The whole world went crazy recently after Kate Middleton apparently accidentally revealed the sex of her baby. Kate was believed to have said when accepting a fluffy bear from a well wisher ‘Thank you, I will take that for my d…’ A tell tale sign the Duchess is expecting a daughter! Or that she thought the pet dog would appreciate a fluffy playmate.

Kate isn’t the only celeb recently who has accidentally ‘revealed’ the sex of their baby. Its not often I would put Kate Middleton and Jessica Simpson in the same sentence, but Jess also let slip the sex of her unborn baby. On live TV the ever classy Simpson stated ‘“The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous.” Straight away she followed it up with “oh shhhh, I guess I just told the world that I’m having a boy!”  I can see Kate and Wills jumping up and down with joy at the thought of those two bubbas getting together, can’t you??

As it turns out Kate’s slip up wasn’t quite the confession it was made out to be. Video footage has emerged indicating that she never actually mentioned her daughter, or even her dog. In the excitement of the moment the ‘bear bearing lady’ just got a little confused.  Sounds like she will just have to wait until the little Royal is born to find out it’s sex along with the rest of us!

People have such different ways of dealing with finding out the gender of their bubbas. Jude and I did not want to find out – why I’m not really sure. My entire pregnancy I was convinced I was having a little boy – the way my baby was always on the move and kicking like a full forward. When Siarra was born I was in complete shock that she was a little girl. I even went back for a check about 12 hours after she was born just to make sure we hadn’t all made a mistake. I remember thinking to myself ‘how am I going to explain we got it wrong after we have already updated our status on Facebook to say we had a girl?’ Yep – that would have been the issue! (In my defense it had been a long 2 ½ days since arriving at the hospital and I was slowly going crazy)

5 days later and I was only just leaving – you should have seen me then…

On the other end of the scale I once received a baby shower invite from the unborn baby. We not only learnt that it was a little girl our friends were expecting but the new little one’s name.  It was very unexpected and a cute way to learn the big baby news.

In the last 12 months I can only think of 2 friends who have found out whether they are having a boy or a girl. And my friends have been breeding machines recently so I would go so far as to say this a definite trend. Personally I prefer this – how much fun is it at a baby shower playing the ‘Is she having a boy or a girl’ games? And from an event planner point of view it is much easier on the girls planning the shower – Games TICK!

PS Congrats to my gorgeous friend Rachael Finch who just announced her first pregnancy. I wonder when she plans on finding out the sex of her little one?? ;)


How do you feel about revealing the sex of your baby? Did you or did you keep it to yourself, or did you not find out in the first place?


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  • A surprise at the end is nice!

    • It helps with the labour to know there is a special surprise!


  • i didn’t find out with the first child, but i couldn’t wait with the other two. the mystery of being pregnant was gone and so i just wanted to be prepared with names because i was stumped lol


  • I never found out the sex of my 3 children I just think it spoils the surprise on the big day, but each to the own I guess. Ive got 3 sons and im a happy mummy with my boys and no im not having anymore people said when I had my 3rd child oh another boy WHAT REALLY I was having a baby the sex wasn’t important nd yes I would of liked a girl but my boys all love each other and are very close probably closer than if any of them was a girl I believe.


  • I have 3 beautiful girls. With my first i didnt find out the sex and was very happy to leave it as a suprise. My second i found out. Hubby was away and i really wanted to know. With my third we knew she would be early and decided not to find out quietly hoping for a boy. I like having the suprise of not knowing but i find it hard to get clothes prepared


  • We found out but didn’t tell anyone


  • I waited till birth for mine, but there are some creative ways it has been revealed


  • We revealed gender, but kept the names to ourselves.


  • I told everyone! And turns out kate had a boy. Lol.. So maybe the toy was for the dog!


  • We found our and told everyone straight away. We figure it was a surprise anytime we found out. :-)


  • We never found out, we enjoyed the surprise.


  • we loved the surprise of not knowing!


  • I just can’t wait and know the sex asap


  • I find out the sex as soon as we can :P


  • I prefer it to be a suprise


  • I personally prefer to know.


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