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Take a guess at babys sex? Feeling one or the other?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi Mummas,

 

Just wanted to see if anyone else is feeling one sex over the other at the moment?

I am almost 6 weeks and as soon as I found out we were expecting I thought "GIRL!!!"

I don't know why, and its not a preference thing at all..... Its just a feeling.

Before we got pregnant we have chosen three first girl names and three boy names.. and weirdly the name that I wanted to use the least for a bubba girl is what I think this ones name is going to be!

 

Anyone else having weird baby-reading moments???

post #2 of 22

Absolutely! The day before I found out I was pregnant I thought "if I ever have another daughter I am naming her after my grandmother" which was a weird thought because I thought we were done. While I would love to have 2 boys and 2 girls, I just know it won't happen...this LO is a girl.

 

We didn't find out the sex of dd#1 but I knew she would be a girl when she came out. We had a girl name picked out all along but never a boys name...just knew. Then when I got pregnant with surprise baby #2 I remember thinking "God is giving us a son". In my gut/spirit, whatever you want to call it, I just knew!

post #3 of 22

My intuition has proven to mean nothing in these matters. It's broken. I know some mamas have strong and reliable feeling. I wish that was me! I'll be thrilled with either, but would like another baby girl if I could choose. I have four sons and only two daughters. I toyed with the idea of waiting to find out the sex this time, but the task of possibly unnecessarily picking out a boy name does not sound fun. We'll see.  

post #4 of 22

I was sure my second child was going to be a girl. Nope. This time around, I'm sure I'm carrying a boy. We will see.
 

post #5 of 22

I'm fairly certain this one is a boy,
 

post #6 of 22

I am pretty sure this is a girl. Both of our previous children have been girls and I have a lot of symptoms already...very reminiscent of my first pregnancy where I had a lot of symptoms and puked my brains out for 20 weeks. I started having sore boobs about 1.5 weeks ago, food aversions 1 week ago; and have started with headaches, heartburn, more food aversions, and constipation the last few days. I am sure by mother's day I will be throwing up. Its funny how symptoms make you feel good about your pregnancy even though your head is in the toilet.

post #7 of 22

I have no preference but my gut says boy.

post #8 of 22

I think boy... but I could be wrong! It's a pattern in dh's family, with his parents, and his sister. (Yes, I know, coincidence...) Girl, Girl, Boy...

post #9 of 22

with DD i was sure she was a girl as soon as i knew i was pregnant. then with the baby i miscarried i was sure boy as soon as i was pregnant. this time i don't feel one way or the other...having lots of symptoms, but having a hard time feeling connected to this baby. perhaps because it's so soon after losing a baby that my brain isn't wanting to let me get attached. hubby really wants a boy, but i'm happy either way. we plan on lots of kids, so i figure eventually i'll have some of each. we have boy and girl names picked out.

post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 

Tropicana- Thats so funny about naming her (if its a her!) after your grandmother! As soon as I found out I was pregnant I thought "GIRL" and then as I was hopping into the shower a little part of my brain said "Don't make it too hot- Ruby won't like that!".... Ruby is my grandmothers name and our third name choice for a girl!

I am convinced its a little Ruby girl in there now :)

 

I am not normally like this! Very odd!

post #11 of 22

My first son was going to be Ruby but, you know, he's a boy winky.gif

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

 

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My first son was going to be Ruby but, you know, he's a boy winky.gif

 

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Sitting next to my "morning sickness bucket" cackling!

post #13 of 22

My intuition doesn't work, either!  I thought both my boys were girls and then when pregnant with my daughter I refused to believe she might be a girl despite a really strong visualization in a childbirth class because I knew I would be disappointed if I was expecting a girl and then got a boy.  Which would be so unfair to a boy!

 

I am really okay with this baby being either, although if I could choose I'd pick girl because I've got two boys and one girl.  But OTOH, my girl pregnancy was much harder on me than my boy pregnancies were.  And there are no pairs of sisters anywhere in my family for three - four generations (my husband's family has lots of sisters in it, but not mine.)  I'm not sure I would know what to do with TWO girls!

post #14 of 22

I had three boys before I had a girl and was so convinced I'd never have a daughter that I didn't believe it until she was born. To this day my default setting is to expect a boy. 

 

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Originally Posted by Mamabeakley View Post

My intuition doesn't work, either!  I thought both my boys were girls and then when pregnant with my daughter I refused to believe she might be a girl despite a really strong visualization in a childbirth class because I knew I would be disappointed if I was expecting a girl and then got a boy.  Which would be so unfair to a boy!

 

 

post #15 of 22

 

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Originally Posted by kawa kamuri View Post

I had three boys before I had a girl and was so convinced I'd never have a daughter that I didn't believe it until she was born. To this day my default setting is to expect a boy. 

 

 

 

I'm feeling like that now a bit as that's what I've had most recently.

 

Two girls...then two boys...now I'm kinda hoping that DH flipped the switch back to making girls only because it might be nice to have a break from the testosterone surge.  My boys are awesome, but they do seem so much more impulsive and energetic since about 3 1/2 or so and I think are more work....  We already have a 'girl name' picked out from years ago.  Will have to work on a boy name.

 

As far as intuition goes, the first three I was right about (I predicted the gender).  I didn't have an inkling really about #4, though I could tell baby had an easy going kind of personality.  I was right about the personality!

post #16 of 22

 

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I have no preference but my gut says boy.

 

Same here. I know DH would love to have a boy this time. 

post #17 of 22

 

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Originally Posted by Mamabeakley View Post

My intuition doesn't work, either!

 

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I was convinced both of my girls were going to be boys-like completely convinced :) and I thought for sure Henry was a girl...the only reason we found out with Henry was our midwife was worried I was carrying twins because after slow weight gain and easy to find heart rates, at about 8 months pregnant I put on 10 pounds in 1 week and she was getting conflicting reads on the doppler...so we went in for an ultrasound (the first of the pg) and the tech didn't know we didn't know so she was all like "No need to worry about twins, you've got one biiiiiiiig boy in there!"

 

Umm so needless to say I have no intuition whatsoever about gender...other things? yes. Genitalia? Nope, lol.

post #18 of 22

Add me to the Broken Intuition Club! I was absolutely certain that J was going to be a girl. Positive. I was surprised and delighted to hear my husband saying "it's a BOY!!!" in the moment I felt him emerge from my body. I'll never forget that.

 

This time I'm thinking boy, but I'm a lot less certain.

post #19 of 22

Phat Christy I think you are having a boy.

 

I have changed my mind. This baby told me lastnite that he was Reece, which is the boy name we had picked last time.

post #20 of 22

This is the first pregnancy for me, so I don't know if I have a working intuition about this yet. But in the first few weeks of knowing we were expecting, I was pretty sure we will be having a boy! I think it's because, even though we weren't trying that month, we did have sex the day before and the day that I'm assuming I ovulated. So I guess we'll see if that theory about boy-making sperm and girl-making sperm holds true for us!

 

We don't have a huge preference either way, and don't plan to find out before the birth. Some days I catch myself thinking about what it would be like to have one versus the other, and I notice that my 'preference' is changing every couple of days. DH and I talk about it every few days or so, and I know he would love to have a girl first, and I'd be pretty happy with that too. But we have a ton of friends with little boys, and some days it's really easy to imagine our son running around with them in a couple years! In the end though, I don't want to allow myself to get my hopes up for either sex because I don't want to feel any disappointment when the baby is born. And since we're hoping to have four kids, I figure we'll get a chance to have at least one of each, so it doesn't matter which one comes first.

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