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another girl.<br><br>
What are the odds that we can produce 6 children, and never once get a single boy?<br><br><a href="http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=qyys3wx.52ctjnup&x=1&y=e8irl1" target="_blank">http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...p&x=1&y=e8irl1</a><br><br>
I wasn't going to do the U/S but I discovered the 3d ones were cheap- like less than $200 and DH really wanted to know the sex before birth, and then MW picke dup 2 HB's in one visit, and since their rates were different, we couldn't rule out twins, especially with my measurements being so funky (I was growing 2-3 cm/week for a while there, I am still measuring 8cm over but at least now I am only growing 1.5 cm/week instead of 3. I was so afraid it was twins.<br><br>
So- another girl. She smiled during the U/S and played peek-a-boo with her legs up by her face, and she was sucking her thumb, and her eyes were even a little bit open. ten fingers, ten toes.<br><br>
Little Girl, Little girls, everywhere I turn I see them..... ( I just made that my new ringtone- it's from Annie)
 

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Well, theoretically the chances of producing 6 girls a priori is 1/64. In other words, 1 out of every 64 families who have 6 children will have the same composition as you. One out of every 32 6-kid families will have all boys or all girls.<br><br>
However, given 5 girls, the chances of having a 6th girl are 50-50.<br><br>
(Disclaimer - All of the above is assuming complete independence between births, that the sex of one child is not affected by the sex of previous births. I'm not sure to what extent certain women are more prone to a certain sex, or whether men's sperm can be primarily one kind or another. Also, I've heard theories that remaining hormones from two closely spaced children can affect the sex of the second child. I'm not sure about all this.)<br><br>
My dissertation was on misconceptions of randomness. There is an interesting article about how misunderstandings of randomness can affect fertility decisions (research done in the Philipines), eg. believing that after 5 girls a boy is more likely, therefore pushing a couple to have another child that they would not have otherwise. (I could go on and on for another 250 pages, if anyone is interested).
 

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Well, girls rule, so congrats <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Wow ... so were you hoping for a boy, or are you happy to have a house of six girls? I guess you're famous in the neighborhood!
 

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oooooooh!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Congratulations!!!! I have four girls in my family(I'm the oldest) and we are best friends as adults-very loyal to each other! I hope your house of girls is a wonderful blessing to you. Sisters are some of the best friends a girl/woman could every have!!! Enjoy!<br><br>
That's the best ringtone! Hahaha!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Congrats on another girl!<br><br>
Just me, but I'd much rather have 6 girls than 6 boys (and I know someone who has 6 kids, all boys!). I also know a family who had 6 girls, and then the seventh child was a boy. They stopped having kids after that. Can you imagine that boy, having so many sisters?!<br><br>
anyway, I think your news is wonderful. As a pp said, I think your girls will grow up to be SO CLOSE, and that is really, really neat.
 

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Congratulations. I think that is wonderful. What did your husband say? I bet he definitely feels outnumbered with all that estrogen in the house.
 

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I have a cousin with 6 girls - you are SO lucky! What a big, fantastic family! I would take 6 girls any day of the week. Congratulations!!
 

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It's the sperm that determines the gender, right? At this point, I would just start assuming that my husband just doesn't MAKE boy sperm if I were you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Congratulations on your new baby GIRL! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/babygirl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Babygirl">: I think your house full of girlies sounds super fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Did you notice how Kodak has the ad at the bottom of the page telling you that you can order mugs & calendars & such with your pictures on them? And they automatically show all the things for sale with your image on them- haha, I just can't imagine anyone ordering a mug or a t'shirt with their babies' VULVA on it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Hee hee, the thought of that just really made me laugh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Congrats!! There's a family here in my hometown with 8 girls, no boys... and a former babysitter just had her 7th boy... no girls.<br><br>
I think large families are awesome!! (I'm the oldest of 7 and would like at least 6 of my own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) At least you don't have to go out any buy more baby clothes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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Congrats! My side of the family has a boy streak, and I always imagined I'd have 10 boys (I was one of ~20 male cousins, and had 3 brothers!). Everyone in my family tries until they have girls and usually give up at boy #4. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> They would be so jealous!
 

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COngrats on the baby girl. Ph level of your cervical mucous as well as dh's sperm can play a part.<br><br>
My grandmother's neighbor has 13 boys.
 

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Congratulations! Wonderful, sweet, snuggly, delicious little girls! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Personally, logical thought (statistics and randomness) aside, if I had 5 girls, I would probably assume that #6 would also be a girl. I don't have a source to cite, but I've heard a lot (so much that I have just assumed it was accepted as fact) that some men make only x-sperm or only y-sperm. I think i've heard that "only x-sperm" men are rather more common than "only y-sperm" men. I have no actual idea if that is real science or not though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
My mother had 4 bio girls before having a bio boy. I know she was very surprised, but would have been thrilled either way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah that's interesting. I'm one of four girls, although my mom did go on to have her last child be a boy. She was pretty surprised and just assumed he'd be a girl too. And he looks JUST like my dad, so I know it's legit! And I do seem to know quite a few families with three of the same gender.
 

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Lurking from Jan, but we just found out we were having girl #4, so I understand where you are coming from <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We did the Shuttles method (timing) and we still got a girl, so I am blaming it on dh.<br>
BUT - my mom had 4 girls, then a surprise boy many years later (all same dad), so who knows.<br><br>
I also know 2 families with 6 boys, so it does happen both ways<br><br>
Congrats!
 

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i am very happy about it. DH really had his heart set on a boy. I have heard that my ph level can "kill off" boy sperms, and maybe that's happening? I don't care- if I had to choose, I would choose all girls, I don't even know what I would do with a boy. I am just glad it isn't something we have to discuss, as a couple, and decide on. Apparently God agrees with me, girls are fine. We are definitely done- 6 kids was "the deal" we made when we got married, no way am I going to tempt fate by trying "just once more." POor DH, he was having such a terrible day already.
 

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My mom was one who had girls firs... four of them, then three boys. I'm currently expecting our third girl... since we're thinking (at least I'M thinking) 6-8 kids... I'm hoping we'll end up with at least one boy in there. <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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