Post # 1
So my SO and I were talking tonight about whether or not we wanted girls or boys when we have kids. Now we are quite a ways a way from any of that, but the reasoning behind why we each picked what we did was quite funny. It got me wondering…which would you prefer (obviously a happy, healthy baby, but if you could choose!): boy or girl? and why if you feel so inclined!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I wanted my first born to be a girl. I was the oldest in my family, my mom was the oldest in her family and my grandmother was the oldest in her family. In fact I was so sure that my first born was going to be a girl that I cried when the US said a boy. Obviously I’m fine with my son G lol and it was more just the emotional stress of me and ex breaking up while I was pregnant. I had visions of girls nights :-).
When I got pregnant again I was hoping for another boy so my G could have a playmate. I found out I was having twins and one was a girl and again I cried. For one thing again me and ex were breaking up this time he was cheating and I was going to be raising 3 kids alone not just 2 like I had thought and I cried because I didn’t know how to raise a girl lol.
Oh the joys of emotional pregnancies. Everything is fine. Son’s G and C are good friends. Son C and daughter T have been friends since sharing a womb. And this year I have gotten 2 mommy/daughter days in the last month. Once when taking my daughter and mom to a Broadway musical, and the other just last week when me, my daughter, my mom and my grandma went to watch my cousin perform in “The Nutcracker” ballet.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I slightly hope our baby (due in 3.5 weeks) is a boy, but since my grandmother died about a month ago and we would name a girl after her (a decision made before she got sick), every now and then I hope it’s a girl.
In general I want a boy first for silly reasons, like that I think little boy clothing is cuter and find all the pink and princess stuff absolutely nauseating. Also, boys tend to be closer to their mothers than girls are (though not always).
If we have a girl though, we’ll get way more free clothing from other parents we know… that’s a very real benefit.
Post # 5
Since I was 5, I’ve always wanted 2 girls. DH doesn’t care, as long as the baby/babies is/are healthy, but he’s leaning more towards a(nother) girl, as well. We have an 8yo DD, so he’s thinking hand-me-downs are more practical, and economical, lol.
Post # 6
My babies are nearly grown (22 and 16) but I had one of each. Because I went through infertility treatments to have both, I really didn’t care what gender they were as long as they were whole. My first was a son and I can’t describe the joy that little boys can bring. Mine was so totally affectionate, attached to me, shy, joyful, reserved, introspective, brilliant (truly-he initiated an experiment in evaporation of his own design whe he was 4.5!)artistic, and totally a little person of my soul. He’s a natural athlete and kind down to his last cell.
My daughter is wise beyond her years at 16 but in a wonderful way. She has an intuition about people that began in infancy. She was quiet, shy, introspective, observant, happy, loving, affectionate, fiercely loyal, & spiritual as a younger child and she’s grown into an amazing young woman who retained all those qualities and has added a grace to living that few adults have. She is intellectual and has a passion for learning.
No matter what gender you have you will revel in their individuality. While I love children in general, I’m a sucker for little boys. Girls are often independent and strong (as we need to be!) and boys retain a vulnerability that stays with them throughout their lives.
Post # 7
Althought I am not even close to being ready for a baby, nor am I ready to give up my life, I want a girl.
I am a girly girl, I love shopping, perfume, make up, hair accessories, doing my nails, etc.. I’d have a ball with a girl!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I want 4 (only if I can afford them :P) and my FI wants 3. And we want both boys and girls! We both have a feeling though that our first born will be a boy. And even though we’re at least 3 years away from even TTC (unless life has different plans, of course) we already have our boy’s and girl’s name picked out.
Post # 9
I have 2 girls! I am so happy I have them and not boys!
Post # 10
Boys only because after the age of 10, they appear to be easier to … Uh… Handle. I was quite a handful as a teen and I would hate to think of the karma. Lol
Post # 11
I voted for both! I am so excited to not get to choose, and to just find out. I am really going to be happy either way. I am just so excited. Before we were expecting I thought I wanted a boy, but I really don’t feel that way anymore. Little girls have the cutest dresses ever! I really want all of them, boys girls, whatever happens 🙂
My mum loved having 4 girls! I am really up for anything.
Post # 12
I’m hoping for both – my dream is twins: a boy and girl! Both of my mom’s sisters had twins (naturally not due to IVF). One set was fraternal boys and the other was a boy and girl so maybe I will get my wish someday…
Post # 13
While I want one of both (ideal world would be girl first, then a boy), I would be happier if I had only boys vs. only girls. I love little boys. Little girls tend to annoy me!
Post # 14
We have a great boy’s name. Boys’re generally less emotionally manipulative and probably somehow less likely to ask us to pay for their wedding or stay at home until they’re 25. Less high maintenance, less worry that some guy is going to abuse them (well, aside from the little boys beating each other up in the school yard problem…). You know.
Girls would be freaking awesome too, though.
Post # 15
in a perfect world i would want one boy and one girl. doesn’t matter to me which one comes first 🙂
Post # 16
I want one of each! But I’d rather have the boy first, so he can be the big brother and watch out for his little sister. 🙂