I refuse to find out b/c I've always wanted that moment in the delivery room of "It's a..." and then the whole family finding out. I've decided that b/c I am the one carrying and pushing him/her out, I win. It's driving him nuts.
Do you plan to find out the sex before hand or are you waiting?
Living with an invisible chronic illness.
Fat and hairy. And happy with both *( o Y o )*
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
Livin' in the sticks with my chicks and lovin' it!
2014: 4/52 projects 0/2014 things 0/52 books
can get a jump on making lots of cute things for baby. I told her that if we get
an u/s (not planning any now) I'll have the midwife call just her and let her
all about love
I'm not sue if we will find out with this one. There is a slight chance for a second girl to be born with the same condition as DD was (see my siggy), but it wouldn't be visible on a US until late in the pregnancy anyway. The sooner surgery is done for the condition, the better, so it might be useful info to have.
I'll be having many many many ultrasounds...I have a history of PTL/dialation and have an incompetent cervyx, so we will be getting cervical length ultrasounds weekly starting around 12 weeks.
DH&Me Christ follower, homeschooler, gardener, (insert lots of additional crunchiness here) chicken mama, & occasionally blogger. Mama of boys 9,7,3.5,&11months....& SURPRISE expecting a BOY in November! 7 sweet-babes gone too soon.
We also didn't find out to avoid the gender clothing issue that someone mentioned above too! I'm not a lover of pink myself and cringed at the idea of pink and frilly stuff. I'm slowly being desenitized to pink clothing! LOL.
mama to DS born 9/7/05, DD born 8/20/07, DS born 9/4/10 and DS born 11/26/13
Loving our chaotic, crunchy, homeschooling life!
We did with our first and I regret it for this reason: Instead of getting the practical, useful things that I put on the baby regstry, we got tons of cutesy, pink frilly clothes for a newborn that we never used. I can't help thinking that if we hadn't let people know that we were having a girl, they would not have been tempted to buy all that stuff that went unused.
With DD we waited. When she was born the MW put her on my chest and covered us so no one could see. It gave ex-DH and I a few minutes just to absorb the new baby before checking. Then, he announced "We have a Kaelie!" (our girl name) and she looked right at him! It was too precious for words.
This time, since I'm a surrogate/birthmom, I'm leaving it up to my IPs.
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
I loved not knowing and finding out in the delivery room with my daughter. But my husband really wanted to find out. It drove him nuts that we had a level III u/s and the doctor knew but we didn't. But I really wanted the surprise and insisted on having my way. So, I think I'll let him decide this time. I could let him find out and keep it from me, but he is terrible at keeping secrets!