What do you think about finding out gender/waiting?

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  • I am planning on finding out the gender A.S.A.P.

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  • I am planning on waiting until the delivery to find out the gender.

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  • I am planning on finding out but will keep it a surprise for most of the rest of the world.

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    Question What do you think about finding out gender/waiting?

    Hi all! I have a poll question. I am curious to know how others feel about the decision to find out the gender of the baby or waiting until the big day. Or maybe you want to find out but keep it a surprise for friends/general public. What are your reasons?
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    DH and I have made the decision to wait until D-Day. My own reasoning is this. I have two sons. I found out the genders of each by ultrasound as early as I could. This time around I want to do it differently. I have always heavily romanticized the idea of the scene from countless movies/books where the husband is handed the baby from the doctor and brings it around to the mother and tells her quietly that is a boy or it is a girl. I have always been in love with that scene. I have just been too impatient thus far to make it a reality for myself. This time I am determined to do it. Also, once the decision to find out has been made, it cannot be reversed, and I have felt slight regret at my impatience both times.
    Another reason, and hopefully I won't sound too selfish on this, is that I am not sure what I'd do if I was having a girl. I had always been a tomboy growing up, I have two boys, and I don't think pink is in my abilities. I don't want to find out it is a girl and be scared throughout the whole pregnancy and be dreading anything even a slight little bit. So, if I wait to find out and on the day of birth when the baby is handed to me, if it does turn out to be a girl and I see her face, I will be in love with her and all doubt or fear or hesitation will be nonexistent.

    Finally, I think that this will be a good way to avoid getting all those mounds of baby clothes from relatives and friends (God bless them!) since they won't know what gender to buy for, and maybe it will be more practical-based items. Hehe!

    So those are my thoughts - what are yours??
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    as of right now I plan on waiting until d day also .. I already have 1 of each .. ive got newborn clothes still from each and the only reason I would want to find out is so that I could get the cute purple or pink car seat if I were having a girl but its not really that important lol .. when I watch the baby story my favorite episodes are the ones where they find out at delivery I cry every time lol
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    See That's why I want to wait too! It would be (at least for me) so much more emotionally profound to have the joy of seeing the baby for the first time combined with the impact of discovering the gender. It makes me get all sappy/weepy too haha. I just hope and pray that the ultrasound techs don't slip up and say something. I will probably have to politely but firmly remind them every single time that I absolutely do not want to know the gender yet.
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    Yea I was worried about the tech slipping also .. I think before each sono I'll kindly remind them that the gender is a d day surprise please don't ruin it for me lol
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    With DS we were hoping for the big surprise at delivery. But at my 20 week scan the tech let it slip (she was mortified that she did it). We were ok with it and only told a few people who we knew would not blab it. I think next time we may find out and keep it secret again.
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    Oh no! I am glad you were okay with that because I truly don't think I would have been. It would break my heart. That's too bad though since you were planning to keep it a surprise. At least it worked out for y'all! ^_^
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    I go back and forth. And did with my 2daughters. I think when and if I can get Preg0 for baby#3 I'd like a surprise. It's been hard to conceive so I figure why not let this one be a d day surprise.
    Fingers crossed it happens soon.

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    We were team green for DS and it was awesome!!! He came out and my husband announced happily: "It's a boy!". It was really special and totally distracted me from the stressful delivery, even though I wasn't able to hold him right away. It was so awesome that we're doing it again this go around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie2011 View Post
    I go back and forth. And did with my 2daughters. I think when and if I can get Preg0 for baby#3 I'd like a surprise. It's been hard to conceive so I figure why not let this one be a d day surprise.
    Fingers crossed it happens soon.
    Katie - I feel the same. It has been a bit of a wait/suspense on this one and if there is a chance that this may be my last pregnancy then I don't want to squander the opportunity to finally fulfil that little fantasy of mine.

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    We were team green for DS and it was awesome!!! He came out and my husband announced happily: "It's a boy!". It was really special and totally distracted me from the stressful delivery, even though I wasn't able to hold him right away. It was so awesome that we're doing it again this go around!
    That's wonderful! What an awesome feeling that must have been! I hope things go much the same way this time around too! ^_^ BTW - any hopes for one or the other?
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