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post #81 of 143

And the balance is shifting! Congrats, Ruth!

post #82 of 143
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And the balance is shifting! Congrats, Ruth!


Ruth, I am not at all surprised.  Perhaps I am biased because you sounded like me with my son but I totally trusted your gut!!

 

Yep, counting the triplets we're at 8 boys/9 girls.  So pretty tight.  I know 2 ladies IRL due in April who are also having boys.

post #83 of 143
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And the balance is shifting! Congrats, Ruth!

Thanks! Congrats to you as well!!!

 

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Ruth, I am not at all surprised.  Perhaps I am biased because you sounded like me with my son but I totally trusted your gut!!

 

Yep, counting the triplets we're at 8 boys/9 girls.  So pretty tight.  I know 2 ladies IRL due in April who are also having boys.

I trusted it, too. It's funny though now that I know, I'm wondering how I'll mother a son! And how will we ever choose a name? lol I'm sure it'll all work out, though.

post #84 of 143
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I trusted it, too. It's funny though now that I know, I'm wondering how I'll mother a son! And how will we ever choose a name? lol I'm sure it'll all work out, though.

 



I had a lot of trepidations about raising a boy (I grew up with only sisters) and had this nagging (but subtle) anxiety for my ENTIRE pregnancy (because I knew, but didn't confirm until he came out!).  I can tell you that 2.5 years into it, I am finding it lovely to have "one of each" and to experience parenting both.   But I also have pretty fluid understandings of gender and while  my son is different from my daughter I'm less convinced it's because he is a BOY and more convinced it's that he's just a different PERSON.  He's a total love bug and much more mild mannered and sweet than my daughter.  I know this will change as they approach teen years and such, but when I really think about it I find raising a daughter almost more terrifying because I know more intimately the challenges she will have to navigate.

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I had a lot of trepidations about raising a boy (I grew up with only sisters) and had this nagging (but subtle) anxiety for my ENTIRE pregnancy (because I knew, but didn't confirm until he came out!).  I can tell you that 2.5 years into it, I am finding it lovely to have "one of each" and to experience parenting both.   But I also have pretty fluid understandings of gender and while  my son is different from my daughter I'm less convinced it's because he is a BOY and more convinced it's that he's just a different PERSON.  He's a total love bug and much more mild mannered and sweet than my daughter.  I know this will change as they approach teen years and such, but when I really think about it I find raising a daughter almost more terrifying because I know more intimately the challenges she will have to navigate.


I agree that gender is not the determining factor on how someone behaves. It's personality and somewhat environment. I'm glad to be having a son and welcome the joy this new person will bring into our lives! I was afraid when I was pregnant with my daughter that she would be a boy because I was going to be a single mother and thought it'd be easier to raise a girl by myself, but I can see it's because of our personalities that we flow so well together (most of the time). I feel like I can sense this boy's personality like I did my daughters while pregnant, but didn't realize it until she was born. I'm glad my daughter will be my son's big sister, too! I think I'm still getting past a couple comments my mother-in-law made yesterday. She pointed out twice that they have 3 grandsons and 4 granddaughters and now the score will be even. I just said "I didn't realize we were keeping score. Yikes!" but it made me really uncomfortable! I thought "what if I was pregnant with a girl, would she be disappointed?" and "Will she be disappointed if we have another child and throw the score off balance in the future?" and I feel like there's some weird expectation now. How about being thrilled about a grandchild, period? I don't mean to spout off about this, I'm just a little frustrated. She's a nice woman and I do like her, she just says things without thinking and I'm extra sensitive, which is totally shocking, I know ;-) My parents have 5 granddaughters and this will be their first grandson so they're super excited, too. I think I should try to focus on the love coming this baby's way regardless of the other stuff that's said. My husband, daughter, and I are happy and excited, and that's all that really matters :-)

post #86 of 143

Congrats to all the mamas of new little boys and girls!

 

I'd like to add (not being snarky I promise!!!) that it is the SEX we are determining here with ultrasound- a physical, biological thing- a person's reproductive anatomy. Gender will be something that your child will determine (or choose not to determine in such certain terms) her- or himself, it is the label for his or her social or cultural role.

 

To me it's important to make this distinction! Thanks for listening. smile.gif

post #87 of 143
I found out this morning that I am having a baby girl! She almost didn't let us see, as she kept her legs crossed. Took 2 techs a good 15-20 minutes to get her to open her legs. Also, I have cleft lip and palate and they loooked at that so far, she looks great there. I will have another ultrasound the 18th and they will look again. Where I have CL&P, I am high risk so they look more closely and my ultrasounds last longer.
post #88 of 143

Congrats Jen!

 

What a relief that everything looks good!

 

post #89 of 143

Girl! A perfect, gorgeous, beautiful baby girl heartbeat.gif

post #90 of 143
Thread Starter 

Congrats!!

post #91 of 143
Thread Starter 

If you would like to be included in the roster on the first post please let me know! I hope I have it updated with everyone so far but point it out if I've missed you. 

post #92 of 143

Congrats, Alaskan!!! 

post #93 of 143

well we are officially expecting baby Xavier!

 

 

y
ou can add me to the boy list for sure LOL


Edited by nettster - 11/29/12 at 3:42am
post #94 of 143

Can you add me to the "Waiting to be Surprised" list, please?

post #95 of 143
Thread Starter 

Absolutely! Have I missed anyone?

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post #97 of 143
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Here's our sex reveal: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb4IBT63IgM

That was such a cute way to reveal the gender smile.gif congrats!
post #98 of 143
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Here's our sex reveal: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb4IBT63IgM

omg tooo cute. love that idea ill have to remember that for next time! LOL we did a huge facebook bet starting 14 days before the sono had 50ish people end up placing bets everyone that won got tagged in the picture privately and were the first to know outside us and the grandparents. once they all saw (or 90% of them anyways) we opened it up as a public album LOL 

post #99 of 143

Our anatomy scan was this morning. Baby was very camera shy. I was 99% sure that we were going to be seeing a girl, but after having to roll over on my side and switch positions multiple times to get baby to move a little, we saw:
 

400!

 


I was so wrong!! But there is no mistake that we are having a little mister. I thought I would be disappointed if they told me I was going to have a boy, but I definitely wasn't. I was so ecstatic to see a healthy little baby in there!

 

post #100 of 143
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Congrats!!

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