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Old 05-01-2013, 09:37 AM   #11
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We did! I am so glad we did. I took a pretty yellow note card and envelope for the tech to write it down. She actually wrote a sweet note inside. Then DH and I drove to a location that is special to us and opened the envelope. This is our final birth child so it was a special memory. Then we went to the party store and got gender appropriate balloons to do the balloon reveal with our older children. Fun and special for our family.

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Should we bring something for the tech to write on? Does that make it easier?
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We did a reveal party. the tech actually put crotch shots in an envelope for us which said on them the gender. I didn't know that there were U/S photos in the envelope but I was glad I told hubby to make sure he brought the envelope home after they looked in it. They were very clear shots. We're the first of our friends to do the gender reveal party. We kept it small, cake and snacks and a few friends and family.
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yep its the new norm everywhere

luckily we couldnt line up our weekends right with my sister who was going to plan ours (something I really didnt want)...bummer. so we found out at the u/s

a good friend had the tech write the gender down and then she shipped it off to me to make her a woolie outfit. She stayed team green until the birth.
That was me, I got a super cute outfit. Plus she was able to tell the gender for a few customs I had fine before the baby was born too.

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Should we bring something for the tech to write on? Does that make it easier?
I didn't take anything to write it on, probably could have to make it easier on the tech.
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Should we bring something for the tech to write on? Does that make it easier?
It would make a great addition to the baby book, if you're planning on keeping one.
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I did for a gender reveal party (didn't realize I was part of a despised trend! ) But it felt like a great way to celebrate baby 2 since I wouldn't have a baby shower. We did the cake thing too.
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Interesting. I hadn't planned on having a reveal party. I just wanted it to be a personal moment between my husband and I -- and not share it with the tech.

I was also thinking it might be nice to hear the tech talk about the baby without having my mind wander away with the news. Also, I didn't find out with my first... I was one of those people who said (for as long as I can remember) that it would never be something I would do. But now I think it would be easier for my 3 year old to know (he has asked) as well as know if we can reuse all the clothing we have or if I need to swap out some.. etc.... but I just rather it be on my own time when I have time to contemplate it.

Thanks for the info! I was a little concerned the tech might look at me cross eyed.
Every tech I've been to won't even check for gender until the VERY end, so that's a non issue for us


I don't plan to have a party, I don't think. DH and I want to know immediately and then we will do a gender reveal with the kids. Either balloons or something like that. Probably not a party though
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we did balloons with DS when I picked him up from school...and then we emailed the picture of the kids with the balloons to family
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Re: Asking U/S tech to write down sex instead of telling you?

It's so common here that when I went for the last ultrasound they automatically brought in an envelope and some paper for the tech to write it down on.
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Re: Asking U/S tech to write down sex instead of telling you?

I had major gender disappointment the first time, so I knew I wanted to have it written on an envelope and open it on my own in my own time. Unfortunately the envelope says one thing and the pictures included look the exact opposite. I posted them on a forum with u/s techs and got opposite guesses and no one could explain how the anatomy picture matched what was written.

So in hind sight it may have been better to ask and get an explanation in person and see it for myself. Now I'm left with all kinds of doubt.
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