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My Baby Gender Preference

For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted a little girl.  I’m a bit (OK….maybe a lot) girly and I’ve always envisioned dressing up a little girl and braiding her hair and having that special mother/daughter relationship that I’ve so enjoyed with my own mom.

BUT…ever since I got pregnant I’ve been gravitating towards all things boy.  Every time I’m at a store that sells baby things I immediately check out the boys clothes, and anytime I see families with little boys I start day dreaming about catching frogs and building blanket forts with my own little boys.  As a preschool teacher I’ve even been finding myself gravitating toward the little boys in my class and finding them exceptionally sweet these days (despite the fact that they can be a little rotten sometimes).  How did this happen?  Am I actually hoping for a boy more than a girl now?

It’s true.  I think I’m kind of hoping for a little boy and apparently I’m not alone – Time Magazine says that a recent Gallup poll shows that more Americans would prefer to have a boy over a girl if they could only have one child.

Either way, boy or girl, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed, but it’s hard not to have a little bias one way or the other.  As long as we have a healthy baby I’ll be a happy mama.

Were/are you hoping for one gender over the other with your baby?  Why or why not?





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