Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I agree that the cost of frozen sperm is nothing compared with the cost of raising a child. And the more recent statistics show that frozen sperm really does produce 50/50 girls and boys. We are expecting our third boy with the same donor, but we are in touch with 15 of our kids' donor siblings (other children who were conceived with our same annonymous donor), and 8 of them are girls and 7 are boys. Of my friends who have had babies with frozen sperm, there are actually more girl than boy children. Of my friends who have used known donors, they all 3 had boys.
We initially hoped for a girl too, but after realizing that we could very easily have a boy and that we needed to be okay with that, we decided that it really didn't matter after all. We LOVE being mamas of boys.
If you feel really strongly about having a girl baby, you should think about adopting. Adopting through the state is free, and you can pick the sex of the baby.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.