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Hopefully you will make a decision that is right for you and your husband..and nobody else...
We chose not to find out the sex of our child as we wanted that nice surprise and wanted something to look foward to at the end of the hard labor. I remember asking "what is it?" We were blessed with a gorgeous boy... Also I didn't want to be let down if the scan was wrong, so we played the guessing game for 9 months. Good luck.
renee edd 14.12.03
I am pregnant with my second child (due in 5 weeks). I have found out the sex with both of my pregnancies. There was a lot of pressure first time around not to, but I did what was right for me at the time. I am glad I did, as I feel it gave me more of a chance to prepare myself for having a baby around. Second time around, I have found out again. In my opinion, it is easier to prepare a 2 year old toddler to the idea of a baby coming if you can call the baby by their chosen name from as early as possible. So in my case, we talk to Sean about baby Jamie, and how he's going to have a little brother, and what a special big brother he will be etc etc.
Anyway best of luck with your decision
Mum 4 1/2 boy & baby girl 12 months (on Dec 21st)
I wanted to find out the sex for my first because I really wanted a boy (sorry if that sounds mean) I wouldn't have been dissapointed if it wasn't a boy but just had a feeling. Not to mention I didn't like any of the girls'names I had heard or read in a book.
Anyway I wanted to find out.. thing was my baby didn't want me to know.. he would be an a position where we couldn't see or he'd tumble around when we were trying to spy... so in the end I really loved the surprise I had when I asked what is it? in the birthing suite.
With my second I wanted to find out because I had to find names and, as I said before, there weren't any girls names that I really liked.I found out it was a girl (for sure) and so forced me to decide on a name. I knew I liked 'J' names for girls (don't ask me why). So in the end i decided on Jaymie. My son was named Zachary and to make it easier on us- Jaymie had my middle name and Zac was given his dads middle name.
Just remember to make this babies life (boy or girl) your and your husbands decision.. not the family.. they are meant to be there for support not to TELL you what you should do.. only if you ask for it.
Susan, QLD, mo2 = B3y4m & G18m
I am pregnant with my 5th baby and have been able to find out the sex with each one. I like to plan the cloths, room decore and especially the name - this is very important to me - I'm lucky to have the 100% support of my husband and family. At the end of the day it really doesn't matter if the baby is a boy or girl what matters is that they are healthy and happy. Way up the pros and cons to finding out with your husband and then make youe desion. In 20 weeks or so you'll find out anyway!! waiting wont kill you, might drive you nuts though!
Ruvay, Salisbury Brisbane, mother of 6
I have a 6 month old baby girl & we didn't find out her sex during pregnancy. We both wanted to be surprised & it was really special when she was born to be told we had a beautiful daughter. We bought mainly white clothes during the pregnancy & decorated the nursery in lemon with blue gingham. Whenever I dreamt about my baby in pregnancy, I dreamt about a girl & in my waking moments I felt I was having a boy. Maybe she will be a bit of a tomboy? We truly didn't have a preference. Just about everyone told me I was having a girl. In the past couple of days I've been thinking about the decision to find out the sex & I'm of two minds. On one hand it is the most precious surprise ever to not find out. I also thought that if God intended us to find out, we would have a window looking into our belly. You also don't have the stress of worrying about others finding out if you don't won't them to (I would have found this very stressful). On the other hand, how beautiful would it be to know that you were not only carrying a baby, but to know that you were carrying your first daughter or your first son. I think that it is absolutely a personal choice that only you & your partner can decide. Best wishes & please let us know what you decide!
I don't think it matters if you find out the sex or not, it's up to you. We wanted to find out because it would have been easy for us with buying clothes, choosing names etc...
Mummy to Talana Michelle Kimberley (13/12/2003)