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    Default Been told girl at 20 week scan wanting a boy

    Hi everyone I am Skylah. I had my 20 week scan recently and they seen three lines I really wanted a boy. Her head was down in birthing position and spine along my belly. Is there anyway the boy parts could be hiding.

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    At my 20 week scan it was very obvious that it was a boy... no mistaking that willy.

    I'd probably say they have it right, but sometimes they do make mistakes.

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    No mistaking a willy. You should be thankful that you have a little human being growing inside of you

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    I'd say if they can see the 3 lines they're probably accurate but mistakes do happen and you hear stories of people being told one sex and then the baby turns out to be the other. If I were you I'd work on trying to accept that you're having a little girl rather than hold out hope that it might be a boy.

    Is there any particular reason you wanted a boy? Do you already have girls? Gender disappointment is real for many people but try to remember that if you're lucky enough to have a healthy baby that's really all that matters in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylah17 View Post
    Hi everyone I am Skylah. I had my 20 week scan recently and they seen three lines I really wanted a boy. Her head was down in birthing position and spine along my belly. Is there anyway the boy parts could be hiding.
    I would say three lines and at 20 weeks would be a strong indicator you're having a girl.

    You now can use this time to get used to having a girl. Hopefully she's a healthy bub. That's all that really matters!

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    Look, I know someone who got told girl and she had boy but that's the ONLY instance I know of and I have a fair few friends with kids both IRL and online. It was also about 10 years ago. I'd assume the scan was right and start dealing.

    I'm sorry you're feeling this whether it be your first or your fifth or whatever. I have been lucky enough to get what I wanted both times but (particularly for my first) I had a definite preference for what I wanted and I would have been disappointed to not get it. Contrary to popular opinion, that doesn't make me any less grateful for my babies health. Honestly, one has nothing to do with the other.

    Gender disappointment is real. It can have devastating effects if not dealt with. I hope the path to accepting your baby girl is not a long one and you can find a way to get excited by her arrival soon.

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    With the quality of scans these days I would start working on accepting you are having a daughter.

    I know it hurts. But right now it is important you grieve and move past it.

    It can be really hard. And it can hurt. But it is time to start accepting.

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    I was supposed to be a boy but tadaa I'm not haha. But I am 34 so scan quality has definitely improved.
    but I can totally relate to gender disappointment. And I shouldn't have been. I wanted my second child so bad and had a few miscarriages on the way. The age gap between her and dd1 is 7 years. But I wanted a boy so bad and when I found out I was having another girl, despite my journey to get her I was honestly disappointed. I felt guilty for being disappointed but couldn't help it. With time I accepted it and love my little girl just as much as her big sister (despite her strong willed determined personality lol).

    I'd also like to add that I fell pregnant again (accidentally) and am about to have my third. It turned out that I am having a boy this time. I thought that I would be just so over excited. And while I was and am definitely happy about it I wasn't as excited as I thought. I think the fact that everyone else (family and friends) made such a big deal about it (especially as there aren't many boys in my family) it made me feel less positive about it. Like I shouldn't have made such a big deal about finally getting a boy. Especially for the sake of my girls and making them feel less valued. So if you get what I mean. I couldn't feel what I thought I'd feel as it made me feel bad. (I know what I'm trying to say lol).

    But feel assured that you will get passed it and live your little one no matter the gender

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    Default Been told girl at 20 week scan wanting a boy

    The scans aren't 100% (I know someone who was told girl and had a boy) but they are pretty good and the odds are you're having a girl.

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    Hello, just curious why you were wanting a boy? Do you already have a girl(s)? Or just a preference?
    I'm just wondering as I have two girls and we are going to start trying for a third and in all honesty I am hoping for another girl.


 

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