I didn't want to find out the sex of the baby but when we came out of the room my husband kept saying he was sure it's a boy because he could see the swollocks (his words!) Is it possible for an untrained eye to see the testicles? I already have a DD and am really not bothered what I have next time but now my husband has put this in my head when all I really want is a surprise. I wish he'd have kept his thoughts to himself!!
I didn't think it was usually possible for an untrained eye to tell? We wanted to know with DD,and the sonographer showed us on screen, but we were not looking at the external bits, it was internal - i.e. the sonographer was pointing out DD's ovaries.
BOTH DH and I spotted VERY definite swollocks on 16 week scan as DS was showing them off for all the world to see. Very hard to miss even to our untrained eyes! We didn't say anything at the time to Sonographer as she was a trainee. Think she was lingering a bit longer over areas than normal and being very thorough, hence the chance to spot the boy bits. Different Sonographer confirmed boy when we asked at 20 week scan.
If you didn't spot anything then I'd definitely put it out your head.
I recognised our DS was a boy because I very very clearly saw a scrotum without having it pointed out, ds had his legs up like he was having a nappy changed and the scan came in at that angle. It wasnt two balls it was just an unmistakable scrotum. I couldn't see a penis even when the sonographer pointed to the screen. Two circles sounds like it could have been something else.
I think that yes, an untrained eye can see; well both DH and I saw instantly. At our 20 week scan, the sonographer was 'lingering' in that area. DH and I shot a look to one another as soon as we saw that area... when we asked the sonographer, he confirmed yes- was definitely a little boy in there! It was quite obvious even to us who had no idea what we were supposed to be looking for!