Originally Posted by josie423
I didn't find out with any of mine and won't this time either. When my last baby was born (water birth) I reached down as he slipped out and immediately felt between his legs.. Nothing can beat the excitement of not knowing and then finally knowing.
But, that can be the case no matter when you find out, right? I mean, you don't know before you know no matter when it is that you find out. To me, there isnt that much difference in the anticipation between finding out at 20 weeks and finding out at 40 weeks. In fact, my experience was that I wasnt nearly as excited by finding out at the birth. Not because I didnt want a girl, but just because I was busy.
I didnt find out with DD, and honestly, when she was born I think I held her for about 3 minutes and looked at her perfect face and had just gone through a huge, huge experience. I had just become a mother- moments beforehand. The absolute last thing on my mind was what the sex was. In fact, it wasnt until my mom said, "She is so beautiful" that I was like, "Woah, its a girl!". I felt like I didn't celebrate finding out her sex at all- I was way more focused on how relieved I was to be done birthing and how I was so happy that she was healthy and ok than I was on the fact that she was a girl.
With DS, I found out at 18 weeks, and I was so stoked. I felt like I celebrated the fact that I was having a boy for a good week or so after finding out. It was it's own excitement- separate from the arrival of a new baby.
With both babes, I guessed the sex accurately, so I guess in my heart I already "knew" that they were what they were.