Did you find out which flavour baby you were having?

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Boy or Girl?

These day’s I think it’s fair to say that it’s about 50/50, those you choose to find out the sex of their baby and those who wait for the surprise. Having said that I’m really only going off people that I know, so don’t quote me on national statistics or anything!

And so, here we are preggers with our first bub, and part of me wants to know and the other part wants to have a surprise after that all that hard work, otherwise known as giving birth.

So, some friends found out because they wanted to get organised and decorate the nursery. Practical, yes. And something that I have thought of. Yes we could do a ‘generic’ nursery, but that wouldn’t be fun now would it! Not that I’m a stereotypical mother-to-be, you know pink and pretty for girls and blue and sail boats for boys. No I’m not stereotyping my future child at all!

And so a couple of weeks ago at our 12 weeks ultrasound, we ticked the box ‘No’ we don’t want to know what we’re having at the 20 weeks ultrasound. Hubby was adamant, and I was a little hesitant. You see I’ve never been good at waiting. Patience is definitely not one of my strong points. When we got engaged in January last year, I wanted to get married in March. The same year.

I’ll eat toast that is nearly done just so I don’t have to wait. I’ll beg Hubby to tell me what he bought me for Christmas, always with no luck. And so now I have to wait 6 months, yep 6 months to find out if Tic-tac is a boy or girl.

Having said all that, though, if Hubby turned around and said, Ok, let’s find out, I’d probably be hesitant!

So. Did you find out which flavour baby you were having?

  • Belinda
    April 19, 2010

    Hi Ami – love these pregga posts! Makes me clucky hehe. I haven’t had children yet, but I think I’d definitely want to find out…I am way too impatient, and would love to have the name picked out and ready to go :)

  • Jane
    April 19, 2010

    I’m the same as Belinda- I would NOT have the patience to wait it out! But in saying that, I would definitely keep it to myself (and my partner), so at least it would be a surprise for everyone else! x

  • Megan @ Writing Out Loud
    April 19, 2010

    I always thought I’d find out because I’m really impatient too, but when I was pregnant I actually didn’t want to. It really surprised me. I think I wanted that whole ‘it’s a girl / boy’ at the end of the labour.

  • Bern
    April 19, 2010

    Oooh, I did both. First two I didn’t, but last one, Jack, I did. Wish I didn’t though. Once you know, you know and whilst it made things easier buying clothes, really, at the end, I would have to say, resist if you can, you’ll love that you did :)

  • Ally
    April 19, 2010

    Well they say you can never be sure anyway. Some people have got the scan only to be disappointed when it was wrong. I found out at the 12 week scan, and it didn’t spoil or change anything. I never took it as gospel. During the 24 or so hours I was doped to the eyeballs in labor, I wasn’t thinking ‘here comes the little princess’ When they put my daughter in my arms it was just still a wonderful surprise. Ill probably find out next time around as well.

  • Jodie at Mummy Mayhem
    April 20, 2010

    I chose not to find out with all three. I loved the surprise at the end! I thought it something to really look forward to. Each to their own though. Whatever works for you and Hubby!

  • Thea
    April 20, 2010

    We didn’t know both times. It is really hard being that patient, especially when I had a friend who kept telling me I should find out (she was pregnant at the same time & she knew what she was having).
    But it was worth the wait in the end.

  • nomie
    April 20, 2010

    Both times I knew, even before the ultra sounds. I just had a feeling… We also asked when we had the scans. It had been a long hard road to get pregnant, and Hubby in particular felt that knowing the gender would mean we could pick names, and start calling the baby by their name before they were born, to start getting to know them.
    It made it no less wonderful when they did arrive * if I was having more – which I’m not- I’d do the same again!

  • Emily
    April 20, 2010

    its so worth the wait. It makes that so much more exciting. Then you can go out and have a big shop when the little miracle arrives!!!

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