Jan 08 2009

M/F?

The absolute, number ONE question I get regarding this pregnancy is “So, will you find out what it is?” A part of me always wants to say something snippy like “Well, I’m pretty sure that we can guarantee it will be human, though you never know what those alien experiments might have done to me.” But I never do. “Yes, will we try to find out if it cooperates.” (Because you know that you can’t always tell if baby’s feeling shy that day.)

Following that, I nearly always get that person’s determined opinion about the baby’s gender. “You’re having a girl.” TO A PERSON, they all seem to believe that this is a female I’m carrying. Cole was the only dissenter, and he refused to believe that a girl baby was even a possibility.

That is until last night. Last night, randomly, as I was buckling him into his carseat, Cole announced that I will be having a girl baby. Not just any girl baby, though- a BEAUTIFUL girl baby.

Of course he also declared that he was cooking a boy baby in his belly, so his opinion may not be the most reliable or informed.

But I’m interested in prediction reliability, so I wonder- did you think you knew the gender before the ultrasound or birth when you or your loved ones were pregnant? Were you right? Or are you one of those perfect predictors? I met someone yesterday who claimed to be, but he said he’d have to see me when I was bigger to tell. Actually, what he said was that he’d have to check out my backside when I was really big. He’s a coworker, so I refrained from making any comment, but it was really difficult to hold my tongue.

3 Comments

  • By HeatherPride, January 8, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    Interesting. I have no idea if I’m a good predicter or not. With both of my kids I had very strong inclinations regarding their sex and I was right both times. But you get a 50/50 chance! Those are decent odds anyway! Although it was interesting that when my husband and I were starting the adoption process for #2, I saw a picture of a beautiful little Russian girl with blonde hair who reminded me so much of myself when I was little (wow, how conceited, I just called myself a beautiful little girl? I didn’t mean it like that, for the record. You know what I mean, right?), that I thought to myself, what the heck, I can make one of those from scratch! And thus Claire was born.

  • By heels, January 8, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    I know a lot of women who say that they had strong feelings about the gender while they were pregnant and were correct. I didn’t with Cole and I can’t say that I really do this time, either. I’m also not terribly concerned either way. I’ll take a healthy baby no matter what the gender.

  • By kittyinarocket, January 11, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

    One of my students’ grandmothers insists that she has never been wrong about the gender of a baby. When she found out we weren’t going to know with this one until its birthday, she told me she’d respect that and never mention whether it’s a “he” or “she” around me. I sort of want to have her write it down and seal it in an envelope or something though, just to see if she’s right.

    6 months and this little dude/dudette is kicking up a storm. I have these strong feelings that I’m having a boy, and then out of the blue I’ll have a series of baby girl dreams. We go in next week for an ultrasound, and I have to remember to announce upon walking in that I don’t want them to tell me. Last time the dr. made me stare at the wall for a moment so HE could check without me knowing.

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