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#MummyMonday | Finding Out The Sex Of Your Unborn Child

I’m back again with another #MummyMonday. I still cannot believe I have joined in every week, clearly Monday is a good day for me. You can join in too by heading over to Mummy Bloggers.

Did you find out the sex of your unborn child?
There are a lot of mixed opinions on this. Nearly everyone I know has found out or plans to find out the sex of their unborn child. This then meant that everyone was already aware of the baby’s name so all that was left to find out was the date and time they were born!!
I was really on the fence about finding out and I kind of wanted to because I am so impatient. My partner however was adamant that he did not want to know. We came to a joint decision to have a surprise. 
I spent most of my pregnancy looking up theories, posting my scan pictures to Mum groups on facebook and trying to guess the sex of my child. I was so close to giving in towards the end because the suspense was killing me!
The beginning of my pregnancy I was sure we were going to have a boy, and so was my partner. Looking back now I think this was because we both wanted a little boy first (I always wanted an older brother to look after me!). But in the end I knew the baby inside my tummy was a little girl as we had all boys names sorted but could not agree on any girls names!
That moment they put my little girl in my arms was the most amazing moment of my whole entire life! 
I am so glad we chose to keep her sex a secret because the surprise after all the hard work (labour!) was just the best. Plus it meant we had so much more to announce! I didn’t want to just announce that our baby was born, I wanted to break the news that we had a little girl named Scarlett.

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Did you find out the sex of your child? Did you announce it or just keep it to yourself? Or like me did you not find out but you just knew?
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24 Comments

  • Alison

    July 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I didn't find out with either of my girls. I loved having a surprise although I dont think there's much choice in neutral baby clothes. I was sure Harriet was a boy tho! Haha! X

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  • Beth Twinderelmo

    July 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I found out with my first through sheer exhilaration! I was so excited about it all I couldn't not. Then with my 2nd pregnancy we were adamant we weren't – but at 12 week scan we found out it was twins so wanted to be as prepared as possible!! x #mummymonday

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  • Jenna Richards

    July 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I always thought I'd like a surprise…until I was pregnant. The not knowing drove me crazy so I ended up getting an early gender scan where we found out we were having a little girl (I was convinced it was a boy!). I don't regret it as I feel like it helped me to bond and I hate referring to my baby as 'it' all the time. Maybe for our next baby (if there is one) we'll hold out for a surprise! #mummymonday

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  • Amy Green

    July 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

    It drove me crazy too but it was such a lovely surprise. Yeah I did find myself sometimes saying 'it' but then my family nicknamed my bump baby poomp (long story haha!) xx

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  • newcastle familylife

    July 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    i didnt find out with my oldest and i loved having the suprise of finding out what she was when she was born although at times i was desperate to know what i was having. I have found out with my other pregnancys though as other half wanted to know but i sometimes wish i was having another suprise xx #mummymonday

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  • whereismy mindgone

    July 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    They couldn't tell on my first but we just knew it was a girl and we were right, found out on my second and told everyone and actually felt it took away from it a bit, if I go again I want a surprise 🙂

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  • Lulu Ewing

    July 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I found out with both of my girls, I wanted my second to be a surprise but suddenly became obsessed on finding out so obsessed I booked an early sexing scan! I'm set on keeping any future babies a surprise but my partner is set on finding out. He wants to know if he can go and buy his little man his first outfit if he was in fact on board where as I'd like it a surprise so if we have another girl he'll still be over whelmed with joy when shes born rather than spending my pregnancy freaking out at the thought of another set of female hormones entering the household lol x

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  • Amy Green

    July 28, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    My friends mum found out her first two (both boys) and she chose not to find out with third as she was scared she wouldn't love the baby as much if it was another boy.!but once her third son was handed to her she loved him all the same 🙂 xx

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  • Mummy's Blog

    July 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    We found out because I'm too impatient! Even though they told us it was a girl, part of me thought they might be wrong, because my mum's neighbour and my colleague's daughter were both told they were having girls then had boys! It was only because I had to have extra scans late pregnancy, I asked them to check again and the sonographer showed me in great detail she was a girl (lol) that I truly believed it!
    We didn't tell anyone the name until after she was born though, as I didn't want anyone's negative opinion on the name we chose. I thought if we announced it once she was here, no-one could criticise it. #mummymonday

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  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    July 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    We found out, I am far too impatient not too, and I also like knowing it's a him/her as for me it makes it more real. I hate calling the baby 'it' too so he or she feels like they are actually a person rather than a thing. Although it's funny as this time we have found we are having a girl but I don't quite believe it and actually almost don't dare to refer to her as 'her'! I can understand why people like the surprise though and definitely think its an 'each to their own' moment! xx #mummymonday

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  • Amy Green

    July 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Yeah I can imagine it is a lot more personal! You hear all these stories though about people resenting their children because they were told girl and had a boy. I didn't mind as long as baby was healthy 🙂 xx

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  • babyholiday

    July 28, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I didn't find out and I'm so glad we kept it as a surprise … Although I became pretty obsessed with old wives' tales! We were both sure we were having a boy – and we were right – but the excitement kept me going through labour.
    Neutral clothes shopping was a problem though… xx

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  • Shes Prego

    July 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I definitely want to know the sex. I have zero patience. Lol. However, people always say that you save more by not knowing the sex (you're forced to gender neutral everything), so I'm still considering. Great post 🙂

    XoXo Shea L. ——-> shesprego.blogspot.com

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  • Amy Green

    July 29, 2014 at 6:21 am

    If you buy neutral you have everything for every other pregnancy too 🙂 but it's completely your choice! You have something to look forward to through the long hard slug of labour xx

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  • Shay Noble

    July 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Aw, it must have been wonderful when they passed her to you and you found out you had a little girl! We found out with both of our two, both my Husband and I really wanted to know…I still bought neutral baby clothes & bedding though, just in case they'd got it wrong! x

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  • Amy Green

    July 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    That's a good idea! Could you imagine if you'd brought everything in the wrong colour (not that I mind my daughter having blue or boys in pink!).
    It was so amazing but I'm sure you feel the exact same even if you know the sex xx

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  • Stephanie Myers

    July 31, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I have to admit, your really brave! I couldn't wait until I was far enough along to find out the sex of Baby E. It's made buying everything so easy! There isn't a great variety of neutral clothes I found, so i'm glad that I know. Plus my partner could not wait either! guess we are both inpatient! 🙂 Although I can see the benefits of not finding out! xx

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