We went for our early gender scan and we thought it was a girl because it felt like a totally different pregnancy then with DS1. DH was so sick (flu) so we find out it's a boy. We were happy but shocked and DH was about to barf.lol. We had been planning this for weeks and we were going to go out to dinner afterwards to celebrate but he didn't feel good so we just went home. Bummer!
I've been telling DH that I feel it's a boy.. just a gut feeling.. but I'm scared he'll be let down if it's not, now. I asked him if he is ok with a girl and he said of course he absolutely was! BUT I've quit saying how I feel.. just in case.
Lurker here but I am comforted that at least a couple of you are waiting until birth like me. This will be the first time for me and I'm a little nervous about waiting but am convinced that's what I want to do. And DH is on board w/ whatever I want! I think I'm the only one on the April board not finding out...
Also, just curious, but how are women finding out genders earlier? I have a friend who found out at 16 weeks and apparently there is no special machine or anything. I remember going in at 18 weeks with my first and them saying they couldn't be sure (they thought boy) and that I needed to come back so I had to wait until 22 weeks to find out for sure!
I think a 3D/4D would be awesome for one of my pregnancies but I feel like if we are having a surprise we can't really do one this time for fear of seeing something on the scan.
I have always done the 3D/4D scans with both my boys, but probably wont this time since it is more likely that you will see something. So if you really don't want to know, I wouldn't risk it! I guess when the do the 20 week scan they turn off the monitor while they scan around that area.
As an example, these two images of my DS2 were taken within the same week (I spent a lot of time in the office due to bleeding). The first was with the older machine, and the second was with the new machine.
You can see the huge difference in the amount of detail. The newer machines also have 3D capability which makes the image a LOT clearer.
Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d
May 26, 2010 - 7w1d