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Did your ultrasounds show obvious girl parts? Or just the lack of boy parts? And how many weeks gestation at your ultrasound?<br><br>
I was told I'm having a girl because after several looks (and we actually looked a couple days later because of a placenta issue) we saw no boy or girls parts, so he said I'm having a girl. Just wondering if this is the same for some or most of you. Or if you all saw girl parts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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With both of my girls, we saw the "three lines". Very clearly. And got print-outs of them!<br><br>
With my boy, it took a while to get a shot of the goods, and in the interim, there were quite a few angles where we could see nothing.
 

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I know I'm having a girl because of the genetic testing that was done (no question there!) but yes, on the level II u/s at 19 wks, there was an obvious three little lines.
 

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I saw three lines and knew before the tech told me<br><br>
still holding out its wrong but lol... never know.<br><br>
(with DD it was very clear, not just the three lines but from another angle we saw the clitoris and everything... no doubt at all!)
 

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I'm not sure what the peri saw, but he said "girl" definitively at 17.5 weeks. A couple weeks later, through chromosomal analysis, it was confirmed.
 

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I'm pretty sure I'm waaaaay overthinking this. I wanted to KNOW what I'm having. My FIL was the ultrasound tech, but he never took a crotch still picture, never labeled it as "girl," the most I've heard him say is "I think it's a little girl," and "that looks almost like a hamburger sign" but nothing definitive. I realize ultrasound has its limitations. I'm just unsettled about it. I don't like surprises. That's why I get an ultrasound in the first place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
ETA: I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I didn't see ANY genitals. Definitely no penis. But nothing that was obvious girl parts either. He's been doing ultrasounds for 30 years, so I know he's seen lots of boy and girl parts, but he never sees the outcome - if he's wrong, he wouldn't know because he wouldn't see the person after delivery.
 

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With DD, I didn't see the three lines everyone talks about. The ultrasound tech couldn't get a good look because her legs were shut tight. The neonatal doctor said she was 75% sure it was a girl. Then later she got a slightly better look and said she was 90% sure it was a girl and she was right. I hated not knowing for sure all those months!
 

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At 16 weeks and 20 weeks we clearly saw girl parts, and amnio confirmed girl. My nephew was a girl until he was born because they couldn't see any boy parts on the ultrasound.
 

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The tech never pointed anything out to us. She just said "I know what you're having!" and then told us. Honestly, I don't think I would have had an idea as to what I was looking at...but I did keep peering at the screen to see if I saw any "boy parts," but I didn't see anything that stuck out. (ba dum bum...ting!)<br><br>
My midwife did say that the tech was just about always right, so I'm hoping she's right! (Especially because I really was hoping for a girl!)
 

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absence of definitively visualized girl parts does not a girl make... same deal with "don't see any signs of it being a boy, must be a girl"<br><br>
We tried to find out with baby #5, and "couldn't see anything" - but he is definitely all boy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Unless you saw the girl parts/3 lines/labia/etc. I would not feel confident at all - especially if he didn't point anything out to you as specifically being girl parts (something qualified with "almost looks like" would not count, to me)
 

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This one's a boy, but my last one was a girl, and they saw very clear girl-parts at 20 weeks.
 

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I have to agree with the others... my first ultrasound this pregnancy we couldn't see anything down there (literally... there was a hand in the way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). The second time we still couldn't see girl parts or boy parts but then I got up to empty my bladder to get a better shot of something else and when I came back both the tech and I are pretty sure we saw testicles. Still no penis though, but confident enough in the testicles to call the sex.<br><br>
Definitely if I hadn't gotten up to empty my bladder though I would've been sent away being told probably girl.
 

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Thanks for all the responses. You've justified my not committing to a girl just yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It's hard to know if it's just because I really wanted a boy and am holding out hope....or if I legitimately have a reason to think it might not be a girl.<br><br>
We looked twice (on two different days) and still didn't see any lines or boy parts. Again, the tech is my father-in-law, the baby's grandpa, so he really looked long and hard. He did DS's ultrasound, and when we saw the penis and scrotum, he said he'd bet his house it's a boy. This time I asked if I should get rid of all my boy clothes and his answer was "I'd at least keep a few" whatever that means. It's also weird to me that he didn't take any crotch pictures at all.<br><br>
I'm starting to wonder if this child has genitals!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
I'm in a weird position because he's calling it a girl, and he's family. So it's not like I can just act like we didn't get a clear shot and we don't know. I kind of have to go along with the "its a girl" story.
 

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I've seen baby's girl parts with the "Three lines" on two separate ultrasounds. The tech told me she was 99.9 % sure it was a girl, and my Peri said she was just as sure.<br><br>
I've had two friends told they were having girls by the absence of boy parts, and had surprise baby boys! One found out a week before the birth and had already bought a ton of girl clothes, had them washed up, and had painted the nursery pink! She had a week to adjust to having a boy. The other, who also knew first mom in my story, was pessimistic because of it, and only washed a few things for a girl. She was told girl throughout the entire pregnancy. WHen the OB declared, " It's a boy!" at the birth, my friend and her husband burst out laughing....
 

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Our picture clearly showed the 3 lines too. My LO was sitting with her legs crossed and a hand down there during the ultrasound, so at first I thought we wouldn't be able to tell. But I rolled around a few times and shook her up and she shifted enough for us to see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">. I would probably play it safe until I got picture confirmation.<br><br>
My ds was easy to see. We got a very clear shot of everything down there, he had his legs wide open <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My dd also had very clear 3 lines at 15 weeks. If I were you, I'd just try to adjust to not knowing the gender and waiting 4 more months.
 

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Yep, I'm leaning on the side of girl but I'm going to prepare either way, and NOT get rid of my boy clothes just yet. Not 100% sure we are done anyway.<br><br>
Thanks you mamas. You've made me feel like I'm not losing my mind. I need my DH to read this thread. He's sure it's a girl and doesn't understand why I'm talking like it could be either.
 

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We just had our 20 week ultrasound (21 weeks actually) and came up with a big if as well. baby was facing the wrong way, curled up, and legs crossed for an hour despite all of our best efforts. The tech was like, sorry, we're just not going to get a glimpse.<br><br>
Then at the last minute baby spread a little and tech said, "Well, hmmmm, errrr, I see some lines, I think, errrr. Should be a girl."<br><br>
Ack!!! I need to know! I have the pic, and it's REALLY fuzzy and hard to tell. I can make out 2 lines, but it's really vague. It's making me CRAZY. My DH is telling everyone it's a girl, but I am not committed yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We just had our 20 week ultrasound (21 weeks actually) and came up with a big if as well. baby was facing the wrong way, curled up, and legs crossed for an hour despite all of our best efforts. The tech was like, sorry, we're just not going to get a glimpse.<br><br>
Then at the last minute baby spread a little and tech said, "Well, hmmmm, errrr, I see some lines, I think, errrr. Should be a girl."<br><br>
Ack!!! I need to know! I have the pic, and it's REALLY fuzzy and hard to tell. I can make out 2 lines, but it's really vague. It's making me CRAZY. My DH is telling everyone it's a girl, but I am not committed yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"></div>
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Ugh, soooo frustrating Boatbaby. I've been there and it's hard not knowing. But even though I saw the turtle penis this time, I'm not going to be 100% convinced until the baby pops out. You can't ever trust an ultrasound 100% right?
 

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i am having a girl - the first u/s 17.5 weeks was 'i can't see any boy parts, probably a girl' .. at 19 weeks we went back to double check and the tech with 19 yrs exp. said it was for sure a girl - we saw 3 lines but i've read that you can see 3 lines anytime, even with a boy..and i've also been told that if you're told boy around 20ish weeks that they are usually right, and if you're told girl, it is more likely to be wrong.. anyway, with my first DD, we saw the 3 lines at 18 weeks and then at 28 weeks we had a 3/4D u/s and it was totally obvious at that point..
 
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