I've done it both ways. They didn't have ultrasound with my first pregnancy, I didn't want to know with my second pregnancy and with the third one I wanted to know ahead of time. The main reason I wanted to know with my last pregnancy was because my sister's third child was expected 3 months before mine and it helped knowing if we needed to buy anything. since she had a boy and my third one was a boy, I didn't need to buy a lot of things and I knew which kind of diapers to buy. They didn't have gender specific diapers when my two oldest boys were born, but that wouldn't have changed my desire to be surprised. I'm one of thse who likes to wait until Christmas to open my presents because I like the surprise.
my first I had no clue other then me saying she was a girl and she was a girl. they never did a sonagram with her, my second same thing, my third I felt it was a boy but we did ask the dr (he had a small one in his office) he asked my 1st daughter what she wanted she said a girl, middle daughter said a car (yea now thats comming out of me lol) asked daddy he said girl and I said boy since right after this baby I had to have a hysterectomy because I had cancer, well he told me it was a girl, I was really sad cause could not have more, then at 8 months went into labor they stopped it and did a sonogram in hospital and asked if I wanted to know and I said I already do its a girl :( she asked me if my dr was dr valentino and I said yes, she said he is ALWAYS wrong and she showed me my baby boy (again inside me I felt like it was a boy and I was right hehe. worked out perfectly for me, ex husband and oldelst daughter not so much and the middle daughter was so mad that I wasnt having a car hahahah
i've never found out the sex until birth. it's so much more fun!
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