As an early October mom I have just gotten far enough long to have the gender reveal ultrasound. I am having a GIRL! I am glad as I already have a sweet toddler boy and I was hoping for a girl. Anyone else know the gender and want to share?
I am looking forward to being able to chime in on this thread in just under two weeks!
For everyone's FYI... you can find out the baby's SEX but not its GENDER through an ultrasound. Sex is biological, gender is social/identity. :)
LOL. I've given up on correcting people anymore. I do make sure to get it right in my papers though.
I go for the u/s next Friday but we will wait until Sunday to have a family get-together with a cake so we can all find out together!!! I'm so excited! Everyone is hoping for a boy but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. This is our last and it is what it is!! Girls are so much fun too :)
We are having...
A SURPRISE! Because baby was quite modest and kept his/her thighs clamped tight together throughout the ultrasound. Both techs say they think it *might* be a girl, but were really not seeming overly confident in that assessment. We aren't planning any more ultrasounds unless something is wrong. (Won't know for sure if this scan went well until the radiologist report comes out in a few days.) Maybe if my midwives got their in-office machine fixed, we might take a quick peek, but I'm trying to resign myself to not knowing. So far, it isn't working super well. :P
We have never found out the sex before birth, but I am really tempted to find out this time. In the past, my husband felt strongly that he wanted to wait until the birth. I always felt like I could go either way, it was very cool to find out at the birth, but I could also understand how it would be fun to find out early. Tonight he told me that if I want to find out at our ultrasound in a week and a half, that he's fine with it. So he's basically leaving it up to me and I am so torn!!! I know that "it's a surprise no matter when you find out", but there is something so neat about finding out when the baby is born. I've really enjoyed that experience. But the fact that I could know in 10 days?! So tempting. I think it would be fun for my boys to know, and I know our families would love to know, and part of me really really wants to know. But what if we find out and then I realize I prefer the other way and have regrets? On the other hand, it sounds kind of fun to do something different, as there is a decent chance this is our last baby. Ugh, I'm over thinking this.
Has anyone here been team green with one pregnancy and not for another? Which did you prefer, looking back?
If you don't have a strong preference now, you're probably not going to be disappointed when you find out. We found out the sex of my daughter at the 20 week U/S, and I although I'd kind of been hoping for a boy, I didn't have a really strong preference going in. Knowing I was going to have a daughter just blew me away, and I fell in love with the idea instantly.
We're definitely going to find out again. This time, I'm kind of hoping for another girl, but if it's a boy, I imagine my mind will be blown again. :)
I've been toying with the idea of finding out the sex of this baby but I highly doubt that I will. I didn't find out with the first three. With the fourth, my oldest DD (11 at the time) really wanted to find out. She was with me at an ultrasound around 30 weeks and I told the tech to show me the goods let me figure it out for myself. It was super obvious that it was a boy. When we got home, I let DH know that we had found out so he wanted to know and I told him. A few weeks later he was talking to his sister and she asked what the sex was so he told her. So the smilies might give an indication of how well that went over with me, I have never been as angry with him as I was then. I did NOT want anyone else to know that we had even found out, let alone what it was. I felt like something very personal and private had been taken from me without even asking. It completely ruined a couple weeks for me when I should have been just basking in the joy of expecting.
I should mention that he wasn't trying to be a jerk, he honestly didn't realize how strongly I felt. He was more surprised that I would be able to keep it a secret. He also didn't know how to deflect her direct question without telling her a flat-out lie. I would have flat-out lied that we didn't know, he couldn't.
Fortunately, I can't hold a grudge to save my life. I was able to let go and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. Ironically, it probably is a good thing I found out because I was positive that it was going to be a girl so it gave me a chance to switch gears and really look forward to having a boy. (I already had 2 girls and 1 boy and was super happy either way, just surprised at how wrong my feelings had been.)
So now, while it would be nice to know, I will not take the risk of news being leaked and I don't want to know if DH doesn't know. I'm happy with it being a surprise - but I have to admit it's still tempting.
I think it comes down to how you feel about others knowing the sex. If you're okay with that, then you might like finding out. If you're not okay with others knowing, there's just too much chance for things to slip out.
We found out with our first, not with our second, and yes with our third. I will find out my fourth's next week. I'm very crunchy in orientation and not finding out/not having any ultrasounds felt like the "right" way to do it or the way I was "supposed" to do it, however, I like finding out MUCH better. I have some tiny, lingering regrets about having not found out with my second. I wish I would have then too!
I think this time around we will just go mainstream and have them tell us right at the appt. I kind of want to celebrate somehow after, but am not a throw a party type. Any suggestions?
It was a great experience- the tech was very thorough and very quick, and told us what she was looking at and measuring the whole time. She was sweet and funny and professional all at the same time, and gave me an awesome hug when we were leaving.
I tell you what- this being pregnant business is just wonderful.
It's a GIRL!!! After 3 delivery-room surprises, all being boys, we found out today that we are having a baby girl this time. I am in shock! And absolutely thrilled I would have loved to raise a pack of boys too, but this feels so extra special. My 6 year old is beside himself, he has been asking for a sister. It is so sweet. I don't know what I did to be so blessed, but I sure am grateful!!!
Yay, copper!! I can feel your excitement. That must be so cool to have a girl after three boys (I am beside myself at the possibility of a girl after only one boy!)
I assume the scan went well otherwise, congrats on a great day!
wow that will be different! how exciting copper.
i am sooooo tempted to find out the sex this time after having both my girls as delivery surprises. ack, i will prob wait though. i am horrible at keeping secrets and as soon as my family knows either way they will buy us baby crap we don't want.
We had our scan this morning and it's a healthy, beautiful GIRL! We're so happy. All her measurements were normal and my blood work from my last checkup came back normal, too. I told my partner that I feel like we won all the lotteries today. So grateful.
We made homemade cupcakes with hidden pink frosting that we're bringing over to the family tonight. Can't wait. :)