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I know this is a subject that everybody has mixed opinions on – but with my still grieving from my miscarriage, and what we went through to get little man, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Does it matter what the gender of your baby is?
Since I can remember, I’ve seen people on their subsequent pregnancies, discussing what they would like the gender of this baby to be. When I discovered I was pregnant with little man, I had no urge for a particular gender, I was just absolutely ecstatic that we finally had our dream come true. From around 6 weeks pregnant, I just had a feeling, a mummy instinct, that we were having a boy. This wasn’t off the back of any particular preference, it was just ‘there’. We had always decided that we were going to find out the gender; again, not because of any particular preference, just that I’m an impatient organisation freak and I wanted to be prepared!
Now here, I am not questioning the choice of finding out vs. not finding out. It’s the question of preference. For example, we had a boy the first time around – when I was pregnant with our little angel, I had a feeling again – that it was another boy. This time though, we were going to have a surprise. I have to admit, I was happy with the feeling, BUT I didn’t feel sad either that I didn’t feel that it was a girl. I would have genuinely been happy with either gender. When our little angel was born, if we would have been blessed with two boys, or a boy and girl – it didn’t bother me in the slightest, as long as they were healthy. Even with health problems, of course I would still love them though.
I am guessing the gender preference is different for a first pregnancy, in that some people have always dreamt of how they want their family to be. But then again saying that, I suppose it could be the same way for following pregnancies – if you have always wanted one of each sex, then you might wish for the opposite sex this time, and genuinely be upset if it isn’t.
I suppose I am writing this because with me never having any gender preference, I am genuinely interested in why people do, whether it be in their first pregnancy or following pregnancies.
So, did you have a preference for gender in any of your pregnancies?
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