We are currently in disagreement over this. My husband wants to find out by ultrasound, I am considering waiting. We have never waited before. I know it would be nice to prepare the kids for brother or sister, and I know family will want to know.
What are you doing and why?
dh Andy of 11 wonderful years
ds Theodore is 7 (Nov '05) 4lbs 10 oz, 18.5 inches @ 37 weeks
ds Zachariah is 5 (Jan '08 ) 5lbs 4 oz, 19 inches @ 38.5 weeks
dd Annabeth (Aug 2 '13) 7 lbs 5 oz, 19.75 inches @39.5 weeks
I don't want to find out but DH does, so who knows what will happen? I have found out with all of my others, and I thought this time around it would be nice to be surprised... But I guess that makes it harder to plan. I have no idea what to do...
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
I am hoping to wait. My husband would find out today if he could. I on the other hand have always been intrigued by the people who have enough control to wait, and I would like to try it out. It would be easier for our kids to know, but this is definitely my last and I will never have the chance to try waiting again! My husband has always wanted a 3D u/s too, and I have always thought that it was too expensive. I still think that it is too expensive, but maybe I could use it as a compromise.
I don't like surprises, so we're definitely finding out the gender.
DD1 Rowan, 9/26/10
Expecting #2 in August 2013
We have decided not to find out this time, and I am so excited. DH really wanted to know with the other two, but is fine with waiting this time. Since we have one of each gender already, we are pretty much set with clothing etc, so we figure why not find out at delivery?
I'm surprised at so many that might not find out the gender!!!!
I did not find out gender with my first two pregnancies, but was contemplating finding out this time, just because I never have. Who knows it's still early. It really is fun for it to be a surprise though!! I already have everything boy & girl so it would not matter if we didn't find out. Maybe we won't this time either.....
With my first three I wanted to know but couldnt bc my OB office was stuck in the dark ages and didnt do routine u/s you only got one if there was an issue. And I had one to two u/s with all three but even then they wouldn't tell you unless it was very apparent they wouldn't look. Then w/ my 4th-through my last I've gone to a 3d place to find out we finally got one within driving distance! My office does routine u/s now but they still won't guarantee boy or girl like the 3d places do. So yep we will find out ASAP! We make a whole day of it and take all the kids and my mom it's so fun!
I only found out with one, DD, mostly b/c I was sure i was having a girl and DS was asking for a sister and I figured it would be good to be prepared if we were wrong. my dd is dying for a sister, she told me she's been praying every day! (I haven't told the kids yet! but somehow they all are talking about babies - kids have a 6th sense!) So I'm considering finding out this time just to prepare her if it is another boy, but I have faith in her that she'll handle it, and I much prefer to find out at birth. There's something so surreal about discovering your child in those first moments after birth, it's very intense for me, and I love it.
I guess we'll see what wins out!
~Ayelet & Yoram
NJ, USA to Israel 12/29/08
Welcome baby boy!! 26.7.13
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