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  #1  
April 24th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Do you believe in "motherly instinct" or "mother's intuition" when it comes to knowing the sex when you're pregnant?


I don't. I use to think it was legit, but now I think it's all misinterpretated. I have a girl and just found out we're having a boy. I had a feeling it was a boy, but I don't give credit to motherly intution. I think I would have been happy with either a boy or a girl, but was secretly hoping for a boy since I had a girl, so that's why I thought I was having a boy. And I think if you have a bunch of girls and you have a feeling it's another girl, then it's more an underlying fear (or hope, depending on what you want) of having another girl. But, I don't have strong beliefs in this one way or another. I was just thinking about it the other night and decided that I didn't believe in it. But I think it would be interesting to hear from someone who was thought they were having a boy, found out they were having a boy via u/s and then gave birth to a girl. Or to hear from someone who's thought they were having a boy and found out via u/s that it was a girl and thought that it was wrong the whole time because they really thought it was a boy, and then popped out a boy in the end anyway.
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April 24th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Nope, I was wrong wrong wrong! Good thing we picked out a gender-neutral theme
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April 24th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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April 24th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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I knew Macey was a girl, but I think it was more that I WANTED to have a girl. With the second, I knew it was a girl and then I found out I was having a son. I don't think there is intuition about the gender. When it comes right down to it, it is a guess, and the odds of being right or wrong are 50/50, so those are pretty great odds that you can guess correctly.
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April 24th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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When it comes right down to it, it is a guess, and the odds of being right or wrong are 50/50, so those are pretty great odds that you can guess correctly.[/b]

This is exactly what I was going to say. Those really are great odds. I was sure I was going to have a boy first - I had a girl. The second time, I thought it was another girl - it was a boy. I don't think I'll ever be a gambler.
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April 24th, 2007, 03:32 PM
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I was about 5 weeks pregnant and I got this overwhelming feeling that the baby was a girl and I was right!! During my SIL's c-section, the anesthesiologist told her that, in his experience, mom's are usually right with their guesse.
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April 24th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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I was wrong. I had a strong feeling deep down that J was a girl but that was because the pregnancy was so different.

My SIL just gave birth to her first child this afternoon I was convinced it was a boy,I just KNEW it,I called him a he and just knew I was right. I even convinced everyone else it was a boy. They named him JESSICA ROSE...... :/ A little girl???? how did I get it so wrong? LOL now I have to get used to calling baby a she.
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April 24th, 2007, 06:20 PM
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So far, when it comes to guessing baby's gender, my DH has a better track record than I do.

It is one of those subjective things, but I think if you know, then you just KNOW... it isn't a "guess".
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April 27th, 2007, 08:52 AM
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I was right with 3 of mine, wrong with #3. I was convinced she was a HE, i even bought some blue suits. But nope she was born 100% girl.

This time, i have felt its a boy all the way through, even have boy dreams. Something is just inside me screaming ITS A BOY.....but i had a u/s at 16 weeks and they said 70% girl (will get it confirmed next week)
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April 28th, 2007, 10:45 PM
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Ha! If it's true... I'm not much of a mother! I swore up and down that we were having a little baby girl! But he was very much a boy!
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April 29th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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The only thing I can think of and say "MAYBE", is when I was pregnant with Sam, I kept having dreams that I was having twins. I would joke about it, but it was ALL the time! Then I went in for an U/S and found out, guess what......TWINS!!! I was in shock! Though, I did lose Sam's twin brother. But that was my touch with maternal pregnancy phsychic abilities.
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April 29th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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I'm sorry about Sam's twin Stacey.[/b]
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May 10th, 2007, 10:30 PM
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I've been wrong once and correct once, so no, I don't really place any faith in motherly instinct.

Nor do I place any credence in those "gender prediction" websites, but that's another topic in itself.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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This is exactly what I was going to say. Those really are great odds. I was sure I was going to have a boy first - I had a girl. The second time, I thought it was another girl - it was a boy. I don't think I'll ever be a gambler.[/b]
My situation exactly. Plus, I thought this one was another boy, and it's a girl. So I've been wrong EVERY time!
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May 11th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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I know so many people that say "I knew it was a girl/boy", but seriously, you have a 50/50 chance of being right. Hell, if I could get those kinds of odds in Vegas I would be a professional gambler. I believe in mother's intuition, but I don't think it extends to gender indentification in the womb.
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May 31st, 2007, 04:58 AM
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I knew both times that I was having a boy,althought the 2nd time I was in denial b/c I was scared to have a boy after what happened with Sebastian.
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May 31st, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Okay I think there is a little something to this. My first son I didn't have a clue, the second one I knew was going to be a boy, I was convinced, I really wanted a girl because we alway's said we were only going to have two kids, and I was right he was a boy. The third one I thought was a girl, I would find myself calling the baby she, my best friend was also sure it was a girl, along with my husband. I would try to convince myself all of the time that I was wrong that it had to be a boy, everyone around me was finding out they were having boy's, but I was right Abbygayle is the only girl around here her age, and there are like 15 boy's, that should be fun in about 15 years......not.
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