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Old 02-16-2003, 12:19 AM   #1
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finding out the sex of your baby...


I was just wondering how many people are going to find out the sex of their baby vs. not. And if this is not your first baby, did you change what you did the first time around.

This is my second baby, we did not find out with Evan and won't with this one.


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Old 02-16-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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Re: finding out the sex of your baby...

Hi! We're going to find out the sex of our baby on the 27. This is our first child, and I'm really excited. I know some people love suprises, but for me it seems kind of nerve wracking not to know! I think it would be fun not to find out, but I think my curiosity would drive me crazy. Plus, I so badly want a little girl that I need to adjust to the idea of having a boy. If it is one.

Old 02-16-2003, 12:01 PM   #3
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this is my first child and I really do want to know if it's a boy or girl.
I'm just so excited that I can't wait to know what it is. I'm not particularly hoping for a boy or girl but my fiance, mother, sister and brother want a little girl. So I think I am gonna find out.

Old 02-16-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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It'll probably be another 9 weeks before we can find out the sex of the baby, but my husband and I both agree that we do want to know. It will make planning so much easier. My husband figures it will be just as good a surprise then as it would be when he/she is born.

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Old 02-16-2003, 02:02 PM   #5
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I don't want to know but can't find out anyway (it's the province i live in). Either way, the baby has a name and a lot of people waiting for him/her.

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Old 02-16-2003, 02:26 PM   #6
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Re: finding out the sex of your baby...

We both wanted to know the sex, but when our second ultrasound came and went and we still didn't know (the cord was in the way) I now have changed my mind.
I don't want to know but DH wants to know. So I told him to ask but not to tell me!
Our last ultrasound is in a week and a 1/2, so he will find out soon hopefully (for him).
As for me, I can wait.
We have the baby's room all done up in Teddy Bears and have bought clothes that boys and girls could wear, so we are all set.
I just can't wait to meet this little bundle of joy, we are both so excited.
DH has 2 boys from a previous relationship so he is hoping for a girl. This is my first baby so to me it doesn't really matter. Although the boys said they also want a baby sister <IMG SRC="">
I am glad I am going to wait now, what a wonderful sursprise!!

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Old 02-16-2003, 10:13 PM   #7
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With our first child we never found out the sex because here in Canada they have this rule thing that if the child is healthy there's no need to know.It's the doctors law.There is a name for it but I forget.It's always posted at the u/s clinics.With our d i wanted to know and we got to find out but had to drive an hr for the u/s.My bladder was so full!!!argg.

Old 02-17-2003, 04:54 PM   #8
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Frosty Kitten
I was wondering if in BC they were able to tell. I know a few years ago when I was at work experience at the hospital they were not allowed to tell because sometimes the genitals on the female baby swelled up due to sitting in the amniotic fluid for so long that it looked like testicles. Which makes sense. Well I guess I won't be finding out either then! I wanted to but a healthy baby is all I wanted!!

Old 02-18-2003, 11:21 AM   #9
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I don't know how you could go all the way to labor not knowing! You all are much stronger women than I am. I have to know. I am 18 weeks now and it is driving me crazy because I will not know until March 12!! I want to go shopping and start calling it by a name instead of it, or baby.

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:35 AM   #10
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I'm not planning to have any ultrasounds, so I guess I won't know unless I need to have one for whatever reason. But I absolutely have no aversion to knowing the sex. I would definitley want to know if the opportunity arose.

Old 02-18-2003, 11:42 AM   #11
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I HAVE to know!! I want a girl so badly!! (but I'll be happy with whatever I get)

Old 02-18-2003, 11:49 AM   #12
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BabyGrant & Bruised:

I did not know that about B.C. I am in Ottawa, (Ontario), and we can have as many ultra sounds as we want. We can find out if we like. Although, I do not want to know. It does make sense, since we don't have to pay for anything, I suppose. To keep costs down. My friends we going to find out, and couldn't see, but the baby was playing with it's butt, so they figured it was a girl, "because if it had a peepee, it would be playing with THAT"!. I guess I just like surprises too much. Most people I know do not want to find out.


Old 02-18-2003, 11:50 AM   #13
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Re: finding out the sex of your baby...

We're finding out, and it's our first!

We want to have everything ALL BOY or ALL GIRL....blues or pinks...not greens and yellows!

I admire all those who can wait to find out the sex, but there is no way that I would be able to! The anticipation must be amazing during labor when your waiting to find out what your having...but I think I will still have plenty of surprises once my baby enters the world.

Hair? Weight? What features the baby has of mine, and which he/she has of DH? etc... there will still be plenty of surprises for us! <IMG SRC="">

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Old 02-18-2003, 12:09 PM   #14
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I have had both experiences. We waited with our first son -- which was awesome! We found out with our second son -- which was also awesome! <IMG SRC=""> I loved it both ways. We are waiting this time however. I hope this doesn't sound terrible, but I think its another boy and Im just not ready to hear it yet <IMG SRC="">

Old 02-18-2003, 03:35 PM   #15
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kmc...An u/s isn't just to see what the sex is.It's to make sure that the baby is growing and growing properly.If there's any defects they can see them.I know that out here in B.c. that older women get more u/s then younger women because the chances are higher of birth defects.Also teens get more u/s as well because of birth defects.I personally wouldn't take any chances without prenatel health or an u/s.I cringe sometimes to think people don't see the docs when their pg.JMO.Also i only had 1 u/s with each child and it wasn't to find out the sex.I would say that an U/S in B.C. is a pregnant priority!

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