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Do you feel like you know what you're having?!

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TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 22:40:08

I'm 19 weeks pregnant, with my first child, and have a DSD who's 5 (and very excited grin)

DH and I are in agreement that we don't care whether we have a boy or girl so have decided to not to find out and have a surprise at the birth... But I feel so certain I already know what sex the baby is!

Anyone else feel sure even if you haven't had it confirmed? Or did anyone feel like they knew and got it wrong?!

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Fri 01-Dec-17 22:44:48

I knew with DC one and I was also convinced he would come before his due date. He arrived at 38 plus 1.

DC2 I really wasn’t sure. She’s a proper tomboy 🙂

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 22:50:27

That's interesting Everyone! I know people who have said that sometimes you just know, but I couldn't imagine it until now smile

MrsL2016 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:50:41

Me and DH felt like we knew but then I doubted myself just before the 20wk scan. We were right.

DotCottonIsMyIdol Fri 01-Dec-17 22:57:51

I've been pregnant twice, first absolutely convinced with a girl, was very sick and full of aversions to smells/food/anything gross. Unfortunately I had a MMC and never found out for sure.

I'm currently 40+2 and I knew this little one was a boy from about 8 weeks. I just absolutely knew. I had a Harmony test at 10 weeks and told the doctor he was a boy before she read the results to me. Just need him to come out now so I can meet him!

Ummmmgogo Fri 01-Dec-17 23:06:35

first pregnancy I knew it was a girl. I was right. second pregnancy I knew it was another girl. I was wrong he was a boy lol.

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:08:10

Ah I like these responses grin thank you all for sharing.
I'm so convinced I know that I'd be genuinely shocked if I was wrong!

FourForYouGlenCoco Fri 01-Dec-17 23:08:48

With both my DC I was absolutely, 100% convinced I knew what they were. So, so sure, I knew it in my gut.
I was 100% wrong both times grin
I have heard lots of friends say they were sure they knew what they were having and were right, but probably just as many say they were sure they knew and baby turned out to be the opposite! Lots of confirmation bias going on round this topic, I think, plus you have a 50/50 chance of being right anyway.

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:09:22

Haha @Ummmmgogo you're the first exception with your DS there! Did you find out at the scan or the birth?

Ummmmgogo Fri 01-Dec-17 23:10:45

at the scan. I was so shocked I nearly fell of the table 😂.

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:11:31

Haha @FourForYouGlenCoco I really will have to bear in mind that I may not be getting a DS like I think I am grin I'm so convinced it's a boy that if I see a baby girl I have a 'oh I might actually get one of those' moments!

Macarena1990 Fri 01-Dec-17 23:11:43

I was wrong 3 times!

sausagerollsrock Fri 01-Dec-17 23:12:50

im 95% sure I'm having a girl. Nothing to back it up though, purely a feeling. Won't be finding out until birth though so a while to wait.

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:12:55

Yes that's how I'd feel if I had a girl! I'd be shocked. But if I get told 'it's a boy!' I think part of me will just think, well yes I know it is, been telling everyone this for months 😂

Jumblebee Fri 01-Dec-17 23:13:04

Yep, convinced second baby would be a boy. Two scans later confirm we have a little girl on the way, not a little willy in sight shock

Still can't quite shake the image of the little boy I had in my head mind, but getting used to the idea of a mini DD around which I'm sure won't be so terrible smile

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:13:30

@Macarena1990 well that doesn't bode well!

AccrualIntentions Fri 01-Dec-17 23:13:37

I was convinced I was having a boy.

Obviously I had a girl grin

TheNewMrs Fri 01-Dec-17 23:15:06

If anyone was wrong in their belief, and didn't find out until the birth, was it a nice surprise to be wrong? Or did it take some getting used to?

Sarahh2014 Fri 01-Dec-17 23:15:31

We had a strong feeling we were having a girl even thought our 12 week scan resembled a girl then at 20 weeks were told boy we were so shocked like Wed been lied to previously something.It was a gut feeling aswell but turned out to be wrong 50/50 chance and all that

Macarena1990 Fri 01-Dec-17 23:17:43

I think it didn’t help that my pregnancies were the same. I’ve got two girls and a boy.

And yes I think it made the big reveal all the more special. I love a surprise!

Macarena1990 Fri 01-Dec-17 23:18:40

Forgot to add - I never found out the sex before the birth.

BonnieF Fri 01-Dec-17 23:19:37

Well, it's a two horse race, so blind guesswork or a coin toss is going to give the correct answer 50% of the time....

mehhh Fri 01-Dec-17 23:28:52

I had my first 5 months ago, we were the same left it a surprise (I couldn't recommend it anymore it was the most magical feeling after labour and so exciting)... I was 99% sure it was a girl and it was, I think sometimes you just know... congratulations! I'm jealous I want to do it again 😂

Fakingit36 Fri 01-Dec-17 23:33:22

I assumed girl all through first pg and was wrong! This time I have no sense at all.

Lucked Fri 01-Dec-17 23:33:48

I have one of each and I was right both times. DS was pretty large and very physical, his movements were uncomfortable and painful (I think he was squished in there). I was neater with DD and had lovely 'normal' movements. Exactly the same morning sickness and everything else.

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