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A Tale From A Year Ago Today: We Found Out ~ It’s A Girl!

A year ago today I had an ultrasound that told us we were having a little girl. It’s incredible how much our lives have changed since that discovery.

Do I regret finding out ahead of time?

Heck no.

I liked knowing, though I was somewhat paranoid that they were wrong. One benefit of having lots of ultrasounds due to gestational diabetes is that we were able to look at her frequently.

And be reassured that I didn’t need to return the pink dresses.

Go ahead and read about the day Rissa’s biological sex was revealed to us: Baby Forecast: Mostly Pink! I actually wrote it that very day!

I know some people feel baby’s sex should be a surprise on delivery day. My sister-in-law is having her third baby… all were surprises the day of!

With all the ultrasounds I needed to have, I think it would have been tough to keep it a secret until the end. Personally, I liked knowing. I felt more connected. I’m not saying mamas can’t bond without knowing, but it made it stronger for me once I stopped calling her “it!”

What are your thoughts? Did you find out before delivery?


Image courtesy of AJC1 @ Flickr

chelesa sims

Thursday 9th of February 2012

i had the test done too with my daughter . however they did a amniocentesis with my son .that was slightly uncomfortable but all went well and i knew gender ,birth defects status in about 2 weeks


Monday 27th of June 2011

When I have kids I want to find out what I'm having before delivery day. I don't like surprises when I know they are coming. I know I would just hate not knowing what I was having!!


Monday 27th of June 2011

I couldn't wait to find out! I thought I was having a boy for quite awhile in the beginning.

April G

Saturday 25th of June 2011

Our first was a surprise but only because my dr didn't believe in finding out before! Crazy, huh? LOL With LA we found out. He wouldn't open his legs at the u/s with the dr office so we went and had a private u/s because I couldn't not know! It was killing me! LOL


Monday 27th of June 2011

I thought about doing one of those 3d/4d u/s things because Rissa wouldn't show her face!


Friday 24th of June 2011

i found out as soon as i could :)


Friday 24th of June 2011

I so had to know with both kids! I hate those kind of surprises - I need to prepare :D


Saturday 25th of June 2011

That's how I was!