I have 3 boys. With #3
, I wanted to know at the u/s so that I could get any disappointment over with quickly. That worked well here. Yes, it was another boy, and I was quickly happy and looking forward to a 3rd boy, since I knew what to do with boys!
We'll find out again with this one.
I had the "surprise" with the first, and meh... I wasn't actually surprised. I felt like he was a boy the whole time, and there he was. No surprise at all. I felt like #2
was a girl, but u/s showed us differently (the OB's exact words were, "It's a boy... a BIG boy!"
). I was more surprised at the u/s than I was at birth. Since then, I've found out with each one at the u/s. I've had no problem bonding with any of my babies during pregnancy, knowing their gender. I think it actually helped me bond more. But everyone is different!
No input on the OP's original question really. I will probably have my kids at the u/s, and mine are much younger (5, 7, and 10). I'm still debating that though. I need to ask around and see what the waiting room time is like if you're just seeing the u/s tech, because if it's a long wait like regular appointments, I'll leave the kids at their grandparents' house and just show them the video afterward.