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Ruh roh bit of a shock!

post #1 of 18
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A friend had her baby last night. They didn't want to know the sex, but the doctor managed to include the sex with some of the results they received. They found out it was a girl and were SUPER excited as they already have a boy who is a handful, and my friend desperately wanted a girl. Another ultrasound later confirmed it was a girl

So they have a GORGEOUS pink bassinet and so many pretty pink clothes. Imagine their shock last night when they baby came out and uhhh... it has boy bits!

Don't get me wrong, I feel bad that they have all this pink stuff they can't use, and got rid of their son's clothes, but can you imagine what the delivery room would have been like when they announced it was a boy
post #2 of 18
lol I think it's pointless to use different colors for different gender of babies!! I'd use purple if I had a child since that's my favorite color..I don't think having pink clothes and blankets is going to matter to a baby boy who can't even recognize colors...
post #3 of 18
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But it's hard to buy many boy clothes that aren't blue, and girl clothes that aren't pink. It's also hard to buy gender neutral designs. The purples are generally quite feminine.
post #4 of 18
Yes, if I don't know gender, I tend to go for yellow or green, which for babies are relatively gender-neutral -- but you certainly don't have the same selection.

Anyway, yes, that would have been some shock!
post #5 of 18
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But it's hard to buy many boy clothes that aren't blue, and girl clothes that aren't pink. It's also hard to buy gender neutral designs. The purples are generally quite feminine.
I was looking for some gender neutral clothes and its nearly impossible! And your right, most purple clothing options are very feminine.

I can only imagine their surprise when 'she' came out as a 'he'! We're expecting a boy - and I would be very shocked if we had a girl!
post #6 of 18
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I was looking for some gender neutral clothes and its nearly impossible! And your right, most purple clothing options are very feminine.

I can only imagine their surprise when 'she' came out as a 'he'! We're expecting a boy - and I would be very shocked if we had a girl!
You're much safer with a boy - if they can see a penis, it's pretty obvious and they're unlikely to be wrong. I remember my ultrasound, there was NO way you could mistake him for a girl For a girl, if they can't see anything, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a girl - it can be "hiding", a bad position, or just not as skilled a technician.
post #7 of 18
Sad, but HILARIOUS!!!! They must've been completely shocked! Maybe since it was assumed to be a girl they really didn't focus on it's "wee-wee"? IDK I've never had to go through that before
post #8 of 18
I know somebody that this happened to. Her daughter was told twice that she was having a girl.

The name was chosen, the theme of the shower was girly pink. She was so sure it would be a girl.

All along I kept saying "what it it's a boy?"

She called me abut an hour after her "granddaughter" was born to tell me that I was right. I don't know who was more surprised me or her.

Fortunately no room or furniture was painted and most of the girly stuff could be returned. The rest was used or re-gifted to another friend who had a girl a few weeks later.
post #9 of 18
I can just imagine what the mom said something not fit to print on TCS, that's for sure
post #10 of 18
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You're much safer with a boy - if they can see a penis, it's pretty obvious and they're unlikely to be wrong. I remember my ultrasound, there was NO way you could mistake him for a girl For a girl, if they can't see anything, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a girl - it can be "hiding", a bad position, or just not as skilled a technician.
Your very right - there was no mistaking him for a 'him' on the ultrasound Thank you for putting my mind at ease - I was sitting here thinking - oh no.. what if this happens to us!
post #11 of 18
Oooooooooooooops!




Best,

Elizabeth & kitties
post #12 of 18
I keep teasing my sister who is pregnant with her 2nd boy, that is could be a mistake She wouldn't mind though as they are already talking about #3 to try for a girl.
post #13 of 18
When my son was born we didn't what sex he was ahead of time. I just bought a lot of yellow and gender neutral clothing, blankets and etc. When babies are such tiny infants, colors and style don't mean anything to them, so I don't see why they can't still use that pink bassinet and a few other things like pink baby blankets.
post #14 of 18
The same thing happened to my sister inlaw. They thought they were having another girl. OOPS here came Ryan. I went to their house and cleaned all the pretty dresses out of the closet, and replaced them with boy clothes. DH bought a little tiny Leather biker jacket. Once the shock wore off, they were very happy to one of each
post #15 of 18
OHHHH NOOOOO That's why you never rely 100% on those ultrasounds. Better to get neutral colors or just wait till the baby is really born.

Unless the baby is really turned in the right direction - it can look similar.
post #16 of 18
I shouldn't laugh, but She's certainly not the first that's happened to.
post #17 of 18
It's funny.. but it's not!

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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I was looking for some gender neutral clothes and its nearly impossible! And your right, most purple clothing options are very feminine.

I can only imagine their surprise when 'she' came out as a 'he'! We're expecting a boy - and I would be very shocked if we had a girl!
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
You're much safer with a boy - if they can see a penis, it's pretty obvious and they're unlikely to be wrong. I remember my ultrasound, there was NO way you could mistake him for a girl For a girl, if they can't see anything, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a girl - it can be "hiding", a bad position, or just not as skilled a technician.
There was NO question that Noah was a boy... but even that can be wrong. Sometimes it's a girl with the cord between her legs... but if you can clearly see a Frank AND beans then your GTG I think.
post #18 of 18
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I've run out and gotten her some boy pajamas, onesies and warm clothes for the evenings, and they're just in the dryer, so she should have some boy clothes by the time she gets home I'm sure her mother who is visiting is doing the same thing

They sent a family photo yesterday and it was the sweetest thing - mum looked tired, but dad and big brother had HUGE grins Their son had told me he didn't want a little sister He looks to be happier with a little brother
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