I am going to find out, since this is my first I need to know, I will have so many surprises during the birth and first days, also I have this theory that it is like your half way reward. I do admire all of you who can wait.
are you going to find out the sex? - Page 3
The shettles method?
"The idea behind the Shettles Method of sex selection is based on the premise that the X and Y chromosome carrying sperm have different characteristics and that under different circumstances either X- or Y-chromosome-carrying sperm will be more likely to fertilize the egg."
Right, so here's my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/267e85 If I o-ed on the 24th, we DTD that morning and the following evening. So like a PP above, unless we had some super-speedy girl swimmer, it's more likely that it's a boy because we abstained 3 days pre-o. So I will be very curious to find out!
And I like this in the article
If you are taking longer than expected to conceive, it is generally not recommended to attempt any kind of sex selection as it can increase the time it takes to conceive.
Yeah, after TTC for 9 months and 2 m/c we just going for it!
Shettles doesn't cover all the factors, including the pH of both partners' systems and genetics. We got a girl by stopping BD at O-2 and a girl with undetermined timing. For our boy, we used supplements and some diet changes but did not get pg by restricting BD to 2x on O day, so we conceived him with BD on O, O-1 and O-3. I was not temping this time but suspect by CM and CP, we BDd at O-1, O-2, and O-4. But it may have been O, O-1 and O-3. So I'm leaning boy but pretty much 51/49 :)
I guess that's part of the reason I'm thinking I want this one to be a surprise--so far no good clues.
Our local hospital announced TODAY that it will be sharing sex determination when they notice now. Unlike before where you had to be high risk to get that info or pay for an entertainment u/s.
I want to know - but I talked to DH and he REALLY doesn't. So yeah. How will I stay strong?
Anyone considering finding out and not telling DH? Do you think you could keep it a secret? Just a crazy thought now.
or you'd see the CUTEST little girl outfit and bring it home and be all excited about it and he'd be like, oh.. I guess we're having a girl..
Edited by MadiMamacita - 1/23/12 at 6:44am
Nope! I'm not a gender essentialist. Regardless of the child's genital sex, we won't know the child's gender until the child is old enough to express it. We have no need to know the genital sex prior to the birth. If it isn't medically necessary, I will not get an ultrasound.
I just don't want the gender stereotyping to begin before the baby is even born. It's going to bad enough, no matter what we try to do as parents, to manage it from grandparents and other family, never mind the world. We're pretty non-traditional in terms of gender as a couple, and we hope to give our babe the tools and support to navigate their own gender expression.