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Old 11-30-2018, 02:48 PM
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The unusual thing would be if she WASN'T shopping for baby clothes and other gear.

As for the ultrasound, they can't tell the sex at the 9 week ultrasound, so in the US most couples find out at the 20 week ultrasound. You'll find out if it's twins or not at the 9 week ultrasound though.

There's a blood test that can tell the sex much earlier, but insurance doesn't usually cover it unless it's a high risk pregnancy. Then they're testing the DNA for other stuff like genetic disorders, but they can also see if there is or isn't any Y-chromosome present.

No idea how any of that might differ in the UK though.
Simply being over 35 meets this qualification now, I believe.
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Yes, as my wife is over 40 she is high risk.
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Yes, as my wife is over 40 she is high risk.
Ah, well if the UK works like the US then you might be able to get the blood test and find out the sex earlier, but it won't be from next week's ultrasound.
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Ah, well if the UK works like the US then you might be able to get the blood test and find out the sex earlier, but it won't be from next week's ultrasound.
Easily done in Brazil.
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Feel oddly good about this.

I am happily married, I travel a lot to see nice places, and my work by and large is interesting. I am also healthy, which I have learned to appreciate now that I am older (you kind of do feel invincible in your 20's and 30's).

On the flip side, I do work long hours and I can feel that impacting me (got a few nice white hairs going on now).

What would I have done differently growing up?

Probably not spend so long in school. I did amass a serious amount of knowledge (which is helping me a lot in many areas), but these days people care much more about experience than they do about education (assuming you have the minimum desired level). I had to work extremely hard to make up the difference when I started working.

Other than that, I am looking forward to family life in my 40s and beyond.
Congratulations! You did earlier what I did the year I turned 40 in 1990: move from Canada to the UK. However I had four small kids as well as my spouse to relocate so I was a bit ahead of you in that regard!

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Congrats!
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Congratulations, and best wishes to you and your wife!

At her age, she'll definitely be offered some sort of genetic testing. Some babies don't cooperate to see gender on the 20 week ultrasound (one of mine didn't), but you'll know from DNA testing, anyway.
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Maybe JAS, maybe not.
Maybe baby AO bot.
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happy belated birthday man and congrats on the kid, i don't post much anymore but always enjoyed the debates with you
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