Am I just naive?

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Am I just naive?
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Mon, 06-07-2010 - 5:03pm

I keep getting stunned responses from people when I say I'm not finding out the gender.

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Registered: 06-25-2006
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 12:04pm
There is no medical reason that you would need to know the sex. Yes there are some medical problems that are linked to the sex, such as hemophilia for boys or turner's syndrome for girls, but not knowing the sex during pregnancy would not effect the pregnancy.
I found out with both pregnancies because I'm a planner, but all of our major baby items are gender neutral because we knew we'd have other children. Knowing now that I had 2 boys that wouldn't have mattered, I still wouldn't have go back and bought all "boy" stuff. The only thing we have the is really gender specific are clothes and shoes. The toys we have we would use for a boy or girl. Sure we have trucks and cars, but we have a play kitchen and dolls too. He plays with all of them. The thing that actually bothers me with gender specific stuff is that the companies think that only girls should be playing with kitchens and houses and make them pink. I don't like pink, yuck;) G doesn't care. Last night he was walking around with a pink barbie bracelet and barbie purse and then ran off later to sword fight.
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Registered: 05-11-2010
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 1:14pm
LOL! I love the vision of Gideon sword fighting with his pink barbie bracelet on. I bet he won. Hehehe
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Registered: 01-08-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 12:00pm
I also call you strong rather than brave. If I could have found out the gender the day I took that pregnancy test, I would have. I am glad I didn't live in the day before we could find out the gender. I also plan on finding out the gender for my next one. My husband really wanted to know as if we didn't have a boy his namesake wouldn't live on. Now it will. So I think that was a good part of it there. I do agree if we have a girl next time we'll have to get girl clothes and have to change the bedroom color (as my son will probably move into our guest bedroom).
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Registered: 04-07-2003
Tue, 06-15-2010 - 1:45pm
I'm getting in on this a little late, but I think a lot of it tends to be a generational thing. We live in an age where technology can do so much for us, a lot of the younger folk think it's silly not to take advantage of it. My DH is 12 years older than me, and most of his friends were very surprised that we were going to find out the sex. We got a lot of "Really??? You can't do that, you'll ruin the surprise!" But these people had their kids 10-15 years ago when finding out the sex was possible but still not something most people did. My friends, however, all couldn't wait to find out. LOL.
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