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#31 of 39 Old 10-01-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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We are not oging to be finding out because we are not getting an ultrasound. For us, the not finding out the gender is more of a side effect of choosing not to have an ultrasound than a choice in and of itself. If we end up getting an ultrasound because one is indicated for some reason, we will probably go ahead and find out.

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We won't be finding out the sex. I won't be having any ultrasounds unless indicated, but even then I don't think we would find out the sex.

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We won't be finding out the sex. I won't be having any ultrasounds unless indicated, but even then I don't think we would find out the sex.

me too. i love the mystery of not knowing who's in there, even my kids are excited to wait for the birth day.
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We'll be waiting to find out also . That and not telling any names before the baby is born drives our famillies nuts but it's kinda fun and they deal fine. LOL.

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I am a hugely obsessive planner. I am a giant name geek. I have a very strong preference for one gender over another. We didn't find out with DS, and won't be finding out with this or any other future pregnancies unless there is a valid medical reason for knowing the gender before birth. (We also don't do any ultrasounds once viability is confirmed ~8 weeks, but we wouldn't find out even if we decided to have a ~20 week u/s or if there were other methods of finding out available to us.)

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I have not decided if I want to find out or not. I did know with all my other children and kind of want a surprise with this one. However since DP is having so much trouble accepting the pregnancy a friend suggested that we find out the gender as soon as possible because it might make it more real to him if he knows.

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I'm leaning towards having it be a surprise at the birth. I really really want a girl as this will be our last and I know I will be disappointed if I find out its a boy before hand. However, I'm sure once the baby is here I will be thrilled either way.

Also, I read somewhere that women who find out the sex before hand and are disappointed by it have longer labors. I know that sounds really silly and I have no idea how accurate of a study it was so take it with a grain of salt.

All that said, its going to be really hard resisting if we end up having an ultra sound!!

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YES. Most definitely!!!
Its a nice surprise half way through the evils of morning sickness and the exhaustion of pregnancy.

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DS was a surprise, though I felt he was a boy before he was born so I wasn't surprised, just smug.

This time I want to find out, for the most boring reason in the world. We live in an apartment with limited space and I have saved all of DS's clothes, which is great if we have another boy. If we have a girl I am going to consign all his clothes at the spring sales. The newborn/3 months things are gender neutral so we will keep those.

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