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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 09:46 AM   1
HappyWife90
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Are you sharing gender with family and friends?


We finally had our gender scan today and it's a BOY! We would have been happy either way, but I am really excited for a boy. I'm so excited that I want to call my family.. like right now. However, my husband and I had planned on doing a big gender reveal at the baby shower. He's leaning towards sticking to the original plan, but that's 4 months away and I don't know if I will make it! One reason we wanted to wait is because we're not crazy about having a bunch of gender-specific stuff. Did you all share gender when you knew? Or do a big reveal? In other words, is a phone call or picture message enough? Thanks ladies!!



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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 10:26 AM   2
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With my first three we announced the day we found out which was nice. This time we are doing a specific gender reveal party (months before the shower) to tell all friends and family together. We've known for about a month and I've been going crazy not telling people but I'm excited to see everyone's faces when we surprise them.

I think either way is perfectly fine it has to come down to what your happiest to do.



 
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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 11:57 AM   3
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We found out yesterday and we are keeping it to ourselves. I like that just me and hubby know and we can buy in secret 😊😊😊



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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 13:55 PM   4
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I've always told everyone right away, but gender reveal parties and baby showers are not something we do around here. Would feel totally awkward. My mum came with me to my anatomy scan this time so she found out then.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 03:05 AM   5
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I'm struggling with this too. We know and so far have only told parents. We won't have a shower or party but I'm wondering wether to tell others.

We have loads of neutral stuff as we didn't know with my dd and so I don't want more cream/yellow I would love boy specific stuff and colours! But I always feel the birth announcement is less exciting when you know the gender. I'm really torn!!



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 06:51 AM   6
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This is our second baby. We shared the gender immediately with both, but kept/are keeping the name a surprise. I figure people are excited, and want to share in it with you. We don't share names because, I guess I think it's nice to have one thing be a surprise and also, I don't want to hear anyone's opinion on the name. We like the name, I don't want anyone to say something to "ruin" it. Once the baby is here and has been officially named, I highly doubt anyone is going to say anything against it.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 07:43 AM   7
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i share the news right away. I would have such a hard time keeping it to myself. I haven't announced on fb or anything like that, but have told family and close friends.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 09:20 AM   8
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I really want to do a big gender reveal this time as it will probably be my last baby. My mam will be finding out when we do as she is coming to the scan with us, but I really want to keep it a secret from everyone else



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 10:03 AM   9
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We're finding out in a week and a half, and we've been telling everyone that we're keeping it a surprise. We're pretty excited about having this little secret between just the two of us

That said, I think it's exciting news either way, so go with what works for you and the DH. It's really nice to have gender neutral stuff when you're planning on having more kids, but that said, putting your daughter in a blue swing, or a pair of khakis isn't that big of deal.

And I'm sure your husband is used to you changing your mind lol. That said, gender reveal parties are a lot of fun, so it might be fun to hold off on telling.



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 10:23 AM   10
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We shared with families right away and a handful of close friends. I'm more private with things like that but I figure family needs to know cause I want to share that exciting time with everyone. I love the happiness and support we get. We reveal the name in the very end cause I don't want anyone's opinion about it.

Also I want gifts



 
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