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Knowing Gender before confirmation

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user1479669774 · 02/01/2017 21:24


I'm 12 weeks pregnant so won't find out the gender for a little while yet but will before they arrive. I am convinced I'm going to have a boy and haven't even considered it might be a girl. I have to actively remind myself that it could be either.

I'm not going to be upset if it is a girl as I'm happy either way, im just surprised how much I think it's a boy.

Did anyone else feel sure about the gender? Were you correct?

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Blueroses99 · 02/01/2017 21:28

I was convinced during my first pregnancy that I was carrying a boy - and I was! And even more convinced that I'm carrying a girl this time around. I'm 9wks and considering doing a Harmony test in the next couple of weeks, and if I do, I will definitely find out the sex.

Bigfam · 02/01/2017 21:31

Yes! I doubt anyone believes me but I knew 100% in all 5 of my pregnancies, we've got 4 girls and 1 boy, the boy is the second eldest and when I went for 20 week scans with babies 4 & 5 I told my Mil not to get upset because I knew we were having girls both times.

ChipIn · 02/01/2017 21:37

Yes. From around 15 weeks I was convinced it was a girl, and she is :)
If the technician had said boy I'd have told her she was wrong and asked her to look again.

badg3r · 02/01/2017 21:41

I was convinced DS was a boy. We didn't find out till he was born for definite but I was so sure I didn't even bother to check immediately when he was born! This time round I didn't have that definite feeling from the beginning but now at 12 weeks I feel more and more like it is a girl.

Soubriquet · 02/01/2017 21:41

I was wrong both times

Dh keeps smugly reminding me he was right

badg3r · 02/01/2017 21:42

I think it is also worth remembering that there's about 50% chance you'll be right anyway, obviously!! So the odds are pretty good Wink

LadyMonicaBaddingham · 02/01/2017 21:48

I absolutely knew I was having boys both times, but no scan to confirm that. I just couldn't countenance the concept of having a girl, iyswim

SpinALittleFaster · 02/01/2017 21:49

I was convinced both times that they were boys. I've got one DD and three scans so far say that no 2 is also a girl.

Notsure1234 · 02/01/2017 21:49

I was so so sure I was having a girl right from the beginning up until laying down on the bed for my 12wk scan. As soon as I saw the picture of my baby on the screen I had the most overwhemling feeling it was a boy. It was such a sudden and strong feeling. I told dh as soon as we left the room and he laughed but I was right.

LivinOnAChair · 02/01/2017 21:50

I was convinced I was having a boyfriend the minute I found out I was pregnant, didn't find out at scans and lo and behold we had a little boy! There's a lot to be said for gut instinct Smile

Beewhisperer · 02/01/2017 21:51

Everyone said I was carrying a boy. I was convinced. I bought neutral clothing etc but always with more consideration as to them being suitable for a boy. When I went two weeks over I was even more sure.
Failed forceps and c section later out popped my beautiful daughter.

So erm no. I was wrong.

cherrycrumblecustard · 02/01/2017 21:51

I was wrong lol. I was convinced DS was a girl to the point where I struggled a bit to bond as it felt like the wrong baby? Then with DD I was convinced she was another boy as it was an identical pregnancy.

amammabear · 02/01/2017 22:00

I knew 100% for my pregnancies, but beyond that, I always get the sex of other people's babies right, usually before they know, and always know when someone is pregnant long before they announce it. I've never been wrong yet.

I thought I had once and was telling someone that a few months before I'd thought she was pregnant, I knew her very well, and it turned out she'd had a miscarriage.

OvariesForgotHerPassword · 02/01/2017 22:03

I was convinced right up until the moment the midwives told me to push that I was having a boy.

As soon as DD popped out it was like "Of course, she's always been a girl, how could we ever have thought differently?". A really strange feeling, I can't explain it - it was like I couldn't believe I'd been so convinced she'd be a boy, because of course she was a girl. Very odd!

AverageJosephine · 02/01/2017 22:04

I was absolutely sure we were having a boy. So so sure. We had a girl and a year later I still feel weird that she's a girl. I wanted a girl so am more than happy but was just so sure. It really took away from the 'surprise' when she was born because we both felt shocked and had to majorly adjust how we had imagined our family was going to be. It's totally fine if course but I do regret not finding out.

ElspethFlashman · 02/01/2017 22:07

Knew from very early #1 was a boy. 100% certain. He was.

With #2 didn't get that feeling at all. So illogically assumed it must be a girl then.

It was! Grin

tissuesosoft · 02/01/2017 22:07

We were convinced DD was a boy then at the 20 week growth scan the sonographer said girl. DP asked her if she was sure and she replied 'well, nothing has grown down there so yes, it's a girl.' We weren't fussed if DD was a boy or girl but something had us thinking she was a boy!

ElspethFlashman · 02/01/2017 22:08

Btw with #1 I found out, cos I was worried if I was wrong it'd be too disorientating at the birth to adjust to it being a girl.

glitterandtinsel · 02/01/2017 22:11

I was sure ds2 was a girl as my pg was so different to ds1. Try the gold ring on string held over your bump. It was right for both ds.

snowone · 02/01/2017 22:13

If I could have chosen - I would've chosen a boy. And for that exact reason I knew I was having a girl Grin I also had 2 very vivid dreams prior to my 20wk scan. One painting a pink nursery and the other the sonographer telling me we were expecting a girl!!

preciouspig · 02/01/2017 22:17

I was convinced I was having a boy the whole time.

We never found out at the scan and still bought some boy clothes and referred to the bump as a boys name. I right and did have a boy.

I wouldnt of been upset if I had a girl but I feel as though it would of took some getting used to.

fallenempires · 02/01/2017 22:18

Didn't ask to find out the sex of my youngest,but knew that I was having a boy.I was purely going by my experience of both sex pregnancies and low and behold I was right!
Congratulations OP and enjoy your baby when he/she arrives.Smile

DeepFriedCamembert · 02/01/2017 22:20

I felt strongly both times and was correct for both (one boy, one girl). The old wives tales like worse morning sickness and sweet cravings for a girl held true for me.

HeCantBeSerious · 02/01/2017 22:22

Sex. Not gender, OP.

CormoranStrike · 02/01/2017 22:23

I just KNEW my first was a girl (called Rebecca). He wasn't Grin

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