Gender reveal?

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Registered: 02-18-2011
Gender reveal?
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 5:28pm

I'm curious how many of you are going to or have had the gender of your twins revealed before the birth? We decided to wait and find out with our daughter but DH really really wants to find out before this time. I've never really been a fan of knowing the gender or in this case genders before hand, but perhaps it would be a good thing this time around. (?)

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Registered: 12-22-2009
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 5:34pm

We found out with ours. I used the reasoning that it would make shopping easier lol. Both of mine are boys and trust me-every u/s that I've had-they are not ashamed to let it be known :-)

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 6:55pm
We found out. At 12 weeks we were told two boys, at 14 weeks we were told 2 boys, but in my heart I just felt one was a girl, even though I was expecting to be told 2 boys at our 17 week ultrasound. Sure enough, one ended up being a girl! So now we know we have fraternal twins, and are expecting a second son and our first daughter! It made my mom happy because she is having a hard time with this pregnancy (she does not think people should be having kids because she hated being a mom and only sees it as a negative) but once she heard our little girl was going to be sharing her name she got excited. My son is named for my dad (my parents are divorced) and our son currently in the womb is named for my husband. :)

I also have a hard time feeling connected to the babies while pregnant, so having a name and gender helps me to imagine who they will be and bond with them.

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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 7:28pm
I found out for several reasons. My biggest was impatience. ;-) Seriously though, like a PP it really helped me bond and I had been having a problem with that before hand. I was just coming to grips with getting pregnant so quickly when I found out it was twins. I wasn't happy about it at all, and having genders therefore names to call them really, really helped. It also made it a more exciting pregnancy, knowing I was finally getting my little boy. :-)

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Registered: 03-01-2009
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 8:25pm
I wanted to do something a cake with pink or blue in the middle for us to cut into. But when we found out there were 3 of them, my impatience got the best of me and I couldn't wait to do all that. We were also in the process of moving the week after we had all 3 sexes confirmed so any fun ideas I had were pushed aside. We had our boy confirmed at 15w and the girls at 17w. DH was extremely anxious to know as soon as it was possible...I was too, but could have waited it out. If we were having "only" one then I may have wanted to wait, but planning for 3 made me just have to know. Plus, I was able to secure their names and make sure nobody else in my family took them. lol
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:03pm
We started asking what the genders were from the very first u/s. Like I told the doctor, I can barely wait a month to find out what I'm getting for Christmas, there's NO WAY I can wait 9 months to find out what's growing inside of me. I don't regret it for a minute.
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