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Tell me I'm still having a yellow baby!

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MrsPCR Sat 21-Nov-15 11:45:37

This is probably the world's most stupid and needy pregnancy 'worry'. My husband and I really want a yellow baby and went for our 20 week scan two weeks ago. As soon as the sonographer put the thing on, and announced on that's the baby's bum was against screen.

Clearly you could see two butt cheeks and its two little thighs. It was very empty in the middle as its legs were open. I try to keep telling myself its penis could have been well tucked up, and the gap was just between the bum cheeks.

I know it makes no difference and we are having a healthy baby, but someone please tell me it could still be either? I just can't get that image out of my mind!

Youareyou Sat 21-Nov-15 11:50:24

I didn't want to know with one of mine but as she spent ages measuring the femur it was quite obvious. In the end I said ' it's a boy isn't it?' And she confirmed that yes it was.
All I can say is that there was no hiding it. But then sonographers get scans wrong so it must be possible.

MantaRayBay Sat 21-Nov-15 11:51:10

Still yellow. Don't worry. You will be surprised either way.

VocationalGoat Sat 21-Nov-15 11:52:19

Sorry...just get over it! Your baby is healthy!!!

Lweji Sat 21-Nov-15 11:55:26

You would have found out eventually. Does it really matter if it was now or later?

If you didn't want to know why we're you even looking at the screen?

TwigsWithStupidLittleLightsOn Sat 21-Nov-15 11:55:28

If that's the biggest worry you came away from your 20 week scan with, count yourself lucky. hmm

I didn't want to know the sex of our baby, but I think I caught a glimpse of a tiny penis at our 20 weeks scan. No big deal, and I still do not know for sure what we're going to end up with.

Lweji Sat 21-Nov-15 11:55:51

Were not we're.

scaevola Sat 21-Nov-15 11:58:54


The commonest cause of yellowness in a newborn is jaundice (and I don't see what that has to do with genitalia).

But it really isn't anything to worry about.yes, you might need to stay in hospital for longer than you hope, whilst your newborn is under the lamps. So being yellow and being healthy are not incompatible.

Of do you have a family history of other liver problems? In that case, was the sonographer briefed to examine it carefully?

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 21-Nov-15 12:08:23

That is the most beautifully passive aggressive post that I've seen in weeks.

Other than that, OP, if it's really important to you not to know, you need to ask them to turn the screen away during future scans/pregnancies. If you look, there's no telling what the baby will show you, as you've found out.

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 21-Nov-15 12:11:27

Why yellow? What's wrong with red or green? It's nearly Christmas after all.

AuntieStella Sat 21-Nov-15 12:18:16

Maybe shiny gold? (Frankincense and Myrrh to follow)

Is "yellow" some faddy new term for 'I don't know which sex'?

I get that it's shorter to type, but I can see why it's confusing. But at least not as utterly crass as "blue" (distressing to those who know those affected by blue baby syndrome)

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sat 21-Nov-15 12:18:58

grin scaevola

It's okay to feel a bit miffed. You don't have to filter your feelings through the feelings of everybody else. Wanting a surprise is not the same as saying you don't give a shit about the health.

You know yourself that it doesn't matter in the slightest. It's just a wee disappointment to feel like you've had that choice taken away potentially.

I didn't want to know what DC2 was but the enormous scrotum and penis were unmistakable. I didn't really mind finding out at 20 weeks and was rather amused to see him peeing in utero. The scan was so clear.

You don't know what you're having really. It's entirely possible that the angle and position mean you were seeing nothing definitive at all.

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sat 21-Nov-15 12:20:17

I think yellow is an oooollllddddd term actually.

My 96yo grandma and her mates say it. Babies are pink, blue or yellow. Back when I joined MN 11 years ago, it was still used too. I see it MUCH less now.

brookeberry Sat 21-Nov-15 12:24:58

Haha, love his post! grin We have our 20 week scan soon and don't want to know either (I like surprises) but I really don't mind if I see. Who could have the willpower not to look at the screen!

Whatsinaname2011 Sat 21-Nov-15 12:30:12

Well I have 3 boys. There's no way on earth you could have hidden those penis' on the scan... BAM there they were!

5madthings Sat 21-Nov-15 12:38:38

Oh yes boys can be good at keeping it hidden, I have friends where sonographer told parents it was a girl but it turned out to be a boy once born!

I can understand your disappointment I just had my twenty week scan and we made it clear to the sonographer that we didn't want to find out the Sex, she turned screen away to Start with and made sure we didn't see. We have to have extra scans at 28, 32 and 34 wks but sonographer said if we say before they start scanning thst we don't want to know they can make sure we don't see abd also in later scans it xan be harder to tell just due to size of baby and everything being so squashed up in there.

This is baby number six and we have done it both ways and prefer a suprise esp as it is our last baby.

And re team yellow etc, I hate the pink /blue shorthand re Sex of baby but you see it quite often esp on the ante natal threads around the twenty week stage. It was obvious what the op meant.

Aramynta Sat 21-Nov-15 12:41:26

I thought not knowing was referred to as "Team Green" now?

OP, ultrasounds may be much clearer than the used to be, but they are still rather grainy. They also only show 2D cross section of the image. What I mean is, the image you saw might have been too shallow a "depth" for you to see the sex which is why there was just a gap.

readyforno2 Sat 21-Nov-15 12:42:02

My friend was told they were having a girl. Went out and bought loads of pink clothes etc.
The baby was born last Sunday. HE is gorgeous

StrawberryTeaLeaf Sat 21-Nov-15 12:44:47

Yellow?? What?

Even if it means not knowing the sex (does it?), 'still having a yellow baby' makes no sense confused

lljkk Sat 21-Nov-15 12:45:16

At least you know it's a baby & not a bag of peanuts you'll be giving birth to stupidest thread I allowed myself to be drawn into in a long time

StrawberryTeaLeaf Sat 21-Nov-15 12:46:52

I was expecting a racist baby thread ljkk so ho-hum hmm

CheekyMaleekey Sat 21-Nov-15 12:48:20

Yellow? Idiotic.

YakTriangle Sat 21-Nov-15 12:49:56

If nothing has been confirmed to you by someone who knows what they're talking about, then you still don't know. Even if you now have a vague inkling you could be wrong. Don't be silly.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sat 21-Nov-15 12:50:41

Having a yellow baby

The fuck?

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sat 21-Nov-15 12:53:18

Team yellow means we don't know if it's a boy (blue) or girl (pink). It's a very old fashioned way of saying this. "Still having a yellow baby" clearly implies they think they might have seen that they're having a girl and want reassurance that what they saw isn't definitive.

The question, if you're confused, is "we saw x on the scan, does this definitely mean the baby is a girl as we don't want to know the sex?"

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