I never had a strong feeling with my three boys, but this time, I'm really feeling like I'm having a girl. But, part of me wonders if it's just wishful thinking. I mean, I've always told myself we were never "trying" for a girl in the first place, but I know there's a part of me that really wants a girl... and I'm finally willing to admit it.
So, I'm a little worried about being disappointed this time around. I know I'd love a little boy and it won't make a difference long term, but as this is probably our last baby... I'm really trying to prepare myself for having a boy, but I still keep inadvertently calling this baby "she."
To add another wrinkle, there is a non-invasive way we could find out baby's gender. I'm rh-, and there is a new, simple blood test (they just draw mom's blood) that finds out baby's rh factor as well as the gender. Since I'm having a homebirth, it would be helpful to know ahead of time whether I'll need to get rhogam or not. It's an out of network lab, though, so we'd have to pay 40%, which is around $100. I'm not sure it's worth it, or if I really want to know baby's sex or not.