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Old 02-27-2013, 12:04 PM
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Boy or Girl? Did William spot the sex at the scan?:
Boy or Girl? Did William spot the sex at the scan? | BabyCentre Blog

Congrats to Victoria Murphy.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:31 PM
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I always thought that British Royals did not find out the gender of their baby; it's tradition. Perhaps they do know, but of course we will never find out. Edward mentioned when James was born after the media asked about any names he said he and Sophie did not find out "what we were getting", and it was then I remembered people saying it was Royal tradition to not find out.

I am a midwife and I LOVE when couples do not know the gender as it makes the birth just that bit more exciting, particularly when you can let the Dad tell the Mum the gender. We will of course never know with William and Catherine, but I really hope they don't know as it's one of the only real surprises in life.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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i didnt know it was a royal tradition! i especially love it! if i get pregnant for the first time, i will not want to find out. it makes everything more exciting.
however, if its a second child, i would rather want to find out.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:17 PM
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Boy or Girl? Did William spot the sex at the scan?:
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Congrats to Victoria Murphy.
If they are having numerous scans, as suggested by the blog, and most likely in what is most likely a very watched pregnancy, then they will at some point see something whether inadvertently or not.

The BRF might not know, but the techs DO..... Imagine carrying around THAT secret......
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:59 AM
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Prince William and Kate Middleton's Baby: Geneticist Creates Mock-Up Image of Royal Spawn | E! Online

I know there's anticipation to see what this child is going to look like, but something about this strikes me as going too far.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:55 PM
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I think William and Catherine should follow the example of Frederik and Mary of Denmark in exposing their child(ren) to the press. Relatively frequent and well controlled photoshoots, as well as occasional candid shots on the royal website, (so that seeing the baby isn't like spotting a unicorn), with the expectation of the child being left alone at other times.
This appears to be Victoria and Daniel of Sweden's plan as well. It seems to work great for them and baby Estelle.
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I always thought that British Royals did not find out the gender of their baby; it's tradition. Perhaps they do know, but of course we will never find out. Edward mentioned when James was born after the media asked about any names he said he and Sophie did not find out "what we were getting", and it was then I remembered people saying it was Royal tradition to not find out.

I am a midwife and I LOVE when couples do not know the gender as it makes the birth just that bit more exciting, particularly when you can let the Dad tell the Mum the gender. We will of course never know with William and Catherine, but I really hope they don't know as it's one of the only real surprises in life.
I don't think the dad needs to tell the mom the gender of their child. I'm pretty sure when she looks down at the baby, she'll see if there's a stem on the apple or not.....and that'll basically answer any question she might have. Besides, the other way sounds like it's information the mother is not supposed to know until her husband tells her. Which sounds kind of patriarchal and sexist.
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How about turning our gaze on... the baby's room and how it will be decorated? We are musing so let's muse.

Since we don't know the gender of the baby, I'll start with some gender neutral ideas.

Mom and Dad got engaged in Africa in the treetops. What a great baby room theme. Something like this would work great for any baby - bright colors GIRAFFE (ahem) and all: Image Detail for - Nursery Wall Decals- Africa tree and giraffe- 104 inch W- Baby Room ...

What do you think would be good for the baby? Do you prefer traditional, modern, fun, what?
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:34 PM
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How about turning our gaze on... the baby's room and how it will be decorated? We are musing so let's muse.

Since we don't know the gender of the baby, I'll start with some gender neutral ideas.

Mom and Dad got engaged in Africa in the treetops. What a great baby room theme. Something like this would work great for any baby - bright colors GIRAFFE (ahem) and all: Image Detail for - Nursery Wall Decals- Africa tree and giraffe- 104 inch W- Baby Room ...

What do you think would be good for the baby? Do you prefer traditional, modern, fun, what?
Somehow I think the Safari themed room goes a bit too far, although the other ones are really cute.

I'm personally a fan of Classic Winnie the Pooh for nurseries.
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Somehow I think the Safari themed room goes a bit too far, although the other ones are really cute.

I'm personally a fan of Classic Winnie the Pooh for nurseries.
I agree. I have tattered copies from a yard sale in black and white that I drag out and read every year. Milne was a lovely writer that explored the kinds of people we would live with in our lives. No one was perfect. We learned how to deal with others with dignity and values. Plus the gang is just so darn cute!
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There's also this classic British/Englishness about it. And the sheer cuteness of it all...
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Will Kate Middleton take a leaf out of Euro royals' baby albums?
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I would hope the Cambridges will be open to releasing pictures of the baby.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:45 AM
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I would hope the Cambridges will be open to releasing pictures of the baby.
I'm pretty sure we will see baby pictures, after all we got at least one or maybe two of Louise and James when they were born.
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Somehow I think the Safari themed room goes a bit too far, although the other ones are really cute.

I'm personally a fan of Classic Winnie the Pooh for nurseries.
I loved Winnie the Pooh stories when I was little. My absolute favorite reading material for young children (and it never really gets old, so it's always pleasant to take a trip down memory lane and read it all over when one has grown up). I think a nursery dedicated to the beloved characters of A. A. Milne is a superb idea. The characters are too cute to pass up.
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I don't think the dad needs to tell the mom the gender of their child. I'm pretty sure when she looks down at the baby, she'll see if there's a stem on the apple or not.....and that'll basically answer any question she might have. Besides, the other way sounds like it's information the mother is not supposed to know until her husband tells her. Which sounds kind of patriarchal and sexist.
You'll find that a lot of women want their partner to be the one to tell them the gender, as well as cut the cord. The men often feel very left our during pregnancy and birth and women want them to be involved; these are some of the ways in which they do. Trust me, as a midwife I see it quite a lot. It's a wonderful family moment as I put the baby on mum's chest, the dad then looks to see and tell his wife/partner what their baby is. It's beautiful.
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I don't think the dad needs to tell the mom the gender of their child. I'm pretty sure when she looks down at the baby, she'll see if there's a stem on the apple or not.....and that'll basically answer any question she might have. Besides, the other way sounds like it's information the mother is not supposed to know until her husband tells her. Which sounds kind of patriarchal and sexist.
The mom is so busy with the task at hand, she is not looking down. It's the dad, who's just a bystander, who sees the baby emerge and describes it, all of it, as she is catching her breath and trying to regroup her thoughts. It's not at all sexist - the gender is the last thing on her mind at the exact moment of birth.

Getting back to the baby at hand, I still think they should name a girl

Dale Lee May Elle.
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Getting back to the baby at hand, I still think they should name a girl

Dale Lee May Elle.
Call me dense but I just now got this. Not gonna happen!
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Can someone please explain why the whole world and his wife is saying the baby is a GIRL?

What is the scientific evidence? Perhaps someone can enlighten me? Everyone is saying GIRL GIRL GIRL? is there a medical reason for this?

What is it about the pregnancy that rules OUT a BOY??

I am sure the answer's will be very interesting, having never had children myself and am really curious, especially as people that have said this to me in the past about other celebrities have been proved SPOT ON, and the baby has indeed turned out to be a girl. How are people able to predict this so accurately and very cleverly too. What is the secret to this?
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I think people are just guessing, or stating their preference, boy or girl. I don't believe anyone has stated absolutely that the baby is a girl, unless I missed something.
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Can someone please explain why the whole world and his wife is saying the baby is a GIRL?

What is the scientific evidence? Perhaps someone can enlighten me? Everyone is saying GIRL GIRL GIRL? is there a medical reason for this?

What is it about the pregnancy that rules OUT a BOY??

I am sure the answer's will be very interesting, having never had children myself and am really curious, especially as people that have said this to me in the past about other celebrities have been proved SPOT ON, and the baby has indeed turned out to be a girl. How are people able to predict this so accurately and very cleverly too. What is the secret to this?
I read tarot cards.
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