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26/12/2013 at 09:07
We aren't going to find out the sex of our baby. H has two sisters who both found out the sex of their children (they have more than one each). They've said that they don't know how they are going to find the patience to not know with ours (jokingly). One of the sisters has asked to see our next scan (13 weeks) so she can try and work out what it is. I'm guessing she has read all about the NUB theory etc (I have absolutely no idea what this theory is or how valid it is, as I have absolutely no inkling to try and guess our babies sex).
I don't really know what to do, I can't really refuse to show the scan if they ask again, but at the same time I'm not comfortable with people using theories I've purposely avoided to try and guess our babies sex. With everyone else saying 'Its going to be a girl' or similar, you can brush it off because they don't know. However I think that is harder to do when someone has spent hours researching theories (and used them correctly in the past...) and is then doing it. I can of course say 'whatever you think don't tell me' but that won't stop them telling everyone else, and its going to be quite hard for them to not refer to it or guess if its a boy / girl for 6+ months...
Any advice (including telling me I'm worrying over nothing) more than welcome!
26/12/2013 at 09:18
Could you text/email the scan photo but only 3/4 of it so that the relevant 'parts' aren't there for them to guess at?!
26/12/2013 at 09:25
Send them the blurriest photo! I think even from the nub theory it's still guesswork really, so I'd take whatever they say with a pinch of salt (and try not to be too smug if they are wrong). I read the nub theory, tried to guess what mine were and still had no idea.
26/12/2013 at 09:29
Also if it was a precise science id have thought you'd be able to find out sex at 12 weeks rather than 20 weeks (even private gender scans don't scan you before 16 weeks)
Popcorn, I say let them have it. Even the gender scan itself by a professional isn't deemed to be 100% accurate and some parents get a surprise! I find it a bit weird that they can't just leave you be but let them have their fun, just tell then you aren't the least bit interested.
If you spend 10 mins on Google there's a stack of ways to 'work out' the gender, and I reckon it's all baloney. Don't worry too much about it :)
26/12/2013 at 09:58
So true regarding if they could actually tell at 12 weeks they would tell people - stupidly hadn't thought of it like that.
26/12/2013 at 11:38
Yeah I don't think it'll be accurate, well, they have a 50/50 chance don't they?! I'd let them guess, bet they come out with different sexes anyway.
26/12/2013 at 18:57
26/12/2013 at 20:11
I think mrs bass's idea is a good one. Star it out and then the buggers can't guess!
27/12/2013 at 09:21
Haha! Love the sticker idea! Very subtle ;)
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