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#26 pippipage

Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:40 PM

we found out with ds1, they said boy- and he was

This time round We have been told with both scans- at first dating scan then again at 23 weeks (had premature labour) that he was def a boy- there was no mistaking it..

If this baby comes out a girl, i have no idea what those bits were ohmy.gif

And I totally understand the freaking out if the sex is different to what you've prepared yourself for.. I had small hopes of having a girl, then resigned myself to having 2 boys, my ds having a little brother to play with, them doing cool activities and sports together when their older ets.. Having a girl now - geez, major head spin...

Would love love love a girl next though happy.gif

#27 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

My cousin had a surprise boy.

Their first baby had been born very prem. and she had had lots of monitoring all through her 'girl' pregnancy....

It was really funny after he was born - parents and big brother were all thrilled as they had secretly wished for a boy but had kept their disappointment to themselves!

His grandmother summed it up best though "I have no idea how they missed THAT! The bloody thing is huge!"


#28 nayjay

Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:50 PM

We were told that our #4 was a girl at the 18 wk scan.  I had another scan at 26 wks due to complications and found out that HE was a BOY.

#29 libbylu

Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:54 PM

Most people I know have found out the gender and not one has been wrong. I don't know anyone who has either got a surprise at the birth, or had the prediction switched halfway through.  Having said that though, most people I know just have the 12 week (still too early to tell) and 19 week scan, and by that stage they can be pretty sure most of the time.

#30 *~*ME*~*

Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

i have been told at 15+1, 16+6, 19, 31,32,33 and 34 weeks that my little miss is a girl. I am having weekly scans and every week i get a different sonogrpaher so i ask! The sonographer last week showed me which part was the labia, she was pretty sure its a girl.
with my other 3, i was told correct gender every time

#31 YummyMummyMel

Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

When I was pregnant with DD in 2000 i was told during 6 different u/s performed by 6 different people that she was a he - well it defintely wasn't! lol

The other two predictions have been correct.

#32 ~plg~

Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:37 PM

Just had our 3rd scan today (20w, 29w, 33w) and at each have been told a girl.  Hope they are right.  We already had most things from DD, but I've bought a few more things recently.  Hope it doesn't come out a boy!!

#33 BusyMum2014

Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

Everytime I have my doctors appointment now, he has a look on the scanner and says to me 'yep, still a girl. Dont worry' biggrin.gif  I have now had about 8 scans, including a 3D one and have been told girl EVERY time. I am confident that I am having a girl. The fact is that the majority of gender prediction scans are right, its just that people arent going to go out and talk about how they had a 'correct scan'. Instead it is the very few who got it wrong who discuss it. That's life...it happens. No more doubt here..........

#34 Chaton

Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

I guess my current signature says it all - we were told at 20 weeks we were having a girl.  The sonographer was certain, we asked "are you sure?".  As I am a public patient that was to be the final scan until I had some kidney troubles 6 weeks later and had another scan, and was told bub was a boy.

Lucky I hadn't spent a fortune on girls clothes, and had not yet given away all DS' clothes.  Much of his tiny clothes were unisex anyhow as we didn't find out with our first bub.

#35 TinyTeddys

Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Of all the people I know who found out, only one was told the wrong gender. She had a scan at 18 weeks and was told girl...at 33 weeks she had a growth scan and was told her girl was in fact a boy.

#36 Bluenomi

Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

A friend told everyone they were having a boy, a girl arrived!

Everyone else I know though has had it right.

We've been told the twins are defiantly a boy and probably a girl. I'm going to get them to check that at every scan and won't believe it for sure until they arrive.

#37 wally_23

Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Was told at 20wks and 24wk 3d ultrasound that #1 was a boy. Well out popped a girl...

#38 Ally'smum

Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

I can understand not being able to see boy bits and thinking it is a girl, but when you can see boy bits and it turns out to be a girl, what is going on there?

For DD we were told a girl from 12 weeks, for this baby we have been told a boy at 12 and 20, we have seen a penis (we think) so I would be very surprised if it isn't a boy.

#39 lovepink

Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

 B.M.C.M.I, on 05 September 2011 - 01:40 PM, said:

I found out with #1 & #2. Was told girl at every scan we had (and they were obviously right).

We have found out ... and I keep checking at every scan and being reassured so I hope they are right in my case too!

#40 wally_23

Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

 Ally, on 06 August 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

I can understand not being able to see boy bits and thinking it is a girl, but when you can see boy bits and it turns out to be a girl, what is going on there?

We were told its because the girl bits are quite swollen and look like testes in ultrasound ??

#41 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

Naw....no one seems to like the prospect of a baby boy :(



#42 Oriental lily

Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:14 PM

my first was supposed to be a boy.

She is very much a girl.

massive shock!

#43 3inJune

Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

My last was supposed to be a boy. Very weird to go home with a girl. A little TMI but she did have oddly shaped / swollen labia when she was born, so I guess that could have contributed to an incorrect prediction?




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