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<p>We've got 3 boys and we're expecting our fourth kiddo. Our 21w ultrasound tech said she'd guess 70% girl. Is this enough to go on? I didn't see any boy parts on the ultrasound (or the one at 18w) but I know what to look for for a girl, and didn't see that either. Both times, baby was pretty much knees together when the tech went to check, but during the second u/s, from what she could see while doing measurements, she gave us the 70% guess. We had pretty definite guesses with the boys. Do I consider this a girl, then? I'm having a hard time figuring out if I should be referring to this baby as a 'she' or just keep on going with the thought that we don't know until he or she is born. What do you think?</p>
 

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<p>Congratulations on your girl!  70% sounds good to me, but sometimes techs may say 100% sure it's a boy/girl and still be wrong!  We're not finding out the sex, but we call the babe 'he' or 'she' at random... mostly b/c 'it' is just not right.  :)  I would call the baby 'her' if you you like that, but don't paint the nursery pink just yet!</p>
 

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<p>I guess if it were me I'd still try to stay in a fairly neutral frame of mind but I imagine it must be tough! I say that only because my cousin had three different techs tell her she was having a girl--three lines clear as day--and it turned out to be a boy. I've heard that girl diagnoses are inaccurate more often than boy diagnoses.</p>
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<p>Like the PP said, I would stay neutral as much as you can. 70% still leaves a lot of room for doubt, in my mind. :-/<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blanca78</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16121869"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I guess if it were me I'd still try to stay in a fairly neutral frame of mind but I imagine it must be tough! I say that only because my cousin had three different techs tell her she was having a girl--three lines clear as day--and it turned out to be a boy. I've heard that girl diagnoses are inaccurate more often than boy diagnoses.</p>
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Oh I didn't need to hear that girl diagnoses are more inaccurate... If this one turns out not to be a girl after all, I will have a really really hard time with it. But I suppose it's better to have that knowledge and be prepared for the possibility... *sigh*</p>
 

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<p>They never gave me a definite with dd#1.  It was always 'we're pretty sure its a girl'  or it looks like its probably a girl.  We went ahead and planned for girl but the 1st thing I said when she was born was "is it still a girl"??</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bleumoose</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16122192"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Like the PP said, I would stay neutral as much as you can. 70% still leaves a lot of room for doubt, in my mind. :-/<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blanca78</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16121869"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I guess if it were me I'd still try to stay in a fairly neutral frame of mind but I imagine it must be tough! I say that only because my cousin had three different techs tell her she was having a girl--three lines clear as day--and it turned out to be a boy. I've heard that girl diagnoses are inaccurate more often than boy diagnoses.</p>
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Oh I didn't need to hear that girl diagnoses are more inaccurate... If this one turns out not to be a girl after all, I will have a really really hard time with it. But I suppose it's better to have that knowledge and be prepared for the possibility... *sigh*</p>
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I think I'll have a hard time with it too, if it turns out we have boy #4. I've been trying to keep a neutral state of mind, and when going in for my ultrasounds kept repeating to myself "it's a boy" just so that I wouldn't be so surprised if it was.</p>
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<p>I have bought a few girly outfits, but I don't want to get carried away. I think maybe I'll start a private registry to keep track of all the girly things I'd like if the ultrasound tech was right.. And then if family asks if there's anything we need I could direct them there. Maybe that will satisfy my shopping urge.</p>
 
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<p>Yeah, I wouldn't assume it was a girl either. Cuz, then I'd be depressed if it wasn't.</p>
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<p>I am hoping for a girl this time but I don't think I'm willing to do that 30 minute ultrasound just to find out. I haven't decided but yeah. That would be depressing to actually get the ultrasound but for them to not figure out what the sex was. Blah. </p>
 

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<p>When I had the 20 wk ultrasound with my first baby they said they were 70% sure she was a girl... and she was.  I had the same feelings as you though, I was worried they were wrong.  Anyway, they turned out to be right. </p>
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<p>When I had my 20 wk ultrasound with my son 3 yrs later they said it's a boy, 100% sure - they can always be more sure with boys.  I just had my ultrasound with this baby at 22.5 weeks and I have to say, the boy parts were EXTREMELY obvious!  I think because I was a bit further along than when the ultrasound is typically done.</p>
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<p>I'd say you can be pretty certain you're having a girl, but don't count on it 100%.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamaki</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16131497"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>When I had the 20 wk ultrasound with my first baby they said they were 70% sure she was a girl... and she was.  I had the same feelings as you though, I was worried they were wrong.  Anyway, they turned out to be right. </p>
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<p>When I had my 20 wk ultrasound with my son 3 yrs later they said it's a boy, 100% sure - they can always be more sure with boys.  I just had my ultrasound with this baby at 22.5 weeks and I have to say, the boy parts were EXTREMELY obvious!  I think because I was a bit further along than when the ultrasound is typically done.</p>
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<p>I'd say you can be pretty certain you're having a girl, but don't count on it 100%.</p>
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Thank you for that little bit of hope. Our boys were all very obviously boys too, and there was nothing to be seen with this baby. We'll have our back-up boys name ready, but for now I'll go with the thought that it's a girl.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>three&me</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16133269"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamaki</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285868/should-i-consider-this-a-girl#post_16131497"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>When I had the 20 wk ultrasound with my first baby they said they were 70% sure she was a girl... and she was.  I had the same feelings as you though, I was worried they were wrong.  Anyway, they turned out to be right. </p>
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<p>When I had my 20 wk ultrasound with my son 3 yrs later they said it's a boy, 100% sure - they can always be more sure with boys.  I just had my ultrasound with this baby at 22.5 weeks and I have to say, the boy parts were EXTREMELY obvious!  I think because I was a bit further along than when the ultrasound is typically done.</p>
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<p>I'd say you can be pretty certain you're having a girl, but don't count on it 100%.</p>
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Thank you for that little bit of hope. Our boys were all very obviously boys too, and there was nothing to be seen with this baby. We'll have our back-up boys name ready, but for now I'll go with the thought that it's a girl.</p>
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I think you're fine to be pretty confident with that.  I'll be curious to know the results in April!!!  Btw, I'm in Ontario too :)</p>
 
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