Posts Tagged ‘gender preference’

The Gender Question

Sunday, July 18th, 2010 by by

I have made a slightly selfish decision.

In just over 2 weeks, we will be finding out if this baby is a little girl or boy. I am really excited and looking forward to it so much, but there’s one thing that’s getting me down, and that is the thought of other people’s reactions.

It was bad enough when we discovered Natasha was a girl. I was over the moon – I really didn’t have a preference, but there was a part of me that was thrilled that I would be having two children of the same gender. I liked the thought that they could grow up with a real sisterly bond. I’d have felt the same if our first child had been a boy and we had another son. I was brimming over with excitement when I told my friends and family, and I was not prepared for the slightly sympathetic looks and the disappointed sighs.

“Oh dear… Maybe you’ll have a boy next time.”

Ohh…. I’m sorry. You were wanting a boy, weren’t you?”

“Don’t you know how to make boys?”

“Oh. Another girl.”

“Was your husband very disappointed?”

It really hurt our feelings, especially (more…)

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Eeeww boys are icky

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by by

Having been blessed with having two boys and two girls that were born in boy girl order, I have never really experienced what it was like to have a house full of all boys or all girls. I have been around moms that ONLY want to have girls though. I am sure there are moms out there that only want to have boys and aren’t interested in having girls, but I have met more women that only want girls and I don’t understand it.

I remember when I was pregnant for the first time sort of hoping that Jeremy was a girl. Even though I never found out his gender when I was pregnant, I knew he was a boy. I just felt like he was. I remember a friend of mine who was an amateur psychic kept insisting that Jeremy was a boy. I knew deep down he was right but it kind of annoyed me. I didn’t want to know my baby’s gender (if I did I would have found out at the ultrasound not by asking wanna-be psychics) and I wanted to be able to at least think he could be a girl.

I knew Kelly wanted to have a son though, so I thought it would be (more…)