To get a balanced view, we put the dilemma to a group of Irish parents, keeping things anonymous to encourage honest answers. Let us know anonymously here! He is adamant for it to be a surprise as none of his siblings with children have ever found out their sex of their baby, and he wants to keep with tradition.
As the big day drew near for both of my sons' births, I was going nuts with anticipation and excitement. Excitement about adding to our family and becoming a dad, for sure, but also because I was finally going to get the answer to a very important question -- are we having a boy or a girl? Yup, that's right.
Sabrina Rogers-Anderson February 28, As soon as I discovered there was a little girl in my belly, I felt our bond begin to grow. First off, we wanted to have the time to wrap our brains around the little being and imagine all the wonderful things that come with being a girl or boy. I recommend that everyone find out and confirm it a second time because we were told our last child was a girl at first only to discover that it was, in fact, a boy.
This week's Steals and Deals features beautiful hostess gifts for the holidays! Forget about waiting 40 weeks to find out the sex of your baby. Practically since the beginning of time, moms-to-be and the people who love them have come up with ways to try to figure out if that bun in the oven is a girl or a boy.
Birth plans. Nursery furniture. I have it on good authority my own that pregnancy is not for the indecisive.
I will be a father in a few months, and I have started discussing this topic with my wife and friends who already have children. So my starting point is a study conducted in A team of doctors from Harvard Medical School in Boston issued 1, questionnaires to mothers-to-be and their male partners who were present.
Memories of my first labour — a hour marathon of pain, fear and Entonox-induced delirium — are somewhat hazy, but there is one moment that stands out with complete clarity: when the midwife held up my angry purple baby and said: "It's a girl. It was a moment of pure elation. Not because I had a preference for a girl — I didn't, and had been happily certain it would be a boy — but because it was the point at which this mysterious being that I had carried for nine months suddenly became a real person. For increasing numbers of parents, this moment comes at the week scan.
It's one of the most commonly-asked questions during pregnancy, along with "When is it due? Did you check the scan photo? Despite being an irritating question, though, it is one which divides parents across the world: should they find out whether they're having a boy or a girl?