Friday, 14 February 2014

I Hope Its A Boy

As soon as I started telling people that I was pregnant I got the usual questions like most do. When are you due? Do you have morning sickness? Will you find out the sex?

I also got the statement of I hope its a boy.

It seemed strange to me why people would say this. Yes we already have a little girl but the perfect family isn't always one boy and one girl. You don't have to have one of each.

Don't get me wrong if bubba is a boy we would be over the moon but if bubba is a girl we would be equally as happy. I think that for Paige to have a little sister would be amazing. Just as amazing as her having a little brother. The fact that she will get to grow up with a sibling close in age is amazing in itself!

Surely it shouldn't matter the sex of the baby. All that matters is that bubba is healthy and growing well. And we are very thankful that he/she is doing well so far.

During the first few weeks the statement used to really annoy me and it still does to be honest. Fair enough if people think the baby will be a boy that's fine just don't say that your hoping its a boy because we already have a little girl. I'm hoping the baby is healthy and that's all you should hope too!

We honestly don't have a preferred sex and never did with Paige. Both me and Mark would love a boy or a girl for different reasons. A boy would be a different experience and it would mean that we get to do so much more shopping and go blue crazy. But a girl would mean that Paige has a sister close in age, something neither me or Mark had. It would also mean that we could reuse a lot of Paige's things which would save us a lot of money.

The sex of the baby was decided at conception, weeks and weeks ago. That's set in stone now although no one yet knows.

We probably will find out the gender if baby lets us. But we may still keep it a secret from everyone else, we aren't sure what we want to do yet. Although I have some pretty fun ideas on how to announce the sex if we do find out and decide to tell all.

Did you get statements on the sex of your baby?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx

19 comments:

  1. If we're lucky enough to have baby number 2 at some time in the future, I would love to have a girl but as you rightly say having a baby that is healthy is the most important thing. I would be annoyed with others saying 'I hope it's a....' too! X

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  2. This is a great post Nic. I completely agree, so many people said the same to me and all I cared was that baby was healthy. I would have loved a boy to experience a different kind of parenting but I also would have loved a girl so Mads had a sister and best friend close in age. And obviously I got my beautiful LL, and now I wouldn't swop her for the world. Two girls is perfect for our family. :) xx

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    1. Thanks sweetie. Your family is very perfect with two girls :) xx

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  3. I would love one of each but that's not for me to decide. A healthy baby is the main thing

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  4. A healthy baby is definitely top priority. I wasn't bothered if I was going to have a boy or a girl when I was pregnant and if we were to have another in the future, either would be fine then too. xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty | Tiny Flutters - Mummy & Baby

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  5. I won't lie I always wanted boys. So when I found out I was pregnant with my first I was over the moon to find out he was indeed a boy. Unfortunately Jacob was born with a heart condition and was very poorly when he was born. I luckily went on to have another son who was healthy, and again I was overjoyed. But when I became pregnant with my third EVERYBODY put such an emphasis on baby being a girl it made me angry. I did have a baby girl and I was over the moon but not because she was a girl but because she was healthy. I know what it's like when they're not xxx

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    1. Awww, i'm sorry to hear that. I can imagine it wasn't nice. As the mum you do just want a healthy baby and the sex isn't really an issue. I guess people lose sight of that x

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  6. I've just announced my pregnancy yesterday so I haven't had any comments....yet! I do think people will ask if we want a girl this time round!

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    1. Awww. Congratulations!! I hope they don't annoy you too much if they start! x

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  7. It is so annoying. When I was pregnant with my 2nd I was under so much pressure to produce a girl as we only have boys in our extended family. Of course I had another boy which I couldn't have been happier about after having gone through the trauma of a miscarriage previously. But even still with my youngest at 18months people keep asking me if I'm going to "try for a girl". Its so rude and personal.

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    1. It is. I just don't think people think about what they are really saying x

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  8. I know where you are coming from! If I was to have another boy I would be equally as happy as if I was to be expecting a girl. I don't think people mean any harm by it as they think that a boy and a girl is the ideal. Which it would be, it would be nice to have one of each but just as ideal to have 3 girls or 4 boys. As long as the baby it healthy, happy and well loved then all is well :) xx

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  9. We actually had a few texts when we text out from hospital when Ollie was born "oh better luck next time" and similar! On the day our healthy boy was born! HOW BLOODY RUDE! Happy and healthy is all the ever matters! xxx

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    1. Oh my goodness, that is terrible!!!! Happy and healthy is all that matters xx

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