“I Really Want a…” Which Celeb Parents Have a Baby Gender Preference? (Photos)

Let’s get one thing straight: All pregnant women want a healthy baby first and foremost. Even so, sometimes they have other things on their wish list – and there’s nothing wrong with that.

While some expectant moms sincerely don’t have a gender preference, others do hold out hopes of having one or the other. A mother of boys might want a girl to change things up a little; a first-time mom might have visions of having a boy who could be a caring big brother to future siblings. Whatever the reason, experts assure us that these desires are perfectly natural. And once that baby is born, moms wonder how they could ever have wanted anything other than what they have.

Even royals have their preferences. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, said yesterday that both she and Prince William have separate wishes when it comes to the sex of the royal baby. (Fortunately, thanks to recent legal changes, the new arrival will be heir to the throne no matter what its gender.)

Who else has confessed a desire for pink or blue? Find out here!

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  • Vanessa Lachey: Wanted a boy 2 of 8
    Vanessa Lachey: Wanted a boy
    Last spring, while pregnant with her first child, Vanessa answered a Twitter fan who wanted to know whether she wanted a boy or girl. "I'm excited either way! But I always wanted a boy 1st," she answered. "Just a healthy baby." She got her wish with the birth of little Camden - but not before offering many reassurances that a healthy child was her first priority.
    Source: Twitter.
  • Giuliana Rancic: Wants a girl 3 of 8
    Giuliana Rancic: Wants a girl
    Her long-held dream of becoming a mother finally came true last September with the birth of little Duke. But they're not done yet. The couple has been open about their plans to have more children soon, via surrogate. Giuliana said in an interview last fall, "We would love twins. It's not out of the question. If we had a girl, though, it would be amazing. I think as a woman you always dream about having a little girl to wear matching outfits with."
    Source: Life & Style Weekly via Daily Mail.
  • Mario Lopez: Wants a boy 4 of 8
    Mario Lopez: Wants a boy
    The X Factor and wife Courtney Mazza are expecting their second child later this year. At an awards event last month, he admitted, "I already have a girl, so if we have a boy, that would be nice. But I won't be disappointed if we don't." We'll have to wait to find out if his wish comes true; the couple have decided to keep the baby's sex a secret.
    Source: Us Weekly.
  • Jennifer Garner: Wanted a girl 5 of 8
    Jennifer Garner: Wanted a girl
    Expecting her third child last winter, the actress admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she was hoping to carry on a family tradition. "Three girls is a great way to grow up," she said. "I'm one of three girls and my little sister is awesome." Having a boy, she predicted, "would be cool and different." Now that she has little Samuel, she knows it for sure!
    Source: People.
  • Jennifer Hudson: Wants a girl 6 of 8
    Jennifer Hudson: Wants a girl
    The Oscar-winning singer-actress isn't shy about her preferences. She said in an interview last year, "Yes, I do want a baby girl. My son [David] is now 4, actually 3 now. I'll wait until he's almost 5 so he can help change diapers. I need him to help Mommy out. I've got a whole plan."
    Source: Wonderwall (MSN).
  • Kate Middleton: Wants a boy 7 of 8
    Kate Middleton: Wants a boy
    The royal parents-to-be have different hopes for their "little grape" on the way. The Duchess told an Irish Guardsman yesterday, "I'd like to have a boy and William would like a girl." Either way, the royal baby will be called Prince or Princess - and will follow his or her father to the throne one day.
    Source: People.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Want a girl 8 of 8
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Want a girl
    It's been rumored for weeks that the expectant parents will welcome a girl this summer - and this will come as especially happy news. Sources have told HollywoodLife both that "Kanye always wanted a girl" and that "Kim has always dreamed of having a little girl, and now she has her wish!"
    Source: HollywoodLife.

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