Originally Posted by autumngrey
It's an alien!!
When I was pregnant with my first daughter I honestly felt it was more likely I'd find a T-Rex in there than a baby girl.
Originally Posted by ella'smommy
Congrats Kawa Kamuri on your baby girl! My daughter is 6 and dying to know, but we decided to let it be a surprise this time. She is constantly asking for 'surprises' so I told her that this one is going to be a HUGE surprise, and that sold the idea a little better. But I expect her to keep asking when we can find out, because she knows that the dr can tell on the ultrasound. My parents were not expecting me to wait, I was the kid who would pick the lock on the closet where they hid the Xmas presents because the suspense was killing me, lol. Hubby is totally down for waiting too, it just adds to the excitement! Last time I HAD to know, and the kiddo wouldn't sit still long enough for the tech to get a convincing look. This time I hope no one slips and tells us!
So adorable! I was that lock picking kid too . Even as an adult I like to know the end of a book or movie and it in no way takes the pleasure out of the journey. That prickly feeling of anticipation? No thanks. I have a friend who had surprises ruined both times. I mean, if you want to know that's great, but to have someone be careless and slip is heartbreaking.
Originally Posted by itsajenism
Family on DH's side is almost demanding to know. They just can't wait to hear that "it's a girl" because they're all very much convinced that it must be. Not that this will have any weight on my decision. We're pretty used to dealing with going against the grain (not on purpose, just following our own hearts) with just about every "big" choice we make as a family, so dealing with any tantrums over it is no skin off our back. lol
I'm still at least a few weeks away from the anomaly scan, so we'll see where I end up then.
Oh, I cannot stand that sex preference pressure from family. Like there's a choice in the matter! Everyone knows I'm having a boy. They know it.
Originally Posted by tiqa
I'd be happy if I was having a puppy. :)
I'm more concerned with this one having special needs, honestly. Not like I would love it any less but the only intuition I've had so far this pregnancy is that there's something off - Down's, maybe. I'm not really stressing but at this point, gender is the last thing on my mind!!
We already have one of each. Plus we didn't find out with our second (DH didn't care after he got the son he wanted on the first try) and it's such a sweet memory when DH told me "it's a girl!" with her. I didn't even think to check when she was born... first thing he saw, though.
If it slips out during a 20 week U/S what we're having I wouldn't be devastated or anything, but I'd prefer not to find out. My mom keeps bugging me to see if I know yet or what my intuition says, and I honestly don't care. DD and DS both want a little sister, and DH wants a little girl, and the only reason I suppose I would like a girl is because we have more girl clothes stored up, and this will be our last.
Your baby is prefect. No matter its sex or chromosomal makeup it is a perfect baby.
The clothes thing is for sure easier with a girl over here. I have nothing left over from my first three boys and my last was a June baby so the seasons would not match up. Girl clothes are easy - my two year old was an October baby and I still have all of her things. I'll still buy the new little lady her own things, but it's great to have that cushion of hand me downs.
I was pretty adamant about having no preference and I really don't, but I did feel a little sad yesterday about never having that little boy. I had names picked for both and will not be using the boy name. It's silly, for sure.
Originally Posted by Anilia
ps- how are you keeping it to yourself? Are you telling people you don't know or just not sharing? I can only imagine my MIL if I told her I knew and wasn't telling!!
I'm telling them it's a secret. They'd bug me to death if they knew that I knew. My oldest daughter will be six this year and tells me that she heard the lady say it's a girl and she's happy to have "a baby woman" and "a girl army". I told my SO that I didn't know for sure, but I had a really good idea what the sex is. He hasn't pushed to know and I won't tell him unless he does. He wants the secret AND another son. Poor guy. If he does end up wanting to know I still want to keep it from every other person.
Edited by kawa kamuri - 7/28/12 at 8:10am