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The anticipation of finding out the sex(es)

post #1 of 35
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I have never been this excited to know. It's insane, I've just been counting down the days and now we are at just over a week. I'm hoping that both babies cooperate so that we can know, because I am ready to know. Our hope is that it's a boy and a girl- if it is, we will likely be done, but if it's two boys I think I want another girl and if it's two girls, I know we both would want to try for a boy eventually.

 

With both of my previous babies, I guessed their sex. We didnt find out with DD, but I just KNEW she was a girl- and she was. We found out with ds, but I felt like I already knew. This time, Im feeling like it's two boys, and Im so anxious to know. I cant decide if Im anxious to know to find out if Im right, of if I just really want to know. Either way, Im ready to stop being in limbo!

 

Our nursery room is painted bright blue, mainly because DH and I love the color and it was originally our bedroom. Im not painting it, no matter what, so if it's two girls I plan to buy stock in bright pink RIT dye :) If it's two boys or a boy and a girl, i have tons and tons of gender neutral stuff that Ill use. (but, I must admit, l love hot pink).  We've pretty much just used all gender neutral stuff previously, but this time I'd like to look at some colors besides green and yellow :) Plus, all the carseats, stroller, ect is all black and grey, so I hope I get to put some color somewhere. I love red, but I dont want the room to look like the 4th of july exploded, so it's out of the question.

 

Anyway, I'm anxiously anticipating the appointment!

post #2 of 35

Haha...you're so funny! I'm not a big fan of that gender neutral stuff either. I still can't decide if I want to know or not. My family wants me to wait but I don't think I'm going to make it another 26 weeks. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! fingersx.gif

post #3 of 35

I'm getting really excited to know too!!  I have no. idea. this time. (the last 2 pregnancies i've just 'known' 1st time around i had no idea) i'm going to be surprised eitehr way and that is exciting.  i have 2+ more weeks to wait..  i am going for a private u/s sometime after 16 weeks. 
 

post #4 of 35

I still have another 6 and a half weeks to find out! They insist on only scheduling after 20 weeks, so I'll be 21 weeks the next time I get an ultrasound. I was really happen to have an early ultrasound at 8 weeks (due to my last preg ending in miscarriage), but I wasn't thinking about how long I would have to wait between them. 

 

I'm really looking forward to finding out too, not just for clothing stuff, but because I think I'll bond with baby a lot more once I know the sex. I'm getting tired of referring to him/her as "it", so I automatically jump to the masculine which makes my husband excited since he wants a boy.

 

I'm about 30% sure it's a girl right now, but that might be because that's what I'd like it to be.
 

post #5 of 35

I haven't booked my ultrasound yet (maybe will do that today) but my requisition is for the 19-20 week time frame.  So earliest 5 weeks from today.  And even still, many ultrasound techs in Ontario won't share gender news with you directly, it has to be put in the report for your health practitioner....so it could be even longer before I find out from my midwife!
 

post #6 of 35
The anticipation is getting to me too! I also can't wait to start feeling an even deeper bond, I think knowing the gender will make it feel more real and my baby daydreaming will be even more detailed. DH and I both recently had gender dreams and it was the same gender, but I know we're both just thinking about it a lot. I don't even want to say what I think because I really don't want to feel swayed too much one way or the other.

20 weeks feels so far away though!
post #7 of 35
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Originally Posted by MaybeJ View Post

many ultrasound techs in Ontario won't share gender news with you directly, it has to be put in the report for your health practitioner....so it could be even longer before I find out from my midwife!
 


I didn't know that!  irked.gif  I just had an u/s last week at almost 13 weeks so I have a bit of waiting to do as well!  My next appt is Sept 3 so I imagine we will schedule it after that.

I hope you get your boy and girl Holly!

 

post #8 of 35

I can't wait either. I don't know exactly when my scan will be, but I'm guessing late September? We'll see. If so, I'll be past 20 weeks but at least then I can be pretty sure that they're right about gender. I hope you get your girl and your boy, Holly. I've always thought it would be so fun to have boy/girl twins!

post #9 of 35

Ah the anticipation!! I need to wait to schedule mine because my midwife needs to order it, and she won't be back in town til the end of the month, and I don't even have my first official appt with her til the first week in Sept. I've thought about having my regular doc, who is also an OB, order it if she'll do it though. I think I can do it as early as 16 weeks with my insurance, which is next week already! I am pretty sure it's a boy but the feeling isn't as strong as it was with my other two. And I'm not-so-secretly hoping it's a girl. I feel like I'll need as much time as possible to come to terms with being a mom of three boys, as will DH and to some extent, the rest of my family who is also hoping for a girl as I'm the only one producing grandkids at the moment. A healthy boy is a blessing, don't get me wrong, but I would love to have a little woman growing up in our house. 

post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Our nursery room is painted bright blue, mainly because DH and I love the color and it was originally our bedroom. Im not painting it, no matter what, so if it's two girls I plan to buy stock in bright pink RIT dye :)

 

You're so cute! Our nursery is blue too and I painted it knowing that #2 was a girl - I just really like the colour and was hoping that my two daughters would share a different room someday and that room could be my office. I'm not finding out the gender with this baby (since I know I have to have another c-section and hate the thought of picking a date and then feeling like we are "going to the hospital to go and pick-up so-and-so", it really takes the surprise out of it) but even if I did I wouldn't change the blue room for anything!

post #11 of 35
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I didn't know that!  irked.gif  I just had an u/s last week at almost 13 weeks so I have a bit of waiting to do as well!  My next appt is Sept 3 so I imagine we will schedule it after that.

I hope you get your boy and girl Holly!

 

Hi Jenny!  I was thinking about this after I posted and it might just be a Toronto thing because I have co-workers in Oshawa that this wasn't true for and family in Sudbury that this wasn't true for!  It's written in our midwife handbook that ultrasound techs usually won't reveal this information and last time it was true for us.  We had to wait.  I actually really don't know how common it is. smile.gif

post #12 of 35
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Hi Jenny!  I was thinking about this after I posted and it might just be a Toronto thing because I have co-workers in Oshawa that this wasn't true for and family in Sudbury that this wasn't true for!  It's written in our midwife handbook that ultrasound techs usually won't reveal this information and last time it was true for us.  We had to wait.  I actually really don't know how common it is. smile.gif


Ah, ok!  Well it's still good to know just in case!  I will ask my midwife at our next appointment just to avoid any disappointment at the u/s office smile.gif

post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Ah the anticipation!! I need to wait to schedule mine because my midwife needs to order it, and she won't be back in town til the end of the month, and I don't even have my first official appt with her til the first week in Sept. I've thought about having my regular doc, who is also an OB, order it if she'll do it though. I think I can do it as early as 16 weeks with my insurance, which is next week already! I am pretty sure it's a boy but the feeling isn't as strong as it was with my other two. And I'm not-so-secretly hoping it's a girl. I feel like I'll need as much time as possible to come to terms with being a mom of three boys, as will DH and to some extent, the rest of my family who is also hoping for a girl as I'm the only one producing grandkids at the moment. A healthy boy is a blessing, don't get me wrong, but I would love to have a little woman growing up in our house. 

 

Zomg...

16 weeks next week for me too.. 16 weeks 3 days I will be having an ultrasound - August 24th - hubbies birthday too...

I was begging at my week ultrasound for them to try and find out

 

I am STOKED!

 

doot doot doot doot geeked WANNA KNOW RIGHT NOW

post #14 of 35
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Well, the week has flown by and Im starting to get anxious about the appointment on Monday. I know there will be some disappointment from DH's side if it's two girls and Im starting to fear him being upset. I have a day planned to go to the appointment, go to the city and go out to eat and go shopping for something (we havent bought anything personal for these babes, just necessities.)

post #15 of 35
I can't believe that the February moms are far enough along to be finding out so soon!!! The time is flying by somehow!

Holly, it sounds like a fun day just in general....without even factoring in the big reveal.

I am in limbo with care at the moment but i so have an appointment for early September scheduled for the a/s (and my long sought after peri referral), but i don't know what is going on with the new practice and how/when they do things.

At my non nt scan yesterday the tech guessed girls(no penis on the one she saw the area.of) but i am not counting on it yet. I don't have a preference although i do have lots of current boy baby clothes (i was jn the process.of getting rid of all the baby stuff as he outgrew it when i got the bfp) vs. NO girl baby clothes.
post #16 of 35
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lilysmama- lol at the no clothes thing ;) Im sure it'll be fine. Apparently girl twins are more common than boy twins. It seems like your early sept us will probably reveal the sexes. Im so glad you got the referral!

post #17 of 35

Holly- did you get to find out today????? I keep checking back to see if there is any updates!  Can't wait to hear!

post #18 of 35

I can't wait either!!!!!! orngbiggrin.gif

post #19 of 35
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Girls!

 

Two girls. I have to say, I am so glad that they are healthy- and Im so excited at the thought of DD having two little sisters! But, I'd be lying if I didnt say there wasn't some disappointment. We were both hoping for a boy, and I was really hoping because I'd like to be done having babies, and we agreed that if it was two girls we'd try one more time. But, OH WELL :) You get what you get, right? We'll love them no matter what!

post #20 of 35

Holly, that's great news! Wow, two girls!! I think you have a good attitude about it-- I might be dealing with some gender disappointment this time too, but all that really matters is healthy little ones joy.gif.

 

I ended up getting the midwife covering for my midwife to put in the order for the ultrasound--- as soon as that goes through I am making my appt! I am 16 weeks today and I just can't wait any longer! DH and I are now both convinced it's another boy and we are 100% okay with that and are just hoping for a healthy and growing baby. Still holding out a little hope for a girl, though.

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