The gender stereotyping convos crack me up. I MEAN no offense, seriously. I had all girls till my son. Then had another girl, so he's surrounded by girls. And we are talkign GIRLY GIRLS. Not a tom boy in the bunch. Some are MORE girly than others but there is not a girl who loves even wearing blue jeans.
My youngest LOVES to put on frilly dresses and clips and sandals. And his next oldest sister, LOVES those fluffy skirts and loves pinks and rainbows.
So anyway, we watch a LOT of fairy movies and princess movies. (I HATE princess movies.) He'll pick things like Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, which everyone likes but it's not a fairy movie. He watches them, no doubt, and loves them too.
Well one day, an older sister was watchign Narnia...a fight scene. There is not a whole lot of fighting in our home, as you can imagine with a bunch of girly girls. and he had never seen a movie with fighting because it scares his younger sisters. anyway, ever since he saw that fighting scene THAT is the only thing he wants to watch. FIGHTING. So I dont think there is a whole lot we can do to change these things. NO DOUBT not every boy is going to love fighting. LOL I think you know what I mean.
I'm waiting ot find out.
My 2 biggest reasons: I dont REALLY, TRULY know how save US are. I know that will cause an uproar. LOL
I LOVE surprises. I know it's a surprise no matter what, but like someone else said, it's the difference in unwrapping your presents in October or waiting for Christmas.
I'm a HUGE planner. But I just buy gender neutral clothes. My MIL goes and buys one really cute boy or girl outfit the day the baby is born so we can have pretty pictures. By a week or two, people have delivered clothes for us. LOL
Also, some were talking about being let down by the gender. Here's my story.
We had 4 girls and then a son. Then pregnant again. We ReALLY REALLY wanted a brother for our son. SO BADLY. So when she was born and we saw it was a she, we WERE disappointed...for about 20 seconds. and then we were excited that we had a beautiful baby girl.
So that's us. I know other people might be more disappointed than we were, but it wasnt that big a deal.
and if we have another girl, we'll probably be disappointed again...LOL...but only for a few seconds. and then we'll be happy.
One more thing...I HATE when people make the comments about Oh you really must want a boy, when they see all our daughters. I HATE that because my daughters are JUST as important as my son is. You know? Someone else mentioned that, but it's true.