Early gender scans!

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marymoonu's picture
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Early gender scans!

I was going to try to resist the urge this time, but I might do it again. I was just looking at their website and they've changed it just a tad. When I went with DS2, they offered money back guarantee for correct gender at 15 weeks. Well, they talked me into coming in at 14w2d, and they were correct. Now, they've changed to money back guarantee for correct gender at 14 weeks. That's only 2 weeks away! So I was looking at my work schedule, and I'm off the 13th and the 16th. Both will be past 14 weeks... I'm seriously considering doing it. It kinda takes away from the "big" u/s at the OB's office, but at the same time, it's nice to have that appointment just for the extra confirmation. We shall see... I'll let you all know if I decide to do it! Smile

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Your post earlier got me looking into it but no one I could find would do I gender scan before 18 weeks! :pissed: I'll be 14 on Friday.. I wanna do it early, too! :cry:

Lol

Excited for you guys to find out!!!!!

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I can do it at 16 weeks.. I think I want to do it but I'll be 16 weeks on the 28th which is my DH's birthday! So we will probably do it when I'm 17 weeks so my DH can have his day/weekend Smile He said he woudn't mind doing it on his birthday weekend but I want to put more emphasis on him than on baby that weekend.

Wow.. can't believe we are getting closer to finding out!!

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I did an early gender scan last time too, but they wouldn't see me until 17 weeks. I have heard you can tell as early as 14 weeks but it's not as accurrate because their parts are just starting to pop out. I would just be upset if they told me one gender and it's another.
Let us know what you decide. Can't believe all you guys will be finding out the gender soon!

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Obviously, like you guys, I'm anxious to find out gender, but I'm trying to relish in all things exciting about pregnancy...and I think the mystery is kind of fun. Once you know the gender you can't un-know it so I'm ok with waiting a bit. Now, on the other hand I will find out at my anatomy scan. There is NO WAY I could stay on team green until delivery! Haha, I'm so fickle Wink

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"callie2" wrote:

Once you know the gender you can't un-know it

Unless you're like my friend from one of the other boards... She was told at her big u/s that she was having a girl... On birthday, out popped a boy!! Wink

I think I'm going to let DH decide if we do it. It was really fun last time... They have a big room that holds like 20+ people, so you can bring whoever you want with you, and we didn't pay for the 3D part, but the lady still switched it into 3D and let us watch for a while which was AMAZING, and she gave us a few pics of that. So I'd be happy to do it again, but there's something exciting about the waiting and anticipation too. I just really would like to know before Christmas... I know my whole family will be asking, and so it will be fun if we have that news to share.

As for the accuracy, they don't guess. If they can't tell, they let you come back for free a little later. If they tell you one and it's wrong, they give you your money back... I think I'd be okay with that because I honestly don't care either way whether it's a boy or a girl. I just want to know! It's funny... I either want to be team green, or I want to know like NOW. No happy medium for me, haha.

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Weeeeee! So exciting!!!! I'm going to TRY to not find out this time...so as to have a different birth experience...more excitement! LOL. With DD we found out at 13 weeks when we got our CVS results...and part of me is tempted to do that again. It's SO easy and 100% accurate. LOL....but part of me wants the big reveal on the day of...so hard!

Make sure you let us know what you decide. Either way it's so fun to find out which team you'll be on!

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I know, it's such a hard choice. There is still a large part of me that has always wanted the "team green" experience... Who knows, hahaha...

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"marymoonu" wrote:

I know, it's such a hard choice. There is still a large part of me that has always wanted the "team green" experience... Who knows, hahaha...

That was my thing too. I always thought I'd be the type of team green person...but then with DD it was SO easy to find out and I caved. I was glad I did though because I always wanted a daughter and enjoyed planning her room and stuff.

This time it's different. I honestly don't care which sex we get...and there is no bedroom to plan...most of the stuff is bought. I thought I'd get a few newborn boy things just in case...and I'm set for girl stuff. Not much planning is required this time as we have most everything already!

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It's funny, I never thought in a million years I would not find out the gender.... and here I am baby #3 and I'm not finding out. I don't know why I'm not as anxious this time for some reason, and I can't imagine how amazing it will be to have DH announce what we had. That's what is keeping me team green.

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

I can't imagine how amazing it will be to have DH announce what we had. That's what is keeping me team green.

I'm thinking that too. Last time DD was born by c-section and she was over on the table where they were wiping her off and checking her hips (she was Frank Breech and they have hip problems sometimes) when I said "Is it still a girl?". Everyone is like "oh, ya!". Like DOH! Don't even tell me! DH was over there too! Anyways, total let-down. Blum 3

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I'm thinking that too. Last time DD was born by c-section and she was over on the table where they were wiping her off and checking her hips (she was Frank Breech and they have hip problems sometimes) when I said "Is it still a girl?". Everyone is like "oh, ya!". Like DOH! Don't even tell me! DH was over there too! Anyways, total let-down. Blum 3

ya, people don't realize how important it is to a woman. Maybe that's why I want to try something different because I felt kinda let down too!
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!

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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.

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"ILoveMyMiniMe" wrote:

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.

Ya, you just never know! Can't wait to see if you're right!

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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.

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"tori729" wrote:

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 noticed there arn't many around not finding out the gender. This is our first time too not finding out. I think it will be worth it in the end though.
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.

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"ILoveMyMiniMe" wrote:

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.

LOL, so funny. I thought DD was a boy too...but I think that's mainly because I wanted a girl and wanted to be wrong. LOL. I always wanted 1 daughter...so now that I have her, I'm happy with whatever comes next. I'm sure DH would love a boy as he has 2 biological daughters and a step daughter already!

"tori729" wrote:

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'm not finding out either Vicki! It's going to be funnnnnnn! DH already did it with DSD so it's not new to him...but I'm excited to find out the day of. As for finding out the gender early, we had the CVS with K and found out at 13.5 weeks...to 100% accuracy. I don't know how the machines work for that though.

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"tori729" wrote:

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 it's all in the machine. In my OB's office, they have two u/s machines... Same technology, but one is substantially newer and better. The images are much higher resolution.

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.

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Wow, what a difference. I know the one I had for my 7w u/s this time SUCKED...but my 20w one with DD was much clearer!

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Wow that is a big difference. I think I've just always had mine done with the junky ones lol.

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Mary...do it! I want to know what you're baking! Wink

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Wow, what a difference! My OB uses the older one too it seems lol