Excited but a bit sad- I don't know that I will go for a #5, and if I do, I want it to be because I want another *child* not a daughter. So here's to hoping a few of them will marry and my daughters-in-law will LIKE me!
Another thing is I will get to use some of the things I made/bought for my son who died last October. I gave most of it away because I didn't want to see it, but I still have some of it. Maybe the things will be like a present from his older brother.
So anyone else having #4 of the same gender?
I have a step daughter then hubbie and I have 3 girls then a boy, so we have 4 girls and a boy and a baby due in Dec, my gut says girl I was so shocked when we had our little boy, wasn't sure I would know how to parent a boy But he is such an amazing addition to our family and is so well taken care of by his big sisters! He is thrilled he gets to be a big brother now!!
Congrats and , mama. I have 3 boys and am not finding out gender on this one... But I know I'll have very similar feelings if this one is another boy.
I hope it will be healing to be able to use some of the special things from your last son, as well.
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
I had 4 girls and then a boy. I didn't think I wanted a boy though, so I was happy to keep having what I knew. But when number 5 was born a boy I was pleasantly surprised and he's been awesome. I never realized boys could be so sweet and fun! So it all worked out ok.
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
Cindy + DH Paul = DS1 (4/26/06), DS2 (11/30/07), DD (12/20/10) & surprise 4th edition coming in April 2014.
Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Breastfeeding Counselor
There's a feeling (at least in our culture) that it's better to have at least one child of each sex - perhaps to "get the experience" of each one. I think that comes into play no matter how many we have. I have one boy, and am only planning 2 kids, so if this one's another boy I'll "miss out" on having a girl. I think part of it is that sex is one of the few things we can know about a person right away, so it's easy to get focused on that. We don't spend much time thinking "oh I hope I have at least one athlete and one bookworm" or other things like that because we don't know those things until much later, when we're hopelessly smitten with whatever kid we have.
If you weren't having a boy, you'd be missing out on the wonderful person your son will be!
The sea monkey has my money.
We will likely have another baby after this one, but because we want more kids! We love our girls, and our boy!
And sept04mama- We passed the things for our daughter that died down to her younger siblings just like we did with our other kids, with the exception of a few items for her keepsake box. It was hard to see them sometimes, but now I really cherish seeing the things being used. Especially the homemade things.
Hugs to you mama!
love and light
Tracy momma to an angel DD 9/3/96 DS 9/5/97 DS 8/11/98 DS 7/2/09 and DS 12/9/10 and due for baby #6 in July 2012 Im a breastfeeding momma married to my DH for 4 yrs