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    Gender Reveal parties????

    Is nothing sacred anymore????

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    I actually love the idea! I wanted to do this at my daughters baby shower, but she couldnt wait to tell friends/family that its a girl! I have been to one of these showers and the hosts were so creative. Really a lot of fun! They revealed the babies gender by wrapping a giant box with a large ribbon that was filled with blue helium balloons. When the bow was untied, the balloons escaped into the air. They got great pictures. Of course, since no one knew if it was a boy or a girl, gifts were all neutral. I guess this can either be a pro (can be used for later babies without worrying about color) or a con (no cute clothes just for a boy/girl).

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    I prefer the wondering and waiting. We all had to wait until my children made their debut into the world to found out if they were a boy or girl.
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    boy, for a moment there I didn't know what you meant. I have news, even Doctors can be wrong. surprise!!!

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    Ha! I had to click on this to see what you meant by it too! Now-is that in lieu of the baby showe or in addition to it? Looks like maybe just an excuse to gift grab to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess View Post
    Ha! I had to click on this to see what you meant by it too! Now-is that in lieu of the baby showe or in addition to it? Looks like maybe just an excuse to gift grab to me.
    The next trend....it replaces the obnoxious "couples showers" for weddings! Just my 2 cents. We have to be entertained to attend showers.
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    I agree I entered this conversation wondering where it would go!!! So, in lieu of a regular baby shower, gender reveal party! That's cute. I still prefer not knowing what someone's going to have, rather than spoiling the surprise. I waited for 2 of the 3 newborns that I had.
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    Some people like a party and will use any excuse to have one even if gifts are not involved. I have an aunt that cooks like a fiend and invites all her friends to dinner parties for every "holiday". She will even do themes like National Ice Cream Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I prefer the wondering and waiting. We all had to wait until my children made their debut into the world to found out if they were a boy or girl.
    -Yeah' I just don't get it. Why ruin the the babies Grand Entrance.

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    Oh, it is a shower. I found out about this big reveal theme from a catering blog. The cupcake baker has been given the gender-color to use in the filling as a "tip" ....so an outsider knows the surprise reveal before the family and friends who attend the shower. I assume pink or blue filling but I could be wrong in assuming that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    boy, for a moment there I didn't know what you meant. I have news, even Doctors can be wrong. surprise!!!
    Yup, my niece got tons of cute little pink things at her shower for the little girl who turned out to be a rather big boy. She thought the doctor was kidding in the delivery room. That was a few years ago, maybe the ultrasounds are much better today.

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    My Mother could always tell the gender of the babies. My Doctors would never tell us, I was pregnant in the 70's.

    For some reason, she could tell by looking, how they were carrying the baby. She could tell any pregnant person what the sex of their babies were, she was never wrong.
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    I think they're a good idea. A friend of mine whose daughter and son-in-law is expecting in the fall had one. They only had (of course) their parents and those very close friends who were in their bridal party. I see nothing wrong with it. What could be more exciting than celebrating the birth of a loved one.

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    Wow - I hope I don't have to buy another card or gift. I have never heard of this - either the parents want to know or they don't - the rest of us just have to wait.

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    I loved not knowing it got me through the 9 months...but now a days they all want to know.

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    My kids had a party to reveal the gender of our first grandchild. There were no gifts involved, just food and fun. They cut into the frosted cake to reveal a pink cake under the frosting. It was a wonderful, happy time.

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    I agree, I see nothing wrong with them. Sonograms are not always for the tech to tell, but they are usually correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I think they're a good idea. A friend of mine whose daughter and son-in-law is expecting in the fall had one. They only had (of course) their parents and those very close friends who were in their bridal party. I see nothing wrong with it. What could be more exciting than celebrating the birth of a loved one.
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    I guess everyone has their own ideas - I prefer to find out when the baby is born - One of my friends had her husband, inlaws, and parents at the ultrasound to find out the sex - they wanted a boy so bad. They were disappointed to find out they were having a girl. When you wait to find out you are just happy they are finally here and healthy!

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    I too was thinking something different when I read the topic. I've been avoiding clicking on this all day and then decided what the heck.

    I have 4 boys and one daughter. My first 3 sons they didn't have ultrasounds, my 4th son I knew he would be another boy. I was glad because I had wanted a girl so badly that it gave me time to adjust and be grateful for the child I had no matter what it was. Now my daughter, I had several ultra sounds and none of them would show me the gender. Even the one they did hours before inducing labor so I was shocked when I had a girl. Very happy and shocked. The nurses had kept saying will the heart rate is fast like a boy but I told her I had 4 boys and they were all different from time of conception till their birth so I wasn't listening to any of them. My daughter had ultra sounds the new 4D and 3D and you could tell on her daughters ultrasound that she looked just like her mama. She's over two now and still looks and acts like her mom. I now have a few more grandkids on the way and will be looking forward to them no matter what they are but i like knowing because it allows me to plan for them.

    Whew! I'm glad this wasn't what I thought it was about in the beginning.
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    Well, as long as family and friends aren't asked to come to a "Moment of Conception Party", we'll be just fine!!! )

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    Sometimes there is a problem - my niece was sure she was having two boys when she was carrying twins 4 years ago, I told her sometimes the sonograms are wrong, but she told me the doctor was sure and so was she. Libby came out first.... with her brother following.
    My doctor told me with each pregnancy that I was carrying boys and I had two girls - so if I had a reveal party it would have been another surprise. Sometimes they are wrong and it is best to wait. (We were so thrilled the doctor was wrong - we could never agree to a boy's name.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I too was thinking something different when I read the topic. I've been avoiding clicking on this all day and then decided what the heck.

    I have 4 boys and one daughter. My first 3 sons they didn't have ultrasounds, my 4th son I knew he would be another boy. I was glad because I had wanted a girl so badly that it gave me time to adjust and be grateful for the child I had no matter what it was. Now my daughter, I had several ultra sounds and none of them would show me the gender. Even the one they did hours before inducing labor so I was shocked when I had a girl. Very happy and shocked. The nurses had kept saying will the heart rate is fast like a boy but I told her I had 4 boys and they were all different from time of conception till their birth so I wasn't listening to any of them. My daughter had ultra sounds the new 4D and 3D and you could tell on her daughters ultrasound that she looked just like her mama. She's over two now and still looks and acts like her mom. I now have a few more grandkids on the way and will be looking forward to them no matter what they are but i like knowing because it allows me to plan for them.

    Whew! I'm glad this wasn't what I thought it was about in the beginning.

    Aw, Judy, ya just couldn't stay away! LOL! A catchy topic title gets us all one time or another. Glad you chimed in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    Well, as long as family and friends aren't asked to come to a "Moment of Conception Party", we'll be just fine!!! )
    Oh, maybe we better not give them any ideas.
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    My DS and DIL had a reveal party when they were expecting. Only her mom and the dr. Knew. They had a few friends and family over for Chinese food. When it was time for the reveal, her mom brought out a huge fortune cookie. The fortune said-It's a boy! My son had set up Skype so that we could watch them and talk to them after. I think it is up to the parents and it can be a cute idea. There are a few expectant parents that don't want to know and that is fine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Aw, Judy, ya just couldn't stay away! LOL! A catchy topic title gets us all one time or another. Glad you chimed in!!

    Sandygirl
    I know, right. Resisting temptations just isn't a strong point of mine. Its a great topic though, I had not heard of this before and I have 5 kids, 11 grandkids with two more on the way later this yr and 2 great grandkids. I guess this trend hasn't hit my area yet.
    Judy

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