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  1. #1
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    Is there a term for waiting until childbirth to discover if it's a girl or boy?

    What do you call the act of refraining from finding out the gender until birth? I'm under the impression that it quite possibly could be a colorful term. For example, there's the term "rainbow baby". "My husband and I have decided to be surprised" or "we're not going to find out the gender until its birthday" just seems like a lot to say. I have a son & a daughter (both genders were discovered during their pregnancies) but I'm considering not finding out the gender of any future child(ren). I was just curious if there's a simple term/phrase for this action.
    Last edited by palecarousel; August 20th, 2014 at 06:13 PM.
    Lisa
    Air Force wife & mother to:
    DS: Keegan Oct '09
    DD: Persephone May '12
    and ONE more: July/August 2016
    her: Lauren - Greta - Nadine - Cassandra - Claire - Nora - Madeline - Gemma
    him: Owen - Graham - Wesley - Damian - Nolan - Theo - Drew


  2. #3
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    I've heard it referred to as being on "Team Green", as opposed to Team Blue (boy) or Team Pink (girl). Other than that, I'm not sure!
    - Em
    Jameson Lewis debuting October 2nd!
    Ronan Charles | Asher Heath
    Lorelei Ruby | Hazel Marian | Nadia Laurel

  3. #5
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    I have never heard a term for this. Usually people just say, oh, no, we're waiting to find out. I have a friend who when people would ask, "boy or girl?" She would just say, "yes!"

    But I would like to coin the term Kindersurprise for this. You know, like those chocolate eggs from Germany with a surprise toy inside? Everyone loves Kindersurprise. So now, when people ask, "Are you having a boy or a girl?" You can say, "It's a Kindersurprise!" No one would know what the heck you were talking about, but I think it would be fun.

  4. #7
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    People around here say "We're Team Green."
    A Rainbow Baby means a sliver of hope after a storm- a baby expected after a loss, such as (but not always) a miscarriage or stillbirth.
    Mommy to Travis Nevin and Baby #2 is due first week of April 2015
    Future Sons: Angus Loudon ...or... Harvey Leonhard ...or... Jethro Blaise
    Future Daughters: Ada Katherine "Ada Kate" ...or... Tessa Charlotte ...or... Florence Imogen

  5. #9
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    Mulme944 is correct about what Rainbow Baby means so I definitely wouldn't use that! Team Green you'll probably have to explain to everyone so that's not very simple. I honestly think 'we're waiting to find out' covers it best.
    Christine

    Pregnancy #1: lost to mc, 10/11

    Amelia Joelle arrived on 11/28/13 at 7 pounds, 4 ounces of pure beauty. Couldn't be happier to finally be mommy!

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