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Is it my imagination, or are there an awful lot of little boys being born lately? It seems like in real life, everyone around is having boys or has recently had boys. In fact, my BooBah is the only girl under 10 who lives in a three block radius of my house! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> And now here we are online, three people having boys so far but nobody has found out that they're having a girl. Is that strange or what?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It does seem like there are more boys than girls being born. I have thought that since my oldest daughter was born 7 years ago. It has always been more difficult for me to find other girls her age for her to play with, but I never had any problem finding boys for her. Maybe that is why she is so well rounded now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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In my IRL group of friends it is pretty much equal, but I definitely have seen that trend recently online. Maybe the reason we haven't seen anyone say they are having a boy on here is cause it is so early and therefore only boy parts are likely to be seen. I think once everyone has their 20 week u/s (the ones that are getting it I mean) it should be pretty even.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In my IRL group of friends it is pretty much equal, but I definitely have seen that trend recently online. Maybe the reason we haven't seen anyone say they are having a boy on here is cause it is so early and therefore only boy parts are likely to be seen. I think once everyone has their 20 week u/s (the ones that are getting it I mean) it should be pretty even.</div>
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I don't know-- girl parts can be seen just as definatively on a modern ultrasound as boy parts can. This early on, you might be more likely to hear "70%" than "90%" either way, but I think that they'd see girls as often (if not more often) than boys.<br><br>
What really gets me about this is the statistics; theoretically, more girl babies are born than boy babies. I also know a lot of teenagers who've had boys recently (within the past two years) and that just seems funny to me, because the last things I've read about teens say that they are even more likely than women in their 20s to have girls (about 85%), but all the teenagers I know who've gotten pregnant and/or had babies in the past two years have had boys (about a dozen).<br><br>
The reason that people are more likely to have girl babies is that boy babies are more fragile at every stage of development; does this preponderance of boys mean that we're healthier than we were just ten years ago? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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It's funny this topic should come up! I was JUST thinking this. I don't know ANYONE having a girl right now -- all boys. I don't know WHAT it means, but it's weird.
 

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eilowny-- do I see you on a due date tribe??<br><br>
How exciting!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">eilowny-- do I see you on a due date tribe??<br><br>
How exciting!!</div>
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Oh yeah... you'd already unsubbed from the CTA thread when I started my 2ww. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Wow! How are you feeling? Are you excited? How is hubb doing?<br><br>
When did you find out?
 

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I dunno - I think I am having a boy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But I am also not really a good one to base stats on...all hubby's swimmers has an equal shot at the eggs...no cervix and all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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it the absolute opposite around me... all girls ALL the time, the vast majority of people I know IRL have girls or will be having girls...<br><br>
and I've been feeling like this one is a girl as well, but it's just not fitting in with my 'statistical analysis' method of gender prediction <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm feeling very strongly that I'm having a boy, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I tested at 10 dpo; fertility friend gave me the fatal cross-hairs at 3 dpo and we had done the deed the night before. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I should have waited, like Mike wanted me to, but I was eager and I thought I knew what I was doing... :sheepish: Mike's all right, considering a vasectomy but waffling quite a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think he's just really glad that this baby will arrive right after a lovely tax refund. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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It does seem to me that a lot of girls who are due around the same time (well in the spring months) are having boys... But I have a feeling that I am having a girl... Dunno why... But seeing as we aren't finding out, I guess we will jsut have to wait til April to see for me! ha ha<br><br>
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Thats soo funny, because everyone I know irl has recently had or is having girls except 1. When Sean was born, he was the only boy in a sea of girl babies. So I am still pretty sure its another boy for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, guess we have the opportunity to really tip the scales one way or the other, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I have an ultrasound this week and, cross your fingers, all will be revealed!
 

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I don't know too many pregnant people at all... and it seems to be an even balance here. I keep calling this baby a "he", but I don't really have strong feelings either way. We were sure my DD was a boy, though so go figure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The Chinese gender charts aren't much help because I don't know if this baby was conceived before or after my birthday or in July or Aug <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and with every combo it changes!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Chinese gender charts aren't much help because I don't know if this baby was conceived before or after my birthday or in July or Aug <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and with every combo it changes!</div>
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For me, it predicted a girl with DD and it predicts a girl with this one! LOL So, I guess we will see! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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The Chinese Gender predictor charts that I've seen have been wrong about my kids. One said that my son should be a girl and my daughter should be a boy, and another said that my son should be a girl and my daughter should be a girl. This time, both of those charts said that this baby is a boy, which throws in the only doubt I have as to his sex. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I feel like he's a boy, but when I see the charts I just assume that they're wrong and think that the baby might be a girl after all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: Isn't that awful? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I feel like he's a boy, but when I see the charts I just assume that they're wrong and think that the baby might be a girl after all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: Isn't that awful? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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That is the same way I feel about my intuition, which is why I can't hazard a guess about this baby!
 

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I think next may we should take our ages and birthdays and make our own gender prediction chart. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Actually, in the US more boys are born than girls and have been for some time, it looks like. I think there are more boys born than girls everywhere, though there are more women than men in many populations due to other factors.<br><br><a href="http://www.webmd.com/content/article/107/108543?src=rss_cbsnews" target="_blank">http://www.webmd.com/content/article...rc=rss_cbsnews</a><br><br>
My guess is that if there is an increased trend in even more boys it may be because of a few things, 1) people using ovulation kits and perhaps having sex more often closer to ovulation, when boys are more likely to be conceived and 2) I hate to bring this up and I'm not saying it other than as a fact (ie, no comment implied), girl pregnancies are more likely to be terminated in many places due to cultural importance of having a boy.
 
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