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Will you be finding out the gender?

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 

Who's planning on finding out the gender of their LO? Is anyone doing the new blood test that can be done starting at 10 weeks that's 99% accurate at determining gender? (Better than an U/S, statistically.)

 

We found out with two of our kids and didn't find out with the last two. It's more fun for me not to know, so we're keeping it a surprise this time too. The only downside is that it makes it hard to stock up on cute sale clothes. But that's OK!

 

 

post #2 of 44

We won't... We found out for the first three and this is our very last, we would like to not know.

post #3 of 44
We did not find out with the first two and don't plan to find out this time, either. I agree about not getting cute sale things, but that's part of why I don't find out. I don't like to get anything new until after the baby is born. I have one of each gender, now, so I'm ok for newborn essentials. It also keeps me from having to make other gender-related decisions like which two kids will end up sharing a room.
post #4 of 44

I didn't find out with my other 6 and I don't intend to find out this time. 

post #5 of 44

Pretty sure we will. We did with all the others. I can't handle the suspense.

post #6 of 44

We won't.  We found out once, but not the other times.  Since I have only boys, however, if we happen to have a girl, I'll be scrambling to get some pink stuff.  :)  I do have plenty of neutral things, though, so really not a big deal.

post #7 of 44

We found out both times before.  I gave birth to a boy and a girl, so this one will be a surprise.  I'm SO excited for that moment of anticipation when we look to see what s/he is!!!  BUT, I have been wondering how hard it will be to get ready for the baby with clothes, blankets, diapers, etc if I don't know "who" I'm planning for.  But since I have stuff for both, I can just wait until the birth to really get everything out.  This will be our last babe (by birth, anyway- who knows what the future hold when you're a foster parent!), so we are looking forward to the surprise.  :D 

post #8 of 44

We've also decided not to find out. I think it's more exciting to wait and find out when you're meeting the baby for the first time. Plus, I feel like with all of the technology these days there's so much less mystery involved in birth and pregnancy so not finding out adds a bit of that in again. I also think it makes it more exciting for our family and friends since it won't just be an announcement that we had the baby, but what gender s/he is. We're not going to leak any names we're thinking of beforehand either.

post #9 of 44

We plan on finding out the gender, but we will keep the name a secret until baby is born.  We've had a boy, so I'd like a chance to prepare a bit if this new little bean is a girl.  I'm not all about pink and flowers, but I'd still like a few girly accessories and maybe a carrier.  And since we're going to be transitioning to a single income after this baby, the more we can prepare ahead of time, the more secure I'll feel.

post #10 of 44

I think this time we will find out, with our first we did not and the surprise was wonderful! However, because we had a boy, it seems like everyone is telling me that this one will be a girl. I would hate to accidently hope for a girl without even meaning to or have a preference. So I think in this case it would be nice to know so that I can plan a little better. I do know people who have not been able to find out even though they had multiple U/s's, so you never know =) It might be a surprise anyway!

post #11 of 44

We plan on finding out this time.  We did with our first and not with our second.  We have one boy and one girl already. 

 

I know I will not be able to resist buying clearance baby items in the appropriate sizes and also going rummaging next spring.  If I don't know what I'm having, I will probably buy every cute thing I find!  Not a good idea, so knowing will help me not buy so much.  We won't need too much anyway, but this baby will be a newborn all summer and I don't have any newborn summer clothing besides onesies.  And knowing me, I will want some other clothing, especially if it's a girl...I love those adorable tiny summer dresses.

post #12 of 44

My hubby and I keep going back and forth about whether we want to find out the gender.  I don't have a preference, and he says he doesn't either.  The only thing that makes me nervous is that I don't like pink at ALL, lol, so if we do have a girl, I'd want to keep that a secret so that my family won't go crazy buying pink stuff.  I already had an argument with my grandmother about buying everything in pink, and she basically told me that if it's a girl, I'll just have to deal with it.  FACEPALM.  :)  I can always take the obnoxiously pink items to a resale shop!  

post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

The only thing that makes me nervous is that I don't like pink at ALL, lol, so if we do have a girl, I'd want to keep that a secret so that my family won't go crazy buying pink stuff.



My fix for this was to tell everyone "due to my husband and my skin color, light pink will look terrible on the baby and make her look sick, please find cute clothes for her in other colors."

As such, i do have some pink, but it's generally fuschia or magenta, while I have a ton of blues and reds and browns and multicolored... and she was just as cute in all that :)

post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post



My fix for this was to tell everyone "due to my husband and my skin color, light pink will look terrible on the baby and make her look sick, please find cute clothes for her in other colors."

As such, i do have some pink, but it's generally fuschia or magenta, while I have a ton of blues and reds and browns and multicolored... and she was just as cute in all that :)


I tried not to go too pink with my DD, but due to her skin color (mine), she looked odd in darker colors and pink really suited her - as a newborn. Now that she's older she's in all different colors (though you can see in the picture she's in pink).  I tried to stay away from all pink, but ended up with lots of blues and purples that didn't work. Moral of the story is don't go overboard with anything until you see it on the baby.
 

 

post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

My hubby and I keep going back and forth about whether we want to find out the gender.  I don't have a preference, and he says he doesn't either.  The only thing that makes me nervous is that I don't like pink at ALL, lol, so if we do have a girl, I'd want to keep that a secret so that my family won't go crazy buying pink stuff.  I already had an argument with my grandmother about buying everything in pink, and she basically told me that if it's a girl, I'll just have to deal with it.  FACEPALM.  :)  I can always take the obnoxiously pink items to a resale shop!  



Or wait until she is 1 and throws a fit over wearing anything that is not pink or "puh-puh".  For real.  Down to her shoes.  I don't know where she gets it from.  Both of my children's and my own closet are a variety of colors, I love all colors.

post #16 of 44

We also didn't find out the gender of our first two children and will only discover gender at birth. Thought I think it is a boy, and I haven't been wrong yet!

post #17 of 44
We did find out with #1, and didn't with #2. It was lovely to have the surprise (especially since it was a huge surprise--we were all convinced she was a boy!). This time, I think we might find out--only because my kids are invested in having a brother (ds) or a sister (dd) and I'd like them to be over any disappointment by the time s/he arrives! Otherwise, we wouldn't.
post #18 of 44

It will be a surprise for us (although I'm thinking girl).

post #19 of 44
I'm very impressed with everyone who does their own personal gender predicting. I have no clue. I dreamt DD was a girl, but didn't trust it or anything.
post #20 of 44

We were all convinced Mae was a boy. When I told my husband "girl" (he was 1100 miles away for the ultrasound) I had to tell him multiple times because it wasn't registering in his head that it could be anything other than boy lol... I knew it clicked when he goes "OMG I LOVE YOU BYE GONNA CALL MY MOM!" 

His mom was probably the most excited of all, her first biological girl, even if just a granddaughter. Luckily, she spoils all three of my kids the same (from the first time they met ds and dd1 they've been a part of their family, they fell in love with them and even ryan's Nana said if she didn't already know they weren't she would think they were his.) so we don't get any issues with jealousy... but was still a big deal to her!

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