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.
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.
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.
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="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
I am glad I am going to wait now, what a wonderful sursprise!!
Take Care All,
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
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="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> 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="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
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!
Well at this point I can't make up my mind if I want to know or not. My dh is pretty neutral which doesn't really help. But the more I think about it I am leaning to the finding out again. Ultimately I think though I will leave it up to our little blessing to make up our minds and see if our baby reveals or not!
No matter what it is still pretty amazing when the child is born I am sure!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
Angel <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/angel.gif">
Me and my boyfriend both want a boy baby. But we both have to know ahead of time. I dont see how anyone could wait all 9 months and not find out the sex until it's born! that would be absolute torture!!
but last night I had a very vivid dream, and "they" (i don't know who exactly "they" were) knew what the sex of the baby was before i had an ultrasound. And it was a girl. Does your subconscious know the sex of the baby automatically? Because I really think i'm going to have a girl now. well whatever it is, it will be loved.
Hi Bruised, I realize that U/S is not for the purpose of finding out the sex. I'm not having one because they haven't been proven to make a difference in the outcome of a pregnancy. I'm getting great pre-natal care and I certainly don't disagree with the technology. I'm just choosing a very non-invasive approach. If for some reason I need to have one, then I will.
You cannot find out the sex of your baby in BC, and it's NOT because they just don't think you should know if it's healthy. You can go to private clinics in the interior and pay to find out, but no one will tell you on the coast because of some cultural/religious problems. Baby girls are aborted, and when the woman is too far along to abort, they see too many cases where the woman is beaten or "induced" to miscarriage. I didn't believe it myself at first, but the more doctors I have talked to, the more it has been made clear that what the BC med association says is the reason for not letting us know, and the REAL reason are two very different things. If you just ask your doctor why they won't tell you, and make it very clear that you want this baby no matter what, they will tell you the real reason why they can't tell you.
I think it's sick that there was enough of it going on that the government had to get involved.
EDD- March 13, 2003 (Hubby'sBirthday!)