Surprise no more

@sol_cee (13597)
Japan
November 28, 2017 9:21am CST
When I was pregnant with my two kids, I didn’t have an ultrasound so I didn’t really know their gender until the day I gave birth to them. I bought unisex colored baby stuff and prepared two sets of names. When the doctor said the magic words (‘It’s a baby girl/It’s a baby boy’) I knew it was worth the wait. But now, ‘gender reveal party’ is an in thing to do. If you key in ‘baby gender reveal’ on YouTube, you’d be swamped with all kinds of videos from excited soon-to-be parents. Social media is flooded with hundreds of ideas on how to organize a perfect gender reveal party. Have you ever joined one?
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• Peoria, Arizona
28 Nov
I have been to gender reveal parties. If I ever do have kids, sure having a party to reveal the gender would be fun, but I would do a twist, instead of everything blue and pink, I would just do rainbows and say, "It don't matter" haha because it really doesn't matter to me the gender of anyone.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
I heard there’s yellow and green but rainbow would be cool! Lol
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• Peoria, Arizona
29 Nov
@sol_cee rainbow is for the equality because even if I had a boy that is actually a girl, or a girl who is actually nonbinary, if they are gay or straight or asexual, I don't want to announce their gender just because of stereotypes. haha
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
@DesirousDreamer that would be strange for some but cool for me. ;)
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@lady1993 (15626)
• Philippines
28 Nov
nope,i don't really think it's silly.. but maybe a waste of money?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
Haha yeah but you know the old saying, if there’s a will, there’s a way. I saw lots of videos of simple baby reveal parties which maybe didn’t cost the parents an arm and leg. :)
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@lady1993 (15626)
• Philippines
30 Nov
@sol_cee well, that is good to know
@HazySue (17130)
• United States
28 Nov
I have never been to a gender reveal party. They do seem to be quite popular now.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
It can be a cool concept for the business minded individuals out there. ;)
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@HazySue (17130)
• United States
28 Nov
@sol_cee it could be.
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@Corbin5 (81728)
• United States
28 Nov
I did not know whether I was having a boy or a girl either. It was a surprise. I have never been to a gender-reveal party.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
@JudyEv (101023)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
I've heard everything now. My mother had twins but until the first one had been born neither she nor the doctor knew there was a second.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
Omg! That’s...scary!
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@JudyEv (101023)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov
@sol_cee It was perfectly normal for those times but I agree, pretty scary!
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
@JudyEv so you have twin sisters? Or your mom has a twin sister? Sorry, got a little confused.
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• United States
2 Dec
My daughter works at party city and she does a lot of balloons for the gender reveal. The parents don't know either, because they bring a box for her to put the balloons in. I think it's so cool.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
2 Dec
Is your daughter a myLotter?
@cahaya1983 (9624)
• Malaysia
1 Dec
People can be really creative these days. Is that done separately or part of the agenda for a baby shower?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
7 Dec
Some make it a 2-in-1 celebration.
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@rina110383 (23053)
29 Nov
No. Looks like a fun one.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
From the videos, it sure is. :)
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@Kandae11 (27053)
28 Nov
Changing times. Sounds interesting though.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
I just watched some videos about it and I was smiling the whole time. ;)
@sharon6345 (108031)
• United States
28 Nov
My nephews was out of this world awesome. I could not believe the work that went into that party. Cae boss made the cake. I would not have paid that but good grief I was happy to be there. I wanted a girl so bad and the funny thing was in stores all I could see was pink. I bought pin everything. Before my babay shower which I call a blanket affair. I had just about everything myself. It was a sad disgrace. The local store had blankets on sale for $10 I had everyone on the shelf. It was a blessing I never rely on anyone.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
Pink everything! Haha But I have to ask. Was it a baby girl?
@LadyDuck (122029)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
No I have never been to one, another sort of celebration created by the big companies to make money.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
Commercialization at its best. The more baby gender reveal parties, the bigger the profits for the big companies.
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@LadyDuck (122029)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@sol_cee In our day, everything is commercial, this is why I avoid those parties.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
@LadyDuck how about baby showers?
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@JustBhem (22537)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov
Wow. It must be so exciting. A friend of mine suggested that before. And I am suggesting this idea to my friend too.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
So you’re going to attend one if you can convince your friend. ;)
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@JustBhem (22537)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov
@sol_cee Why not. I will probably the one to organize it.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
@JustBhem Go go go bhem, the organizer!
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@nomus24g (16449)
• India
28 Nov
in my country gender determination before birth is a crime....one can be tried under law...
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
Interesting. So the gender is unknown until the mother gives birth?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
@nomus24g oh my, it must have been horrible in the past, when laws weren’t implemented.
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@ridingbet (37921)
• Philippines
1 Dec
i depended much on what my late mother and old women say about what the gender of the fetus will be: a round tummy is girl, a pointed one is male.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
7 Dec
Oh yeah. And if the pregnant mom looks radiant/ beautiful, it’s a baby girl and you know the opposite. Lol
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@ridingbet (37921)
• Philippines
9 Dec
@sol_cee especially if the pregnant is so 'masungit', she will have a boy. heheh
@bluesa (12847)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Nov
Never been a Mommy and don't plan to be, and my friends didn't have gender reveal parties. I think it is nice to find out when the baby is born, like you did. :)
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
The element of surprise. ;)
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@bluesa (12847)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
@dpk262006 (54760)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov
No, I have not heard about it.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
29 Nov
Really?
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@dpk262006 (54760)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec
@YrNemo (8589)
30 Nov
No. I knew in advance the genders of my kids however.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
7 Dec
I would have invited you had we been neighbors. :)
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@jobelbojel (5108)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Knowing the gender of the kid would be great but would be more exciting to know in advance, isn't it?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
7 Dec
FB material. Lol
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@FayeHazel (11798)
• United States
28 Nov
Never plan to have kids and I don't have friends having kids. I think it's kind of a cute idea.... but sometimes seems a little over done. Maybe the baby shower and gender reveal party could be done at the same time
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
I agree. Parents can make it a double celebration or something.
@shaggin (26883)
• United States
28 Nov
Baby gender reveal parties are really fun I think. Its so exciting to see what the mommy to be is having. I had an ultrasound for both of my kids and think it was great so I could know what clothes to buy etc.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
28 Nov
I’ll have one if...:)