until I meet it before I start coordinating cute little pink outfits!  

 

I also don't plan on getting any ultrasounds, so that makes it a little easier to keep the gender a surprise.  If I had one, I don't think I'd have the self control to NOT find out the gender!  



I'm not sure if I even have the option of opting out of an ultra sound here. (ontario.) I don't think they'd drag me kicking and screaming, but i'm pretty sure they'd give me a hard time.

Is there a reason you opt out? Please tell me there aren't risks I don't know about...i'm already paranoid about everything!

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