Question of the day

Would you/did you find out if you were having a boy or a girl? Why would you want to/not want to know?

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7 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Jenny says:

    Yes we found out right away! That way the shopping can begin, you can pick a theme for the baby’s room. Pick out cute pink or blue clothes.

  2. SKL says:

    I chose girls. So there wasn’t any suspense in that regard. (I did mostly unisex decor, though. Mainly because you can have too much pink/blue. Most of the girly stuff was way too much. In fact, most of my shower gifts were unisex as well.)

    I think it’s neat to wait and see what sex the baby is going to be. Let’s face it, some people have a preference, and if they find out early, they are going to be negative about it. If you find out at the birth, you are going to be too excited / overwhelmed by the birth to focus on the gender. At least, that’s how I’d be.

    But, I could understand why you’d want to know before anyone bought anything. Nowadays you can hardly find unisex infant clothes. I think that’s sad, though. Who wants to go months and months looking at all one color? When my girls were little, I used to go out of my way to choose any color but pink. And still, half of their wardrobe was pink. (Now it’s 50% purple, but that’s a different issue.)

    My sister did it the old fashioned way with both babies. They didn’t know until the babes were born. My sister thought each would be a boy. Thought her husband preferred a boy. Thought he’d be bummed if it wasn’t a boy, so rather than deal with that during pregnancy, decided to wait and see. Both were girls (hooray!).

    My eldest brother also found out at the birth. He actually thought he was getting a son (misread the ultrasound?) and was bummed that she was a daughter. (I think he got over that quickly though).

    Can’t remember about my other brother’s kid – whether they knew in advance or not.

  3. Sue says:

    Yes, we found out and that’s the way we wanted it! It was nice to have a lot of things ready before baby arrives.

  4. Nikki says:

    I couldn’t wait to find out! I am so incredibly curious it would have driven me nuts. I really thought I was having a girl, because I kept having dreams of baby girls. We were thrilled to find out we were having a boy and he was named right away. It was nice to have everything ready and daydream about what he’d look like.

  5. Laura says:

    I didn’t find out. Didn’t want to know. And if I did it again, I wouldn’t want to know.

    Somehow, I think I knew, though, that it was a boy. We settled on “Joshua” like the day after we knew we were pregnant. And even on the day of his birth, we still hadn’t decided on a name for a girl. We had both Melissa and Brianna, but neither of us were really sold on either name. Thank goodness he’s a boy!

    As for colors, that wasn’t hard. I didn’t want a pink or blue nursery, regardless. I have a thing for sunny yellow, so that’s what I went with for the nursery. I was due in September, so I asked for a lot of onesies, long sleeved onesies, and just general clothing. I got a lot of unisex stuff, which was really nice.

  6. Ellen says:

    I did not want to know it, but, as Laura said, I felt also it was a boy. The same with the second one. I think it is for the better. I am not really a good girly mom.

  7. mssc54 says:

    Our youngest (biological) daughter is nearly 22. I’m not even sure that technology was availavle two decades ago. Lol

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