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Knowing baby's Gender

#1
One for the boys this and whilst I know we all like a bit of fun if you could also try and give me a serious answer, I would much appreciate it.

I'm due to have my scan in 3 weeks time for anomalies. Its an opportunity for us to also discover their gender. I'm not quite sure if I want to wait and find out. My question is if you were the father and could possibly deploy before they are born, would you want to know the gender?
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#5
CJ

As a father of 5, the only one we wanted to find out about was the youngest, this was to allow us to plan ahead with colours, clothes etc.

It also depends where it was conceived! If it's like some of the parties I have heard about if it comes out not barking then it's a bonus.
 
#7
One for the boys this and whilst I know we all like a bit of fun if you could also try and give me a serious answer, I would much appreciate it.

I'm due to have my scan in 3 weeks time for anomalies. Its an opportunity for us to also discover their gender. I'm not quite sure if I want to wait and find out. My question is if you were the father and could possibly deploy before they are born, would you want to know the gender?
Each to their own really, I'd want to know. My son sat there with his hands behind his head giving it a wiggle so we had no choice. My daughter was a different matter so we chose not to know and have a surprise. Mrs Seagull 1.0 says she knew all along but as she's got more shit than a pig farmer I take that with a pinch of salt.

What does Mr J think?
 
#9
I'm in the no camp. That having been said when my two were born the only method of telling the gender was the old wives way! Perhaps if I could have known early I would have wanted to know but I didn't. The paramount thoughts in my mind were always that mother and child would be well and that both would survive childbirth.
If you want some fun go on t'internet and purchase a nurse's stethoscope so you can listen to the babies heartbeats, hours of endless fun. If your husband is deploying then bear in mind that first born children are often up to 14 days late! Makes it more difficult for R&R although if you're ready they may induce you a bit earlier.
 
#10
Each to their own really, I'd want to know. My son sat there with his hands behind his head giving it a wiggle so we had no choice. My daughter was a different matter so we chose not to know and have a surprise. Mrs Seagull 1.0 says she knew all along but as she's got more shit than a pig farmer I take that with a pinch of salt.

What does Mr J think?
He is leaving it to for me to decide.
 
#17
You're having twins, which means you'll have far more scans than a single pregnancy.
So you'll end up knowing sooner anyway eventually prior to birth.

Get it out of the way, and find out when you can.
That way you can start buying appropriate stuff & decorating according to the gender.

We did, and it's also easier for deciding on names.
We had two boys, and prior to knowing we were struggling for girl names. Once we knew it was boys, problem solved. Gertrude & Hyacynth are doing lovelly now.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
#19
We had the choice of knowing or not, the wife decided to keep it a surprise, girl first then a boy 3 years later, so sorted. I was over the moon with the first one though ^^ Was there for both births too.
 
#20
I'm in the no camp. That having been said when my two were born the only method of telling the gender was the old wives way! Perhaps if I could have known early I would have wanted to know but I didn't. The paramount thoughts in my mind were always that mother and child would be well and that both would survive childbirth.
If you want some fun go on t'internet and purchase a nurse's stethoscope so you can listen to the babies heartbeats, hours of endless fun. If your husband is deploying then bear in mind that first born children are often up to 14 days late! Makes it more difficult for R&R although if you're ready they may induce you a bit earlier.



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