Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by PerilousPoozer, Jan 15, 2015.
K, then I think it’s kind of weird as a common practice
I feel like they all do that. Mine definitely did.
I announced baby, sex, and name all in one post. Our remaining embryos are tested and we know the sexes, so I see myself doing the same thing next time around.
I wonder where in tech school they teach you optimal crotch angle vs. text.
@fantasynerd I think it’s mostly a confirmation. I would question the hell out of a sex determination unless I saw it myself. Plus, I don’t really care because it’s not being shared around.
I never announced my pregnancy and many people, including family, don’t know about it. I guess we’ll do a surprise announcement when she’s here.
I think it’s really fun to find out that people I never see in person are/were pregnant just because it’s like “baby shower!” or “here’s our baby!”
I assume the crotch shot is just another part of the anatomy scan, so I'm fine they took that picture, I guess I just didn't need a printout of it lol
I didn't announce on social media either. We emailed our extended families and told our friends/work, but as far as Facebook friends went they only knew if they heard through the grapevine. We aren't big social media people though.
Our social media announcement was awkward AF. And while I knew via blood test very early, G’s official “gender reveal” was days before going into labor, when I had a sweep. The nurse was like “WELL SHE... WHOOPS, OR HE.” Yes, I’m still bitter.
We didn’t announce on social media or do a gender reveal. We told my parents when we had dinner one night and D’s family at another dinner. I found out when the nurse called while I was driving to work with my NIPT results. I think people must have heard that E is a boy through the grapevine, but I never really thought too hard about it.
We also have a crotch shot in our row of ultrasound photos that are still on our fridge with a magnet. The tech was very excited to give us the printout with “it’s a boy” written on it. We felt no need to share it with people.
Someone I went to HS with had the NIPT test done and announced her pregnancy and baby name and all that in one. Then like the day before her baby shower, she made a new post along the lines of "so um, my US didn't show a boy. If you bought any boy specific items, please make sure to include a receipt. We don't know what is going on right now." Then a week later they found out Benjamin was indeed a she
I guess they just don't appeal to me because either way I generally dont care. Like, I'm eager to know for curiosity sake, but I'm happy either way. The only time it is more fun is if it's a family of like 3+ kids all of the same sex and then it's just more fun to see if the streak continues or not.
Eta: I also think the crotch shots are weird. Generally I cant tell what I'm even looking at, and a picture of genitals is not something I'm interested in.
I ask my ultrasound tech every time to check for a penis. You never know!!!
My HS BFF has the US show a girl
So she got like, pink monogrammed shit and used it anyway when Alison Aria turned out to be a Kai Soren.
I got no crotch shot. I feel left out. But it was funny when the tech asked if we wanted to know the sex and we said ‘we know, but how about you tell us if it matches’ and less than a second after starting she goes ‘boy, boy, definitely boy.’ Apparently he was positioned for a perfect crotch shot.
I had my husband close his eyes when the ultrasound techs wrote out for me to double check, and it just said G.
Which lead to one of my favorite quotes from my sister, well before our relationship hit a rough patch. “What if the G stood for gentleman!”
This could be a good career path for some of the girls I went to high school with
New side business. No one steal this idea.
My US tech couldn't get a good crotch shot bc C wouldn't let him. In the back of my head I was like "Good boy C."
Whereas my C was showing EVERYTHING at every single appointment. I had more than one tech comment that he certainly wasn't shy.
Tbf the womb should be a safe space.
Waiting for my growth scan now
My friend invited me to join this group for the “Babydust Method”. I had no idea what it was, but holy shit these bitches are crazy. The idea is to track your cycle and then time conception to optimize chances of a certain gender. Unless you’re one of Henry VIII’s wives, this seems just so gross unnecessary. So much gender obsession.
Gross. When I TTC I want to conceive... a human baby.
And do they also offer tips on which position will result in wavy hair and a chiseled jawline?
I'd sign up for chiseled jaw line tho. My genetics leaving my kids with no jawline. Sorry S, you still beautiful.
Okay so the doctor is still happy with her growth. She’s under the 50th %ile but they think she’s doing well. Plus we got a shot of her chunky chunky cheeks.