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#1 of 25 Old 04-08-2007, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello! My name is Rachel, I'm 26 and I'm expecting my first baby in August (August 10 is the EDD). I don't know if it's a boy or a girl because I don't want to find out until it's born. Everybody thinks I'm weird for that, and for other things I plan to do about parenting. Because of that and my single mom status, I thought it'd be good to join a community like this one for support.

Hope I'm well received. I look forward to getting to know you all.
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Hi Rachel. Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to MDC!

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Hi Rachel - welcome to the boards and congrats on your pregnancy! I don't think you are strange at all not to find out the sex before you give birth. It is lovely to have that surprise to look forward to during labour! I have 4 kids, and we never found out officially with any of them.

However, with dd2, the ultrasound tech made a mistake and said something like 'Oh, look - her hand's up by her mouth' after being careful to use gender neutral words the rest of the time.

Both DH and I caught it, so when dd2 was born, we weren't surprised...

I really preferred the 3 other times, when it was a complete surprise...I know it's a strange choice in the States, though...

Anyway - after writing a novel , let me invite you down to the Case Against Circumcision forum - there is lots of very important information there for a mom-to-be!

Glad you found the boards! There is a sub forum for single parents (under the parenting forum) that you míght also find helpful, interesting. Along with all the usual pregnancy/due date club boards/etc.
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Hi and welcome!
Not weird at all! We found out dd was a girl at her birth, best surprise ever. The suspense was killing me at the end though, but I truly knew she was a girl before I met her on the outside. Way to go on keeping it a surprise.

11/06 and 1/09 :
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Glad your here - I love to look around everywhere and see what I can learn.

You don’t owe them an explanation, just a response.
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hi there! nice to see another newbie.

I wish I could wait to find out the sex... I can't even wait to open christmas presents! I may try and keep the sex a secret to anyone but dh and I... but I doubt that will work either, honestly. I just really don't want a ton of pink or blue clothing.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll definitely check the circumcision board, I'll need that info should the peanut be a boy.
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Welcome to the community! Glad that you're here! :

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Welcome to MDC!

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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let me invite you down to the Case Against Circumcision forum - there is lots of very important information there for a mom-to-be!
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and i never found out the sex w/ my 2 babes either. i think it's better to wait! more of a surprise.
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Lyndsi~ wife to Justin, mama to Waylon (7/06) Orin (3/28/10) and a surprise arriving in Octoberbellycast.gif

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Welcome and Congrats on your pregnancy!
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you've definetly come to the right place!

: the sun is always shining here. loving life with DP and DS
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Hi, Rachel (I'm a Rachel, too):

We didn't find out that she was a girl til DD was born...It just seems the norm to find out these days. So much so, that when asked if I was having a girl or a boy, I even a had pre-teen tell me "They can tell you if it's a boy or a girl, you know!" :

Anyway, welcome to MDC! See you around the boards.
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Hope you enjoy the boards
Congrats on the pregnancy

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My sister just had a baby on Saturday, she waited to see what the gender was, a little girl.

Congrats on the pregnancy and welcome to MDC.
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Welcome, mama- congrats on your pregnancy and good for you for going for the surprise!

J - Birth doula and *very* grateful mama to bouncy Q, fancy F, and mighty F!

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