: How Did You Feel About The Gender Of Your Baby (2012 poll)

  • I was/am very happy to have either gender

    40 44.94%
  • I had/am having a girl but would have liked a boy

    4 4.49%
  • I had/am having a boy but would have liked a girl

    7 7.87%
  • I had/am having a girl but I really want a boy

    2 2.25%
  • I had/am having a boy but I really want a girl

    3 3.37%
  • I had/am having a surprise but hoping for a girl

    4 4.49%
  • I had/am having a surprise but hoping for a boy

    1 1.12%
  • I am having/had a girl and really wanted a girl

    21 23.60%
  • I am having/had a boy and really wanted a boy

    7 7.87%

thread: How do you feel about the gender of your baby?

  1. #19
    Registered User

    Nov 2008

    I had my second daughter in Dec 2011 and her gender was a surprise (as was her older sister's) and I was thrilled! I know I would have been slightly disappointed if we'd had a boy. I'd love another girl when we try for a third child too!

  2. #20
    You were RAK'ed in 2015

    Mar 2011

    When at the start of this pregnancy I was carrying twins, I really wanted one of each. Having lost one of them, I genuinely don't mind if our remaining baby is a boy or a girl, and am looking forward to the surprise. Even if it were possible to find out the gender of the one we lost, I don't think I'd want to, in case I felt like I loved or wanted it less if it were the same gender as the one we'll be taking home.

  3. #21

    Jul 2009

    I was fortunate for both pregnancies to get the sex i really wanted.

  4. #22

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic

    Surprise here, this time around, but will be happy with either!

  5. #23
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    Aug 2008
    Climbing Mt foldmore

    Baby number 3 was a girl. Thank goodness. If it had been a boy i would have loved him but perhaps not have coped with 3 boys. Our gentle girl is just what was needed. Balances the full on monkeys

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  6. #24
    Registered User

    Sep 2009
    Brisbane, QLD

    I wanted to have a boy first to appease DH's family....they kept harping on about the family name and that unless someone *hint hint* has a Boy it will be lost forever
    And I got one so now the pressure is off!

    Being that this is my last baby I was kinda sorta hoping for a girl BUT I have to admit another Boy would be very convenient - same toys etc

  7. #25
    Registered User

    Apr 2006

    I voted wanted a girl, got a girl. For my first pregnancy I had more of a leaning towards a girl. The second I really didn't care. This time I got the perfect third girl I was wanting.

  8. #26
    Registered User

    Feb 2009

    I voted for really wanting a boy and getting a boy. We actually found out the sex at the 20w scan and didn't tell anyone that we knew... I really needed to know what I was having. I think it stemmed from DH having 2 girls from a previous relationship and wanting to give him something different. He wasn't concerned in the slightest, but I really wanted us to have a boy.

  9. #27
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere

    After desperately wanting a second girl and getting a boy, I was very surprised to find myself desperately wanting my last pregnancy to be a boy, so that he would have a little mate. I'd always seen myself the mother of girls, and yet here I was, wanting the opposite lol.
    Same as DSs pregnancy I decided not to find out the sex at the morphology scan as I didn't want to have a moments disappointment towards my baby. I know other people say that knowing makes them prepared and more able to come around to the idea, but that didn't feel right for me. However, during the scan I saw for myself what gender baby was. I kept it to myself for the longest time. I gave her her name and that made her more real to me.

    Some people told me I should be grateful for a healthy baby. She was my seventh pregnancy. I'm all too aware of the miracle that is a healthy baby. In the end I'm not disappointed. Not like I thought I might be. But I was very fearful of my own possible feelings.

  10. #28
    2013 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

    May 2007

    I answered, although I'm not in your target group really. First time around I wanted a boy, was terrified of having a girl, and had a girl (which, it turns out, isn't so bad ).
    This time, I would have been fine having either, but I was very happy to find ut we are expecting another girl. I preferred a girl. Although not enough that I would have been disappointed not to have one.

  11. #29
    Rach83 Guest

    If you had of asked me this a year ago
    I would have said I hope it's a boy. But after two miscarriages the truth is all I want is a baby.

  12. #30
    Registered User

    Mar 2011
    Sydney, Australia

    I was so scared of having a girl, but was so rapt when she was born I want another and think I will be a little sad if this one is a boy.

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  13. #31
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    Aug 2008
    Climbing Mt foldmore


    This is very interesting.

    Sorry if it doesn't make sense, the barefoot princess is covering me with kisses

  14. #32
    Registered User

    Jul 2012

    I was happy to have either - I guess I kind of wanted a girl a little more than a boy (only because everyone I know who has had a baby in the last couple of years has had boys!), but I wouldn't have been disappointed had she been a boy. I'm grateful for the ability to have a child.

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  16. #34
    Registered User

    Jun 2009
    Brisbane, Qld

    I would have liked to have a little girl with this pregnancy as its my last and was a bit worried about gender disappointment if I were to find out its a boy but we found out I'm having a second little boy and am thrilled! No gender disappointment at all! Main thing is that I was able to naturally conceive this little boy and have a healthy baby!

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