Post # 1
It’s gonna be ok—-
I was the one who just KNEW that whenever I got pregnant I would have a girl. My family is 90% women — I always got my nieces on the weekends — I already had girl names picked out — I was CONVINCED.
Fast forward YEARS later, I get married — get pregnant and SURPRISE — It’s a BOY?!?!?!?!?!?!? UMM Lady — are you SURE you see a penis in there???? Yes 100% — buy BLUE! I will admit that I was sad when I first found out…. what in the world am I going to do with a boy? What happened to my “doll baby” that i was supposed to have and dress up, lol…
Needless to say, I got over it and grew to accept that I was carrying a little boy — my baby boy. I am writing this to say that it is ok if you have a preference — we are human. But from the moment the doctors put that baby boy in my arms, I have been in love with him ever since and I cannot imagine my life without him.
I LOVE HIM TO PIECES!!!! I can’t even imagine having a “different” baby…. boy — girl— I just wanted to know was he healthy. He is our EVERYTHING. I knew that I always wanted to be a mom (I am 33 years old) but I had no idea that I would feel quite like this.
Good luck to all the TTC bees, the pregnant bees and the future momma’s…. Here is a recent pic of my baby boy who is 5 months….
Post # 3
Awww! He doesnt have to be a girl to be a doll baby, he’s just precious! I love his cheekers.
Post # 4
@allyfally: Thanks so much… I know that now, lol… But that was my initial thought 🙂
Post # 5
@trulyblessed: Thank you for that honest post! I am not having a baby any time soon, but I am also really set on the idea of having a baby girl when my time comes. I like the idea of a little girl so much that I feel guilty about it and wonder what I would even do with a boy, so I find your post very encouraging. It’s reassuring to know you will fall in love with your baby no matter what! Your son is ridiculously handsome, by the way!
Post # 6
@trulyblessed: Awwww! First of all, your baby boy is so handsome! I, too, also thought of myself having a daughter. Her name was corryn, and I talked to “her” in my belly all the time. Turns out, corryn was Holden! I was shocked. It took one purchase of a sweet button up, and I was sold. Now, my relationship with my now 8yr old son is like no other. I am getting married in may, and planning to TTC soon after. I’m now terrified of having a daughter! So, I’m quite sure that’s what I’ll get lol. I’m a faithful woman, and I know I’ll get exactly what I need!
Post # 7
Could not agree with you more OP! I so wanted a little girl…had a name picked and dreamed of tea parties and ballet class, prom dress shopping and wedding planning. Then I was told I was having a boy. Poof! Here come the trucks and trains. But now I just love having a boy! He’s so much fun. I love spending time with him doing anything. And I’ve even come to think boys clothes are cute. Who doesn’t love a little boy in overalls?
Any mamas out there worried about the gender, don’t be. You will love your baby no matter what and couldn’t imagine your life with anyone else.
Post # 8
@trulyblessed: I’m the opposite to you – I only want boys and I will be devestated if I end up with girls. I really, really hope that doesn’t happen but it’s not like you get much say.
Post # 9
@trulyblessed: What a cute little boy!
We find out next week whether we’re having a boy or girl. I’m the opposite of you – I’ve always had this idea in my head that I was going to have a boy first and couldn’t picture myself with a little girl.
The last few weeks I’ve been trying to psyche myself up to the idea of having a girl just in case that’s what we’re having. I’ve even picked out a girl name that both DH and I love. I think I’m now at a point where I’ll be happy either way. DH on the other hand REALLY wants a boy so I’m afraid he will be disappointed if it’s a girl but I’m sure he’ll get over it once he meets her. 🙂
Post # 10
@trulyblessed: STAHP OMG look at his little face! he is just adorable.
i’m a girl wanter too! but FI is a boy wanter, so someone is going to get what they want!
Post # 11
@trulyblessed: I love this baby 🙂
Post # 12
@trulyblessed: Oh my goodness, he is just precious!
Thanks for the perspective – even though I know (logically) that there’s a 50/50 shot, I’m irrationally convinced I’m going to have two little girls. I do have the experience with my two nephews to know that I would adore sweet, rambunctious little boys too, but it’s nice to have a reminder 🙂
Post # 13
Oh my god, those cheeks!! I want to squish them so bad!
I totally agree, Im a girly girl from a family of girls. I think deep down I want a girl & so does FI but if we have a boy I’m sure he will be the exact little guy who is meant for us. Frills are cute and all but mini Adidas Shell toes are even cuter 😉
Post # 14
Yay for this post. I to wanted a girl and still do but man oh man do I ever love my little boy. So instead of playing with dolls now days get to play cars/trucks and dinosaurs! RAWRRRRRR… LOL he is my little darling who will be 2 in a few short weeks
Post # 15
@trulyblessed: Thank you for your story–I feel WAY less bad now!
When I got pregnant, I was CONVINCED it was a boy. When I hard “his” heartbeat, I laughed and told the doctor what a strong boy he was going to be. When I felt “him” kick for the first time, I told my husband about what a strong “boy” we would have!
Then it was… A girl.
And I was lost. I wasn’t sad to be having a girl! I just felt like I “lost” the son I was in love with, and now there was a girl there, instead! And I had to learn to love her a little.
All I could think about was how she was only going to love me for 10 years… and then 10-15 years (or more) of misery!
I’ve calmed down a lot, and of COURSE I love her (girl is TOUGH!) but it’s good to know I’m not the only one who lived in Bizarre-O world after finding out the sex!
Post # 16
FI is convinced ours will be a bunch of boys since he has 1 girl in his family all the way back to the civil war. The rest are all boys!!
So I tell him he’ll probably end up with a bunch of girls.
I’d like one of each!