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Ultrasound says a Boy!

Dec 05, 2010 - 21 comments

Had my 12 week ultrasound today and the Obs and Gynae told us he is 80% sure it is a boy!
My hubby and I have no children and have been on IVF for two years. we are over the moon everything is healthy and on track , but surprisingly both felt a little disappointed. We had been picking out names for little girls and were both convinced it was going to be a girl. We are definately not taking this for granted as have been trying for so long but will take us a while to get used to the idea, we are having a boy.
I know we will love the little guy no matter what and it will not make any difference to us in the long run.

I'm a bit nervous now as did not imagine myself bringing up a son. Do any of you have boys? Tell me the Pro's and the Con's. Anxious to find out more about raising a boy and what its like.

Any ideas for boy names?

Thanks everyone!

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by klr2650, Dec 05, 2010
Wow! A little boy! I too cannot imagine myself bringing up a lttle boy, but i will be blessed no matter what sex i (hopefully) end up with...
Names i like include: Matthew, Charlie, Hayden, Logan
See if any of these go with your surname and if you like them!

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by tones99, Dec 05, 2010
Hi .. my best friend has 2 boys and a girl and they are all wonderful children .. the boys are really very sweet and caring .. not rough and tumble like you would imagine .. I think it's up to you how you raise them to how they turn out .. they are very cheeky and funny and even though I too would like a girl, after having such great experience with these boys and my nephews as well, I would love a little boy

we have picked out boys names for when we finally get there .. they are: Louie or Louis depending on spelling, Leo, Aiden, Max or Finn .. but we're closest to choosing Louie

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by kellibubba, Dec 05, 2010
Thats so great its a boy... I allready have a little girl and would love a boy this time...
i love whyatt...ryder....gabriel.... I love gabriel and will be ussing that if this one os a boy..

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by Amy1223, Dec 05, 2010
Congrats! My pregnancy seems to be slow....still at blood work!

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by melimeli, Dec 05, 2010
I wanted a boy more than anything in the world.. I already had 2 girls and I knew my last one was my last baby I was convinced it was a boy and at my us they said girl... I was sad, I was happy she was healthy but I had to give up on my dream to have a little boy in my life... now that she is 2 I cannot imagine having any boys in our family we are so happy with our girls.. I think you just have to get used to the idea

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by Ashelen, Dec 05, 2010
I had a little girl first, and I was CONVINCED that my second child was going to be a girl too...when they said boy, I laughed nervously, looked the doctor in the eye, swallowed nervously and said in a high-pitched, cracking voice "a boy?? i have NO idea what to do with a boy!" And spent the rest of the day shaking and scared because I had no idea how to raise a boy....I was so comfortable being the mom of a little girl...and a BOY?! but they have PENISES!!!!! I have also heard so many horror stories about boys are difficult this or boys are tough I was flat out terrified my whole pregnancy. my daughter was such an easy baby I was sitting here picturing the Joker from batman coming out of my vagina or something....

and guess what?

When he was born, he was the sweetest, calmest, most chilled-out baby ever. he has such a darling personality and he is absolutely 100% a momma's boy. my little angel has become just as important to me as my daughter and together they complete me in a way that I needed...some people are perfect to be moms of one gender or the other, but as a person I needed both to round out my mothering and I got it. I love my sweet baby girl, but I also love my sweet baby boy and I know I am SO blessed that I have one of each. boys really are SO much fun...they are very different than girls (girls get upset about some things boys get upset about others....girls don't care about certain things and boys don't care about certain things, etc...they just have different personality quirks), even as newborns, but for me it was a good thing..I couldn't ask for a better infant. My daughter was good at that stage, but my son is even better (as far as behavior/demeanor). Don't'll love your little one...I promise boys are a blast! girls are fun too, I couldn't choose one over the other if I had to..but boys are AWESOME.

My son's name is Grey...we also considered Rylan. Congrats on your little boy...msg me if you have any questions about newborn boys :-). My son is about to turn 5 months so I don't have a WHOLE bunch of experience with them, but I certainly have enough know-how to get you through the first few months ;-).

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by gilkesy, Dec 06, 2010
Thanks Girls. Yes still coming to terms with the idea. Ashleen, u sound like u know exactly how I feel. I also was thinking about the fact they have willies and I wouldn't know what to do. My husband even dreamt of having a 'daddy's girl'. I am going to try and get him excited aswell. I think it's just fear of the unknown. I am from a family of 3 girls. Will definately need a few tips and tricks on bringing up boys! All those names are lovely girls! The main problem is I've got to get my hubby to agree on a name. We have very different tastes. X x

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by angelkisses777, Dec 06, 2010
Hey just read the news!! Its great - I have two boys & wouldn't have wanted them any other way!! Boys love their moms to bits!! Blessings

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by Amy1223, Dec 06, 2010
With boys you don't have to worry about ovulation, periods, AF we all do....!!!

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by angela418, Dec 06, 2010
I am the oldest of 5 girls so I was really worried about having a boy, too.  But my boy will be one on Friday and he is just about the best thing that ever happened to us!  My husband has wanted a "daddy's girl" so we are hoping that this one is a girl.  But, our boy is such an easy, relaxed kid and he is just the sweetest thing.  And, he's a momma's boy for sure.  Nothing is better than that feeling!  My husband is really having a lot of fun w/ him too...he is of course he is glad has his son, too, because he got to carry on his name - our son is the fourth of his name!  His great-grandpa, grandpa, my husband, and son are all Pauls!  I know you will fall in love with your boy instantly!  (And you get used to their boy-parts being there...hehe)

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by nola0805, Dec 06, 2010
I know exactly how you feel.  I was convinced that I was having a girl and really wanted a girl and I was shocked to find out that I was going to have a boy.  I then felt so, so guilty for feeling disappointed because I had waited so long to have a child, any child, and I know that some women are not so lucky.  I told myself that I would fall in love with my boy when he was here and would not want to trade him for anything - and then I prayed that this would actually happen.  I am here to tell you that it certainly did and that my 13 week old little boy is the absolute light of my life.  This was the baby I was meant to have, and I am certain of that.  I know you will feel the same.  Good luck and congratulations!

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by chrissymom, Dec 06, 2010
Hey there, not to tell off your ultrasonographer hun, but generally ultrasound technicians don't try to determine the sex of babies until AT LEAST 16 weeks and even then it's tough because the sexual organs of boys and girlies look the same till then, So, I would get a second opinion and double check at your 20 week ultrasound when it will be much clearer. As for how to handle little boys, they are jsut as easy if not easier to handle than little girls. I had 3 boys before we had our little girl, and she is mental lol, absolutely adorable and very affectionate (when she feels like it) but mad as a hatter! The boys were the same to be honest BUT, boys are lazier than little girls and so are a little easier to handle running around wise. I am sure whatever you have you will love them just the same and they are all so much fun to be around. But liek I said I wouldn't count on the ultrasound being completely correct just yet. If you feel like it you can look it up through google, it will tell you the same, that they can't tell before ay least 16 weeks and even then they don't like to do it because they can be wrong still! good luck and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy I hope all continues to go well for you and your hubby in the future! :) x

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by gilkesy, Dec 06, 2010
Hey chrissymom, thanks for comments. Yes we are going to make sure the 20 week scan comes back with the same result. Our Obs and Gynae did the scan, and not an Ultrasonographer. He measured the genital tubercle angle which is now very accurate and commonly used to determine gender. There are many articles that state if using this angle measurement, is very accurate from week 12 onwards. Anyway, obviously the 20 week scan will confirm this too.

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by frank_noahsmommy, Dec 06, 2010
Congrats on the boy!!!! I have 2 boys and love them to pieces!!! I think they are so much more easier then girls, but then again I dont have girls. I am a girl and have a lil sister and many nieces. I am not so much a girlie girl so boys are perfect for me. There is not much fuss about them getting ready, not so many choices at the stores, shirt, pants and tennis shoes!!!! They are a little rough, but they are boys and thats the way they are supposed to be. Both of my boys 11 & 3 still love to cuddle, hug, kiss me!!! They are Mommy's & Daddy's Boy's. They can bake with me and LOVE to watch and play football with their Daddy!!!!!!

I also found out it was a boy at around 12 weeks!!! There was not doubt in the Doctors mind!

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by jenkaye21, Dec 06, 2010
I have a girl and 3 boys and am expecting #5.  While everyone around me thinks I need another girl, I am secretly longing for another BOY.  They are just so unbelievably sweet, loving, funny, fun, laid-back... I could go on and on.  My daughter is all those things, too, but she also came with an "attitude" (which started around age 2, LoL) and I find her very challenging at times!  Not that my boys aren't, but it's a whole different type of challenge, mostly with their endless energy...
BTW, DH and I *always* fight over boy names, so I feel your pain!  My faves are my boys' names, of course: Eli, Cooper, and Jesse. =) I also love Malachi, Kobe, Mason, Miles, Sawyer, Saylor, Gunnar, Xander.

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by adgal, Dec 06, 2010
Like you I had a hard time having a baby.  I had always somehow assumed I would have a girl when it did happen, so when we found out boy I was surprised.  I come from a family of pretty much all girls, so had no idea what one does with a boy...sounds weird, but it's true.

I can tell you he is the light of my life.  I think little girls are Daddy's little girls, but little boys belong to their momma'  He is very easy going and easy to care for.

Names..hmm.  Obviously I really like my little guys name, Ryder.  I also like Riley, Jonathon, Carter, Colby, Kane, Chase

Congratulations, and welcome to team Blue!!

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by gilkesy, Dec 06, 2010
Hi Adgal, Do you think boys also bond with their Father? My DH is worried that this wont happen with a boy as naturally as it happens with a Mother.

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by kyliewiththree, Dec 07, 2010
im a mum of 3 boys ages 12 9 and 5 and they are buggers sometimes but i guess thats expected with kids i wanted a girl every time i got pregnant but it never happened i too was bit dissapointed at the thought of a boy and each time anohter boy finally im pregnant with number 4 and guess what i finally getting my little girl i was so happy i cried i made them check at every scan cause i still wasnt convincedbut sure enough 4d scan showed the same hope the docs are wrong and he is a she after all goodluck with your pregnancy

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by kyliewiththree, Dec 07, 2010
also im now thinking after 3 boys what will i do with a girl i hear its so different guess will find out soon enough 5 to 7 weeks to go yeah

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by jenkaye21, Dec 07, 2010
Oh, yeah, boys love and look up to their daddies!!  My hubby finds it much easier to deal with boys, too.  He's not been around a lot of girls growing up, so they are like a different speceis to him, LOL.  He adores all our kids, but he relates best to our boys.  So many "boy" things to do together!  My boys are all mama's boys, haha, but as they get older, they also are getting more and more attached to their daddy. :)

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by logigirl, Dec 27, 2010
Wow, awesome! I actually WANT a son :) I'm surprised they told you at your 12 week ultrasound. I went in at 11 weeks 5 days and the ultrasound technician told me they dont usuallly tell what it is until about week 18.

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