(Closed) Did you have a gender preference?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What was your gender preference (for your 1st baby)?

    I literally had no preference

    I had a slight preference for a girl (husband wanted a boy)

    I had a slight preference for a boy (husband wanted a girl)

    We both wanted a girl

    We both wanted a boy

  • Post # 61
    3088 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wanted all boys. I got the boy at first and then the girl.

    Post # 62
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Not voting since we are not TTC yet, but we both want a girl. 

    I grew up wanting a son, but then once I met my Fiance I just think he would make the most amazing father to a little girl. I would like to raise the next generation of strong women that could take over this world (or shake it up)

    Also, there are so many boys in his families. We don’t need to add. But whatever we get when (if) that time happens, we’ll be happy for a healthy child.  

    Post # 64
    10508 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    llevinso :  I do think little boy clothes are super adorable! If we end up having a girl we’ll probably dress her in a lot of the very cute boy stuff you can buy 🙂 If we do have a girl we won’t be telling anyone the sex until she’s born because I don’t want to be inundated with pink crap right from the get go! Obviously, it probably can’t be avoided afterward but I’d like the slow the flow of pink as much as I can!

    I’ve never been a girly-girly so I’ve never really had that desire to dress up a baby girl in pink and frills.

    Post # 66
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    This is a tough question! I feel like I would be okay with a boy or a girl. Hubby definitely wants a boy but I feel he would be so much better with a girl. I think it’s more of his families preference than his own preference. Everyone thinks it’s a boy and his family is all boys and mine is all girls. I kind of want a girl to shake things up on his side and to see my hubby with a little girl but I feel I would be a better mom to a boy and see that for myself more. We’ve had a rough time in the beginning of this pregnancy so we’d be thrilled with either!!! Can’t wait to find out this week 🙂 

    Post # 67
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Forgot to add…either way we’re going to dress the baby gender neutral. We recently went shopping and we both hate all the princess outfits for girls and trucks/toolkit outfits for boys. We prefer the creams, greys, blacks, and whites and more modern clothing 🙂

    Post # 68
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    I didn’t vote because there wasn’t an option for mine. I’m not a mom yet nor married at the moment but I’ve always had a preference for a boy. Probably a boy and then a girl if I could choose but overall it’s always been a boy. 

    Post # 69
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m not pregnant and we aren’t TTC for a few years, but I’ve always wanted a girl ever since I can remember. I wanted a sister growing up so badly and so my dream was to have two girls, but now I would be happy with at least one haha. DH wants all boys but I know if we had a girl he would secretly love it 😉 

    Post # 70
    9799 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    llevinso :  I do like those boy clothes but overall I think they make cuter girl clothes!  I actually hate the super pink and princessy (character) type stuff but don’t have a problem with tulle or the like.  I have some dresses for my DD with cotton up top and tulle skirts (re: like just saw this today and I’m dying it’s so adorable http://www.hannaandersson.com/pdp.aspx?from=SC&pcid=1722&styleid=48425&simg=48425_GN3 ).  Plus sparkly shoes.  But I also don’t like character stuff (so no disney princess shirts here) or the obvious tutus I avoid and I avoid the whole trucks/tools thing for boys as well.  My boy is only 7mo so only really cute things I’ve gotten so far have been plaid shirts or a mint striped romper.  That’s funny, I was totally a tomboy growing up but I still like dresses and skirts now even though i’m not super fashionable or anything.  I sometimes think I look out of place with my daughter as I’ll have her in an adorable dress and I’m in a tank top and my workout shorts lol.  

    Post # 71
    1601 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m 34 weeks. Both DH and I had a preference for a girl (we would like 2 kids ultimately, 1 of each). 

    We’re having a boy. 🙂 When he is born we will have been with our fertility clinic for over 2 years (many issues discovered and needed to be addressed before ultimately pursuing IVF). 

    My OB’s nurse measured my tummy on Friday and placed the Doppler on my tummy and said “What a miracle!”

    We think so too. 


    Post # 72
    15207 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We both have a preference for a boy, but at 5 years of TTC, we’ll happily accept either.  (Cept we’re doing PGS, so we actually know the sex of our embryos so we do get to pick).

    Post # 73
    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Very marginal preference for a girl both times and that’s what we had. Think husband would have liked one of each but is delighted with only girls (not having more). We didn’t find out the sex either time and I loved looking/husband telling me they were girls when they arrived. 

    Post # 74
    10543 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

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    MsPlucky :  True! I keep telling DH we’re going to end up with nothing but really pretty little girls as punishment for all his misdeeds against women in his youth. tongue-out

    Post # 75
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I had a really strong preference for a boy and my husband didn’t have a preference either way. We are having a boy next month!

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